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The Wedding Factory

Many local photographers use the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 as a backdrop to their wedding photos. This busy Saturday morning had at least 7 photographers shooting around the area.

Wedding photography at the Cathedral

Wedding photography at the Cathedral

A hip couple goes for something a bit different

A hip couple goes for something a bit different

Sometimes prime real estate can get a bit busy.

Pick a spot and hold your ground

Pick a spot and hold your ground

Walking to the next spot

Walking to the next spot

In the thick of it all, it’s sometimes hard to forget it’s about two people in love. Then you take the shot below and you remember.

Awwww

Congratulations

 

 

 

 

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1.1.11

Lilly shows off her new shirt

Lilly shows off her new shirt

The new year came in with a bang for me as I had the great honor of taking photos of a friends wedding at the beautiful Nataya Resort.

Nestled in a bay 15km’s west of Kampot, I couldn’t think of a better place to have a wedding. Another plus was I also got to work with Charles who I have mentioned in earlier blog entries. The boy has got some mad lighting skills which helped tremendously when it came to getting some dirty setups in fading light.
The first photo I have up is a pretty simple lighting setup. Charles bounced a 580EX onto a gold reflector to get that great warm tone on the newlyweds. I also placed a Viv 283 about 10 feet to the right of the groom to get the nice rim light to give a nice depth to the portrait.

Ash and Barb on the jetty at Nataya

Ash and Barb on the jetty at Nataya


I used a combination of actions I downloaded from this site to get that nice soft light look below.
Ash and Barb on the jetty

Ash and Barb on the jetty

The second photo is completely lotech. I placed a specially made filter on my lens to create the great heart shaped bokeh (out of focus elements). Best thing about it was that I paid under 10 cents for the whole thing!

Some great bokeh

Some great bokeh

The last two photos highlight Chook, their dog. If you know Ash and Barb, then you will know Chook.

Barb and Chook

Barb and Chook

Chook getting her attention

Chook getting her attention

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