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Impromptu wedding photos in Vietnam

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So sweet.  Good luck.

So sweet. Good luck.

I’m not a wedding photographer but when you run into couples having their wedding photos shot, it’s difficult not taking a few photos here and there.  The area around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh city is bursting with couples and their photographers.  You find them on the sidewalks, in gardens and in the streets.  If you find yourself in Ho Chi Minh City, take a stroll over to the cathedral and get prepared.  By the way, neither the couples nor their photographers care if you take their photos.  Try your hand, its a lot of fun.

Photos taken with a Nikon D300s and Nikkor AFS 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII zoom lens.

In the hot sun.

In the hot sun.

In front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

In front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

In the street.

In the street.

Taking a break.

Taking a break.

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March 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Bride and groom candids in Ho Chi Minh City

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Bride taking a break.

Bride taking a break.

If you ever visit Ho Chi Minh City and you’re looking for a great location for candids, try the area around the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.  These buildings are over a hundred years old and favorites for wedding couples, especially on Sundays.  I walked around this location for a few hours last week and came away with photos of four different couples.  And don’t feel shy about taking their photos.  In addition to the wedding photographers, the couples were shot by many visitors, some with “point and shoots”, others with DSLRs.  And some with mobile phones.

Photos were shot with Nikon D300s and Nikkor AFS 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII zoom lens.

Still resting.

Still resting.

Typical and expected.

Typical and expected.

Listening.

Listening.

Very tired.

Very tired.

Kneeling and looking around.

Kneeling and looking around.

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March 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Roaming Vietnam – Return of the “fun in the sun” girls at Nha Trang

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Lounging around at Nha Trang

Lounging around at Nha Trang

The beach at Nha Trang is very popular with Vietnamese and foreigners alike. Some more photos of the “fun in the sun” girls.  Check out my other posting for information re Nha Trang.

One and two, jump

One and two, jump

Runnning hand in hand

Runnning hand in hand

We not afraid of the sun

We're not afraid of the sun

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December 4, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Nha Trang Beach Vietnam – “fun in the sun” girls

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Jump!

Jump!

Palm-lined Nha Trang Beach is nearly 10 kilometers of pristine beach about 600 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City.  There are number of resorts of all ratings available.  As you can see from the photos, there is a lot of fun in the sun.  Enjoy.

Beauty from Vietnam

Beauty from Vietnam

High jump

High jump

Written by leolaksi

November 29, 2008 at 7:00 am