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Kaitlyn + Onil | Kyoto, Japan Engagement Session

Kaitlyn and Onil are a very special couple to us. We love all of our couples, but it is extra special when we have the privilege of photographing close friends. In October of 2019, we were able to go to Japan for two weeks and Onil and Kaitlyn were there with us. While we were in this beautiful country, we had so much fun photographing Kaitlyn and Onil’s Kyoto, Japan engagement session.

We have known Onil for ten years. Daniel and Onil went to film school together and later started a video production company in Los Angeles. Although they are no longer in business together, Kaitlyn and Onil are still like family to us.

Onil was not the marrying type. He wasn’t interested in getting married. But his love for Kaitlyn changed his mind and while in Las Vegas celebrating his 30th birthday, he surprised Kaitlyn with a proposal. Kaitlyn didn’t see it coming at all. While a surprise proposal is fun, it is extra sweet that Onil chose to surprise Kaitlyn on his birthday weekend.

Kaitlyn and Onil’s Kyoto, Japan engagement session was truly a dream for us. We woke up before the sun to start the session off at the Fushimi Inari Shrines. Getting there so early was perfect for beating the crowds and we got to walk through the gates on our own for the most part. By mid-morning, we headed back down the mountain and headed across Kyoto to the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest where we photographed the second half of the engagement session. Honestly, I don’t think I can properly express how incredible this engagement session was. It definitely ranks as a top favorite and the most amazing location we’ve photographed so far.

Kyoto, Japan Engagement Session

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