Intimate Destination Engagement Session at Sorakuen Garden in Kobe, JPN || Cocoro & Kazuya

In January of this year my wife and I had the great privilege of traveling to Japan. We spent 3 weeks exploring various cities, from Tokyo and Hiroshima to Osaka and Nagano. During a short stay in Kobe our host, Hisako, introduced us to Cocoro and Kazuya. She is a school teacher and he is an engineer.

While chatting over dinner I learned that Hisako was a local wedding coordinator and we immediately begin talking about how we could work together before I left the country. Hisako, coordinating with Cocoro and Kazuya, managed to help pull together for a very impromptu photo session for the very next day, choosing the beautiful Sorakuen Garden as our backdrop. The Garden is a hidden oasis. The historic park is a nice, quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Kobe, JPN, which can be seen lying just outside the walls of Sorakuen Garden. The mix of old and new in Japan is absolutely beautiful.

It goes without saying that I was beyond excited to have this photoshoot from the other side of the world featured on the JoyWed blog.


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