Founded in 2008, Wonkyu+ is one of the leading wedding photography businesses in Seoul, Korea. They have also expanded to five different studio brands called Noblesse, Difference, Masterpiece, Sixth Floor, and Soulgraphy.
Many Korean celebrities and sports players choose Wonkyu+ for their wedding photography, commercials, and magazine photo shoots. These include EXO, SISTA, Kim Hee Sun, Lee Jong Seok, GIRLFRIEND, Kim Hyun Joong, Ko Jun Hee, and many more.
What keeps you inspired as a wedding photographer?
The reason why Wonkyu+ was created is because wedding photos can be one of the most memorable times in a couple's life. We are very happy to be a part of this event, and to help create this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Describe your wedding photography style.
Our motto is: IMAGINE, DO MORE/WE CAN MAKE IT—essentially, it means that we can make whatever you can imagine. The distinctive characteristic of Wonkyu+ wedding photos is the spirit of the challenge. We have always tried to be different, to be better. Whatever our clients wish to achieve, we will always try and will never give up. That's how we became the biggest name in the business.
What are the challenges you face in wedding photography?
We need to know the trends and changes in trends—we need to respond fast to understand what our clients need and what they are expecting from Wonkyu+'s unique method. This means we must always think ahead of time to create better images.
What important details are needed for wedding photography?
The most important thing in wedding photography is good communication with the client. This lets us continuously improve the shot to create something that we are all happy with and proud of.
Which camera and lenses do you shoot with?
The cameras I work with include the Alpha 99 II, the Alpha 9, the Alpha 7R II, and the Alpha 7R III. Our A Mount lenses include FE 70-200 mm f/4 G OSS, ZEISS Planar T* 85 mm ZA, Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm f/4 ZA OSS, Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35 mm f/4 ZA OSS, 85 mm F2.8 SAM, Sonnar T* 135 mm f/1.8 ZA. Our FE Mount lenses include FE 85 mm F1.4 GM, FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM, Sonnar T* FE 55 mm f/1.8 ZA, FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS, Planar T* FE 50 mm F1.4 ZA, FE 85 mm F1.8, and FE 16-35 mm GM.
How does your equipment support you in your photography?
The amazing quality of Sony cameras certainly helps with Wonkyu+'s every creation. We especially like the dynamic range and size of the raw files, which has greatly improved our imaging results.
Under natural light photo shoots, Sony cameras compensate for low lighting. In addition, the great EVF, powerful image stabilization, and an LCD that tilts have changed our photography style in various ways. Battery life is extremely long and AutoFocus performance is highly satisfactory.