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Tran Family Photography in Daejeon, South Korea

Photography can be a selfish hobby – all the expensive gear purchased, the time spent “out in the field” getting the shot, editing till all hours of the night, going out researching locations and more. On the other hand, this incredible pass time also allows you to be as social and as giving as you’d like with a remarkable ability to make others around you joyful. Whether its capturing a tender kiss from a loving fiance or giant smooches on both cheeks from two first time parents, photographers have the ability and the honor to capture it all and to make someone’s memories come to life every time they glance at that capture.

A few weeks ago, I got to do just that and couldn’t be more happy to share the final images of the Tran family photo session, created here in my home studio as well as just 10 minutes away. The smiles on the faces of these two new parents make me so elated and thankful for having been asked to spend time together while taking some shots. Thank you Laurie, Hoang and baby Kieran!!!

My favorite image? It would have to be this one:


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  1. Another beautiful family photo session. I’m still waiting for you to do a cosplay photo shoot! That would be truly spectacular especially if you can find the right background and setting. Maybe at one of the palaces? 🙂

  2. Even with amateur photographers, I feel so happy whenever I see my photos. My, how much more if it comes from a pro like you. So, yes, photos give so much joy to the subject (who will later receive the photos).

    Those photos will be treasured forever by the family, Alla.

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