Vietnam, was our first somewhere-very-culturally-different-family-adventure and it stole our hearts. Compared to our home in Brisbane Australia it was a vastly different world. Vietnam was a much faster pace than what we are used to with a mix of chaos, noise from everyday lives of locals, bustling areas with people everywhere. Hustling, energetic, vibrant, full of colour & smells & at times were all a little too much sometimes, but that is the experience we wanted to share as a family.
But somehow it just seems to work. There’s a sense of happiness & forgiveness & family is everything in the Vietnamese culture, yesterday is the past…. tomorrow is worth it, but today….. today is where it is at. The food is terrific & the scenery mind blowing, the heat intense & the people warm & welcoming.
There’s a sense of happiness, forgiveness & family is everything in the Vietnamese culture
We travelled from the Vietnam’s Northern city of Hanoi & travelling via boat, bus, train & plane we made it all the way down to Ho Chi Minh City with all the key stops along the way.
My husband & I had done plenty of backpacking before children but this was the first big adventure with our two kiddos.
yesterday is the past…. tomorrow is worth it, but today….. today is where it is at
At times, it was hard, exhausting & a little overwhelming, for all. But the sharing, learning & experiencing all the new things together, was totally 100% worth it.
Kelly Adams is a Lifestyle Family & Wedding Photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Kelly started her adventures with film photography studying TAFE course in Black & White Darkroom Photography. She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Photography from the Queensland College of Art. Kelly moved to digital photography for more convenient & economical practices of being a working photographer. However a few years ago she returned to using film in her personal work, mostly photographing her family and their adventures together. Kelly has fallen in love all over again with film…. Kelly is now reintroducing film back into her client work, to share the love of film.
On this trip Kelly took along one camera…. Canon 1V, one lens, my 50m f1.2 & a 15 rolls of Kodak Portra 400.