Dancing in the Shinjuku Golden Gai in a wedding dress – part 1

We knew when we got this email from JP and C just a week before they came to Japan that this was going to be an unforgetable shoot.

We love all forms of art and we thought it would be great to do something different for our wedding photos. For these photos we were thinking of more candid photos street style photos of us on the streets of Tokyo with lots of people and lights. We were more interested in peoples reactions around us and short of getting “lost” in the crowd. We are very open to anything and we aren’t looking for the “perfect” photos we are a little more informal and would like to have fun with this session and interact with the city/setting more than pose. Shinjuku seemed the perfect place

While we do a lot of posed shoots (with a lot of fun thrown in – posed doesn’t have to mean boring) this kind of wandering around the streets and spontaneously photographing the moment is what I love best. And Shinjuku is the place to go. So after meeting them at their hotel we headed of into the bright of Shinjuku for some action.

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The police cruised past, wondering I’m sure about what was happening.

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First up stop was the one and only Shinjuku Golden Gai.

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Was still too early for much to be happening in the Golden Gai but we meet a dog out for a walk.

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Because it was still too early we randomly headed into a bar

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And met this woman (sorry, I forgot your name!) from the Netherlands who had just arrived in Japan the day before who joined us in the first toast of the night.

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The runaway bride!

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A most foul deed in the backstreets of the Golden Gai! Luckily JP escaped alive for the next surprise – Hare Krishna’s.

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Perhaps my favorite shot of the year.

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Farewell to the Golden Gai and into the Shinjuku night. To be continued.

    • cphotographic said:

      Thanks Siddh - was one of the most memorable shoots I've done! Loved how random people around us joined in/came up to offer congratulations.