Tokyo is probably one of the best location to photograph a couple pre wedding portrait session in. We have been to Tokyo for a couple of times and we just love it every time we are here. The city is so vibrant and full of life! You can get everything from the busyness of the city centre to a tranquil spot in a garden somewhere in the city itself. From the mix or urban to beautiful Japanese gardens, Tokyo is packed with many ‘Instagramable’ locations. Speaking of packed, Tokyo is also packed with people! One thing that is challenging is to photograph the couple without having people in the background. I guess it takes a bit of patience and just at the right timing it is possible to do so! It is really something we can be proud of because the areas that we photograph these portrait sessions was in public places. Since it is Sakura season, these places were also packed with people! We manage to capture some frames just as though they had the entire garden to themselves.
Kaz is Japanese while Samantha is Malaysian, it was really wonderful on how both of them met and decided to have their portraits taken in Tokyo. Since Kaz is Japanese and works in Tokyo, we pretty much had a local guide with us for this trip!
These series of photos was taken during the Sakura season and it was our first time encountering the sakura! If you are planning for a pre-wedding during sakura season, I think the best time would be early April for Tokyo. Although you will start to see the Sakura starting to bloom near end of March. As a guide it is always good to check the Sakura blossom forecast season from this website.
We really love the series of photos taken here and can’t wait to return to Japan!
Here are some of the wonderful captures of the couple for their pre-wedding portrait session.