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Cherry Blossom Pre Wedding Shoot

Cherry Blossom Pre Wedding Shoot

Cherry Blossom Pre Wedding Shoot.

Naoko and Josh’s story is a real love story that was scripted like a movie. On a plane from Taiwan to Japan, Josh met Naoko by chance (or fate!), and they chatted about Japan. Josh was visiting Japan on his own for the first time, and Naoko was offering tips on places to visit and food to eat. Upon landing, Naoko even helped Josh to find his hotel! Josh knew that there was something special about Naoko and asked right away if she would like to show him around the city during his visit, and guess what? She agreed! And just like that, a spark was ignited!

They kept in touch after Josh went back to the US for work, and Josh knew that he wanted something more than just friend so he asked Naoko out. Through three years of long-distance relationship, meeting on the west coast when Naoko came to the US to study, Josh traveling to Japan to see her, and finally settling in Atlanta, Josh made it official last year during a trip to Japan and asked Naoko to marry him, and the rest is history!

Naoko and Josh flew into DC from Atlanta on Friday and enjoyed the sights of puffy white cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin, had dinner and got some good night rest. The next day, they got up way before the break of dawn to get ready, and we met before sunrise to make sure we have a great spot. Naoko came with her unique white laced kimono from Japan with hair accessories made personally by her mom, while Josh wore his navy suit and a boutonnière that was also made by Naoko’s mom. Though we were greeted by a sea of people, Josh and Naoko were cracking jokes here and there, and made the session so much more fun than anything! At the end of the day, it was all worth it! 

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Photos: Feather and Fawn Photos

Hmua: Tmak Artistry

Hair Accessories: Handmade by Naoko's mom

Film Lab: Photovision

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