Traveling in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Swimming

Things have been insane. I’ve been home for about a week in the past two months. Traveling and working across China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia, with more work coming up in Japan, Singapore, and the UK. So the blog has taken a bit of a backseat while I find myself editing four or five things at once, struggling to stay on deadlines.

Yesterday I finished up a five-day shoot at the amazing La Veranda Resort on Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam. Now I’m off to Hanoi and Halong Bay for a much-needed week of vacation. So for now, here’s a quick picture from an uninhabited private island several hours away from the hotel. True bliss and beauty and solitude.

Impromptu Wedding on Phu Quoc Island

I was in Ho Chi Minh City last week working on a travel assignment when I received an email asking if I was available to photograph a wedding the following day in Phu Quoc. Crazy, I thought. Who waits until the day before their wedding to hire a photographer? Well, turns out it’s the kind of couple who decide only a few days before that they should get married while traveling through vietnam. That’s what Juozas and Jolanta did with their six best friends from Lithuania. They had an impromptu wedding on Phu Quoc island in southern Vietnam. It was awesome, and I was honored to be a part of the whirlwind event. Here are a few photographs from the day.

Engagement Shoot: Phu Quoc, Vietnam

A few weeks ago I traveled with a young couple to Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam to shoot some engagement photographs for them. It was an amazing time and hardly felt like work at all. Such is island life, I guess. You can see the entire slideshow of images on my Esian Wedding Photography website.

Engagement on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

I just spent an amazing two days on Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam, taking pre-wedding photographs for a young couple from Hanoi, Huong and Anh. It was the end of a super busy stretch of work that had me traveling pretty constantly for the past three weeks or so, with very little time spent at home in the capital. But it was a great way to end. Huong and Anh couldn’t have been nicer, and they even sent me off with several packages of pepper (a local specialty), dried squid and some crazy looking spiky plums that I had never seen before.

The above image is one of the last that I took from the trip. Tomorrow night I’m off to France for a much-deserved vacation. I should be back in Hanoi just in time for the brutally hot summer heat to have set in. There’s so much to say and so very little time to say it.