Ah, Daisy and JinUk. What can I say about the couple I dubbed our client soul-mates? We didn't know what to expect when Daisy sent us dozens of emails as she narrowed down her search for her perfect wedding photographer. She was choosy, that much was obvious. After passing her test and answering her hundreds of questions (ok, maybe not hundreds, but you get the idea) to her satisfaction, I'll admit that it was particularly satisfying to have them choose us! When we finally met in person for their engagement shoot in Malibu a few months before their wedding, we bonded immediately over Ramen and Korean skincare (ok, the skincare was just JinUk and I - snail cream FTW!). The chemistry between Daisy and JinUk was evident; JinUk sparks that infectious laugh of hers which makes her physically double over until she is laughing with her whole body. And Daisy's sweet and friendly personality makes it impossible not to love her.
Their wedding at DeLoach vineyard in Santa Rosa, California was a reflection of all the things that they hold dear: close friends and family, great food enjoyed Al Fresco, laughter, dancing, and of course, Ramen. JinUk was the host with the most, constantly checking in with his guests to make sure everyone was enjoying the meal.
The next day Daisy and JinUk met up with us at Lands End in San Francisco, the city they call home, for some portraits. Jinuk was a good sport when I teased him about his hesitation to "trespass" by even a foot, even when his own mother-in-law lovingly mocked him for it! He even seemed to appreciate my uncanny impression of his dance moves; I think it helped that they made Daisy laugh that magical laugh of hers. They walked and laughed and climbed and even hopped over a rope or two for our photos and we felt so spoiled to have the opportunity to collaborate on this portrait session with such an incredible couple.
It was actually a little heartbreaking to say goodbye to them, we just had such a blast the whole time. It was a thrill to pass Daisy's test, to be there for her and JinUk as they celebrated their union, but really we just feel so lucky to have made 2 new friends!