Photo Shoots

A Connection that Goes Beyond Words: Suehyun and Mike's Wedding Photography Slideshow!

Me Ra Koh

I’m so excited to show you Suehyun and Mike’s wedding photography slideshow! These two have been all over the world for their honeymoon, and I didn’t want the slideshow to go live until they had Internet access.

Their deep connection with each other goes beyond words. It’s an honor to show you the glimpses Brian and I captured through photography.

As you already know, this image is one of my favorite wedding images for 2009.

Suehyun and Mike: Me Ra Koh Photography, Wedding in Maui

Here is another favorite.

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

Can’t stop!

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

And we can’t forget about the traditional Korean shoes for the Pae Baek ceremony.

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

Every movement and gesture that the bride and groom make during this ceremony carries symbolism. The traditions and displays of honor behind Pae Baek are always moving to witness.

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

But one of the things I love about Suehyun…she is so fun to laugh with. In fact, Suehyun and I were laughing because of all the “Korean influence” surrounding her wedding. From the bridesmaid dress designer

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

to the photographer. ๐Ÿ™‚ If nothing else, she knows the wedding can only be a success with Koreans surrounding it. ๐Ÿ™‚

But Kristina Harpe (who is NOT Korean) is the beautiful Wedding Manager at the The Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua in Maui. She was AWESOME! Not only did she help make the reception mood romantic with an elegant design–

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

she also helped me surprise the bride. Suehyun had once told me that Mike played the ukulele, so Kristina helped me find one on the day of the wedding so Mike could serenade her. Isn’t that awesome!

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

You can see how Brian captured Suehyun’s response in their Wedding Slideshow. It’s the BEST!

And even though they practiced their first dance on the beach with me and Brian,

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

none of us were prepared for the LIFT! Wow, talk about a first dance.

Suehyun and Mike's Wedding: Me Ra Koh Photography Inc, Wedding Photography in Maui

Want to see more?! Check out their wedding photography slideshow by clicking: SUEHYUN AND MIKE’S WEDDING. And feel free to leave a few words of congrats. Brides can’t ever get enough congrats!

And for those of you who love the music as much as I do; the song title is The Ooh Wee Song by Jonny Blu. We licensed it just for Suehyun’s wedding from Triple Scoop Music!

Dear Suehyun and Mike,

It was wonderful to finally be with you both and capture your wedding day. There were so many amazing elements that I will never forget. Brian will forever be jealous of Mike’s hair. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I have loved laughing with you. Thank you for the honor of shooting your wedding. If Mike needs any support for marrying into a Korean family, Brian wants him to know that he is
always here. Although, Mike blew us both away with that speech. I think giving the speech in Korean took the cake my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

Love you both,
Me Ra and Brian


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  1. Cathy says:

    WOW! So beautiful! I could totally see how Brian is jealous of Mike’s hair ๐Ÿ˜‰ …and Suehyun was a gorgeous bride. And her reaction to the ukelele was priceless!!

    As always, immaculately captured by you two. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bravo!

  2. Stephanie says:

    FABULOUSNESS!!!! Mike and Suehyunโ€™s Wedding was absolutely gorgeous and the emotion that you’ve captured in these photos is priceless. The colors and details were beautiful. Suehyun, you did a great job putting this together! Great vision and great attention to detail! Looks like you and your team pulled off a spectacular event. Blessings on you and Mike and your marriage!

  3. Katie J says:

    Oh how I am going to miss wedding season. I love reading your posts during the day to break up my boredom at work!

  4. Melanie says:

    W.O.W! i love slideshows!!! what a very beautiful couple! absolutely loved the cliff shot (that is a living room blow up for sure) and the sunset shot. beautifully done, me ra & brian!!

  5. Amanda says:

    The cliff shot is my fav. too! WOW! Beautiful, gorgeous……there really are no words to express!Amazing Me Ra and Brian! : ) Congrats to Mike and Suehyun!!!! I wish you all the best!

  6. CA says:

    Congratulations Mike and Suehyun! I looks like it was a magical day.

    And you and Brian captured it flawlessly as usual, Me Ra. Just beautiful.

  7. Jessica says:

    Me Ra, I just love your blog and I love how you so freely help others. What a beautiful wedding. The second photo is so captivating. Congrats to the newlyweds!

  8. lora says:

    wow! That was an amazing slideshow. The ones by the water were my favorite, but I loved every one!

  9. Laura says:

    these are stunning!!! gorgeous couple!!! CONGRATS!!

  10. jeramy says:

    great, great job. i love the green bridesmaid dresses. does that make me a girl? i hope not…seriously great job. the light is so pretty!

  11. Wendy says:

    WOW!!! Absolutely stunning.

  12. jeramy says:

    so, i’m making a confession….right here on live televis…..err…..internet. i never, EVER look at the slide shows. i’m sorry. i don’t. no reflection on you guys and your work at all….totally my deal. anyhow…sharon just said….”you should look at the slide show”. so i did.


  13. Carrie V. says:

    STUNNING!!! Every single shot took my breath away! Incredible couple! Congrats to them.

  14. Genie says:

    Stunning! Breathtaking! Beautiful in every way and detail – both Mike and Suehyun, dresses, water, cliff. Your Korean wedding image is stunning – Suehyun, you look so beautiful! Love EVERY image – what a wonderful wedding. Congratulations you two!

  15. Ajira says:

    Stunning! Breathtaking! Beautiful! What more is there to say?

    I’ll try- it was easy to imagine being there, and it was just oh-so-romantic and gloriously full-to-bursting of love and passion and friendship. WOW. Congratulations to this beautiful couple, and kudos to you for capturing wondrous moments of love once more!

    OMG. Just read the comment that Genie left and realised that we’ve started our comments with the same three words! Must be true then!

  16. LeeAnn says:

    one word…..”STUNNING!!!!”
    Congrats to the beautiful bride and handsome groom!

  17. MeRa 7 Brian,

    Beauriful, it makes me want to get married all over again. Stunning is all I can say.

    thank you for sharing your life with us.

    Suehyun and Mike, may your lives together be as blessed as you are. Congrats!!!


  18. Heather says:

    This is one of the most beautiful couples I have ever seen and definitely some of my favorite wedding pictures. They look so natural in every shot! I love everything about this post!

  19. Jo says:

    What beauty and emotion that has been captured!

  20. I love looking at your photos! They are so timeless and classy. They make me appreciate the time and place of each moment spent on their wedding day.

  21. Rhonda says:

    I knew and expected it to be though.

    And thank you so much for the link to Triple Scoop Music.
    I have often wondered about how to go about licensing a song and using it legally. I have avoided slide shows because of this one reason alone.

  22. vishi says:

    I like your 4to
    congrats 4 u

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