The outcome of the photos was absolutely brilliant and we are extremely happy with the results. The concept is vastly different from Taiwan/Singapore concept and we are really glad to be the first amongst our friends to do this. As the current concept of pre-wedding photoshoot offered by local studios mostly promote outdoor scenes eg. scenery, most of our friends were shocked that we were going all the way to Korea to take photos in a studio and they thought that it was ridiculous for us to travel all the way and not take any scenery. However, when we posted some of our photos on Facebook, everyone was awed by the results and how cool the studio is.
The level of service we received was fantastic! From the service of Ji Young from I-do Wedding who helped co-ordinate all the different services, to that of the bridal gown boutique, beauty salon and photography studio. Everyone possessed a very professional attitude and did their best to make us look super gorgeous for our photoshoot by offering their professional opinion and advice. The bridal studio was an upscale one and the gowns were gorgeous; beauty salon actually used high quality and branded make-up like Mac, Benefit and even Chanel! Direct communication with the staff was tough, but it was made so much better with our manager, Ji Young, who is very proficient in both English and Korean, and we managed to get our message across accurately.
We would like to specially commend the bridal shop assistant who was extremely meticulous and professional. She was very alert to minor details such as our hair being out of place, arranging the train of the gown and changing of accessories before each picture was taken. Her attentiveness brought out the best in the photos and we were really very very thankful for her! We were very impressed by how the whole team braved the subzero weather with us during the outdoor scenes and made tried their best to make us feel warm by covering a blanket whenever we are changing scenes and providing us with hot water bottles to hold. The photograper was really professional not only in his photography techniques, but also how he manages to coax different expressions out of us.
Even though our package was pricier than most overseas packages offered by local studios, we felt that it was all worth it due to the high level of service and professionalism offered. Most of all, it was the experience of the whole Korean pre-wedding photography concept which cannot be offered by ANY local bridal boutiques!
From Marc & Mayvina