A couple of days ago Michelle and I got back from an amazing holiday in Thailand!

We had a brilliant time, Thailand is such a beautiful country and thanks to all the effort Michelle had put in to the planning (I must admit I didn’t really do anything….) we got to see lots of different places and do so many incredible things such as swimming in the rainforest, canoeing, feeding and washing elephants and trekking in the jungle! Thank you so much again, Michelle 🙂

We started the holiday in Chiang Mai, a city in the north of Thailand. Whilst we were there we visited lots of temples, went on trips to Doi Inthanon (the highest peak in Thailand) and saw the incredible Wachiratan waterfall. We then spent two nights in Khao Sok National Park where amongst other things we stayed on a floating tent in the rainforest, just amazing. We spent the second (and more lazy) week at Kata Beach in Phuket in the south. We spent most of this week on the beach but we made time to see The Big Buddha (a hugh statue which overlooks Phuket) and went to Patong for the night (a crazy crazy place!) to meet our friend Rebecca who is traveling and was there at the same time.

I didn’t take my “big” camera this time as I didn’t want to be lugging around my bag everywhere with me (and I only end up changing lenses every two seconds when I’m supposed to be on holiday!) so I bought myself a Fuji X100 compact camera which I now love. I am so pleased I bought it it is a brilliant camera. The quality of images which it produces is literally unbelievable, they are easily DSLR quality and I would say that it is even better than my Nikon D700 cameras when it comes to shooting at high ISOs. The Fuji X100 has a fixed focal length lens so there is no zoom option, which takes a bit of getting used to but the quality of the images more than makes up for that. The camera also has a fantastic ‘panoramic’ option which I loved, by automatically stitching lots of images together it allows you to take very wide panoramas which look amazing. I can’t wait to incorporate them in to my wedding photography now! 🙂

Here are a few of my favourite Thailand photographs:

These are the floating tents we stayed in – amazing!

How cool is this setting for wedding photographs?!

I would have LOVED to have been this bride and groom’s wedding photographer….

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