Morning, friends! If you’re on the hunt for truly incredible engagement shoot inspiration, look no further than Jun + Miya’s epic European adventure. As the wedding photographer duo behind JuMi Story, they’ve been asked a zillion times who their own photographer would be if they were to tie the knot. They always joked that they’d just selfie their own wedding, and when Jun popped the Q, he learned that Miya was actually quite serious about doing it all themselves, in Europe, no less! So they traveled from Vancouver, BC, to Paris, Barcelona, Prague, and Venice in order to capture their story—just them and their tripod:
J + M actually met through photography, and were together for seven years before Jun proposed. That’s when they started the tripod project, traveling around Europe for 30 days. The bride did her own makeup, and the groom made all the magic happen…
Their tripod engagement took a ton of patience: not just to get the shot, but to make sure each of these iconic locations were clear for them to shoot at. This gate actually doesn’t close until 6pm, so they waited all day until they had their chance!
Miya says, We combined our site visit to our wedding venue in France and our own self-portrait destination pre-weddings together into a one-month trip. Prior to arriving in Europe, we spent a few months customizing and coordinating our outfits, down to his bow ties and my hairpieces! The perks of running a pre-wedding studio—we had all the dress designers + manufacturer contacts we needed.
So so cute!
I picked a few cities that I fell in love with when I was on exchange in Spain back in university four years ago. Jun visited me at the time and when we travelled together, Venice was hands down our favorite out of all. These cities each have their unique styles, and resemble our relationship in different ways. We chose the theme based on our impression of each city: Romantic as Paris, playful as Disneyland, mysterious as Venice, epic as Prague, and sexy as Barcelona. From the colors of my dresses to the shape of my earrings, everything was planned out (at least we tried!).
Are you all as blown away as we are by all of these gorgeous photos? Truly a talented team, these two!
See more of JuMi Story‘s 30-day engagement shoot in our gallery:
This wasn’t just a trip—we are determined to continue the journey as we step into marriage together.
See more photos from each city’s shoot over on Jun + Miya’s blog. Congrats to this creative couple… We can’t wait to see photos from your wedding in France!