Review: Benjamin & Wen’s Korea Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Experience

What goes behind the scenes of a beautiful korean concept pre-wedding photoshoot? Here we share with you the complete Korea pre-wedding experience from the gown fitting to the makeup and hairstyling to the actual photoshoot at the studio.

Benjamin and Wen, the couple who are from USA and are currently living in New Zealand for work, flew to Korea for their pre-wedding photo shoot. This couple knew exactly what they wanted. They had their eyes set on Kuho Studio, being fans of classic and timeless photography styles, and La Bonheur for gown and makeup/hair. Very swiftly, they made their booking with a deposit payment.

Day 1: Gown Fitting at La Bonheur

We picked Benjamin and Wen up from their hotel and headed to La Bonheur. To convenient our clients, all our Korea studio packages include hotel pickup, if you are staying in the Gangnam area, or pickup from Sinsa subway station.

La Bonheur is a bridal shop that provides both wedding gown rental and bridal hair and makeup services. View La Bonheur’s portfolio.

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Benjamin and Wen in La Bonheur’s waiting area
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Look at the wide range of accessories they provide! You don’t have to bring any jewellery or accessories for your photoshoot, they are all provided by the boutique.
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All changing rooms would come with a nice sofa so that the groom can sit and relax as he witnesses his bride in the beautiful gowns.
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Before the gown fitting, Wen is brought to the makeup area for a simple updo and to put on some bridal accessories, so that she would have a more complete bridal look when she tries on the gowns. This is a common practice for Korean bridal boutiques.
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Wen in a fluffy and ruffled A-line wedding gown, look how pretty she is! The bridal assistant handed her a flower bouquet, so that she would have a complete bridal look.
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Looking great in an elegant and romantic mermaid gown.
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The boutique has a wide range of gowns, including long train gowns.

They are all set for tomorrow’s photoshoot! Gown fitting at the bridal boutiques will typically take 1.5 hours. After that, our driver would fetch you back to the hotel or Sinsa subway station.

Day 2: Makeup & Hairstyling at La Bonheur

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La Bonheur’s makeup area – it’s a makeup heaven for all girls! Look at the range of makeup products they have!
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Wen getting her hair done by the Korean stylist. The korean bridal look is famous for their natural and soft-looking curls. Look at those beautiful curls! The boutique will prepare a robe for the bride like the one Wen is wearing here so that it is easier for the bride to change into her gown after the makeup and hairdo is done.
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Some light makeup for Benjamin, so that he will have a sharper look on the photos. Nothing too heavy-looking!

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Almost there! The Koreans are famous for the glowy and radiant makeup styles. You can see Wen’s complexion glowing in this photo!

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Done! The beautiful Wen and charming Benjamin.

Day 2: Photoshoot at Kuho Studio

Kuho Studio is a studio that focuses on simplicity and elegance to bring out the best emotions between the bride and groom. View Kuho Studio’s portfolio.

A 5 hour photoshoot can be very tiring for the couple, especially for the bride. Thankfully, the package comes with a personal helper to assist Wen, to put on the gown and adjust her dress during the photoshoot. The helper also helped to touch up Wen’s makeup, change her hairstyles and put on different accessories throughout the shoot.

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Helper adjusting Wen’s hairdo.
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Wen wears a sweet hair piece for this scene. Notice how a drop-shoulder lace topper makes a big difference to the original tube gown. Now it looks like a totally new gown!

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Helper spreading out the skirt for Wen.

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Photographer’s assistant directing Wen on her pose.
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Wen changing into an Illusion neckline topper.

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At the rooftop garden!
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The helper changed a new hairstyle for Wen to match her short white gown. A princessy bun updo!

A Teaser of the Final Edited Photos

Here’s a teaser of Benjamin and Wen’s out-of-the-world romantic photoshoot that is reminiscent of your favourite Korean drama.

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To view the full collection of their final edited photos, check out this article:  Classic and Timeless Korean Studio Pre-wedding Photoshoot

Benjamin & Wen’s Review of their Korea Pre-Wedding Experience

Benjamin shares with us that it was a great photoshoot experience, “The Korean photographers are awesome and had a great attitude. Everything was off expectations.

The Korean photographers are awesome and had a great attitude. Everything was off expectations.

Benjamin and Wen chose OneThreeOneFour as “it was a central hub connecting with multiple studios and the price was transparent. We did look around and contacted other studios, however OneThreeOneFour was simple“.

See also: Korean-American Bride Reviews Her Experience with Sum Studio.

Book a Korean Studio Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

Can’t wait to get have your very own photoshoot? View our full list of Korean wedding studios. The packages and prices are indicated on each studios’ profile page as well.

If you have any questions regarding our Korea pre-wedding photography packages, feel free to drop us an email at hello@wp.onethreeonefour.com.

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