Wedding Photos in Downtown Saigon

by Tom Nguyen in , , ,


Olympus E-PL5 + Panasonic 14mm/2.5 pancake lens.  After I took this photo, the photographer's assistant yelled to him (in Vietnamese), "HAHA he's taking a picture of your butt crack!!"  I then ran.

No, you couldn't pay me enough to shoot weddings (actually, I suppose everyone has a price), but as a random blog post I came across some snapshots whilst meandering through the downtown area of Saigon earlier this year.  

I noticed that on this cloudy Monday, there were more than a few wedding couple photo sessions going on in downtown Saigon.  I captured only a few while walking, but here they are.  Just snapshots and blog filler, I suppose....

I had two bodies with me: the Olympus OMD-EM5 attached to the Panasonic 100-300mm lens for any long shots, and an Olympus E-PL5 with the Panasonic 14mm/2.5 pancake lens for wide-angle stuff.  The tiny Olympus 45mm/1.8 prime was in my pocket in case I wanted it for short telephoto with background blur (P.S.- As much as I love this lens, I keep losing shit from it.  On this particular day, I lost its little removable ring for the hood attachment, and 3 times now I have lost/replaced its lens cap).

 

This bridge next to downtown over the river (I couldn't tell you the names of either) seems naturally popular for taking pictures.  Olympus E-PL5 + Panasonic 14mm/2.5 pancake lens.

Same bridge.  Olympus E-PL5 + 45mm/1.8 lens.

Another couple in another part of town.  Pretty cute.  Olympus OMD-EM5 + Panny 100-300mm lens.

Olympus OMD-EM5 + Panny 100-300mm lens

Olympus OMD-EM5 + Panny 100-300mm lens

Olympus OMD-EM5 + Panny 100-300mm lens

Olympus OMD-EM5 + Panny 100-300mm lens