• Elisse Carma

Snowy Shirakawago Honeymoon Session


CJ and Khristel were recently married and came to visit Japan on their honeymoon. This was my first honeymoon session, and I felt like Shirakawago was the perfect place for it!

I described Shirakawago in the previous post from my other session on the same day. This is an old town, established in 1897.

From the old and sturdy grass roof homes to the gorgeous mountains surrounding the town, visually there is no comparison.

It's about two hours from Nagoya, and well worth the drive. This beautiful mountain town is a huge draw to tourists in any season, but it's known for being one of the snowiest places in Japan, and it's quite the site in winter.

Khristel and CJ were so fun to work with. They were clearly very much in love and very happy to be visiting Japan.

They were both full of laughter and kept gazing lovingly at each other.

Doesn't it make you want to revisit that blissful honeymoon week, if just for a moment?

It's such a unique time, when you are filled with excitement about making the biggest decision of your life, starting your life with this person you've chosen to build a life with...

And when the stressful wedding festivities are finally behind you, you can disappear, away from the world you know, and just focus on each other.

I'm glad that these two chose to include me for two short hours in order to document this happy time in their lives!

If I could go back, I was absolutely hire a photographer for a quick honeymoon session in our escape location of choice.

Actually, my own wedding was in December, and because we had very little time to plan and only a little money to work with, we ended up in Cape Cod... so a very snowy honeymoon is not so unfamiliar to me!

These lovebirds gave me plenty of beautiful moments of connection to work with! For that I am always grateful.

Check out these incredible Japanese grass roof homes. You have got to see them for yourself!

I really enjoyed getting to know CJ and Khristel, and I hope they will visit again some day! As this was their second visit to Japan (the first being the surprise proposal!), I have a feeling they might!

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