Kristina & Karl’s Kawaii Japanese Anime-inspired E-session in Sydney
Longtime readers already know that I’m a Japanophile, having gone back and forth to the country since I was 7 (due to my dad and brother residing there back in the day). In fact in the Poptastic Bride days of yore, I would write about everything from Japanese wedding dresses to J-rock / J-indie love songs and zakka crafts. I even managed to squeeze in an e-session in Tsukuba, an interview with Japanese wedding photographer Yuji Katagiri of Giri Photo Works, and, well, a Tokyo trip last October.
Riiiiight. Enough about me. Let’s talk about cuties Kristina and Karl and their passion for Japanese anime, particularly the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The couple loves the series so they cosplayed the parts of lead characters Haruhi and Kyon and did so adorably in true high-school-anime fashion. They sat on the grass sending each other love notes on their pastel colored Nintendo DS Lites, gave each other shy cheek kisses in the hallway, and cuddled in an isolated corner of a building within the beautiful grounds of the University of Sydney.
We have the talented Jonathan David Photography (who also brought us Jessica & Raef’s Chill and Laid Back Sydney Pub E-session a while ago) to thank for this dreamy-gorgeous e-session. Please enjoy!
Didn’t I say this shoot was adorbs??? There’s more cuteness to come but before that, here’s Kristina on why they chose to do a session inspired by the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya:
It was one of the things Karl and I had in common when we first met each other. Aside from liking the series itself, we both identified with the main characters because their personalities and relationship dynamics mirrored ours! Haruhi (the girl) is bossy and impulsive while Kyon (the guy) is sarcastic but goes along with her plans to keep her happy.
Huge thanks to Jonathan for sharing his stunning images of this kawaii e-session with us, and congratulations to the couple! 🙂
Photography: Jonathan David Photography
Location: University of Sydney, NSW Australia