Pre-wedding photos at a Japanese garden

A fun afternoon taking some pre-wedding pictures in a Japanese garden. He is from Austria and she is from Japan, but they met in Korea so an international couple that wanted some pictures in traditional kimono before the wedding in Austria.

What made the day even more special was that her kimono was put on by her mother and family friend. I always like to take pictures of the excitement getting ready but this time was different as mother and friend dressed up her daughter for the photo shoot.

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These photos were taken at the Sankeien Japanese garden, next to Hiroshima airport. The second location for the day was at the nearby town of Takehara, with its traditional houses lining the streets. Those pictures are next time!