Normally I wouldn’t say I like Catholic Weddings due to all the restrictions they imply on the ceremony.  However, this is the first Catholic wedding I have photographed that I enjoyed photographing.  Nancy and Pham said their “I Do’s” at the Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church in Duluth, GA.

The church is an amazing masterpiece, both outside and inside.  Amply enough light inside the church made it easy to photograph the ceremony without worry about images being too dark due to the church restriction of using flash inside.

Nancy and Pham decide to have a smaller wedding, which seems to be normal now these days.  So we had no bridesmaid nor any groomsmen.  Both bride and groom got ready at the church.

Getting Ready at Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church


One room was for Nancy, while the other side was for Pham.  We started with Nancy, as we knew it wouldn’t take long for us to photography Pham.

Most of the time, at weddings, I always lose time with the bride for her portraits.  Usually, right after the dress is on, we have to head to the ceremony because it’s already too late.  And that’s just the way weddings are.

I took some of Pham’s solo photos, but I forgot to upload them to this post.  But they are in the full gallery.

Portrait Session


There really weren’t any good spots at this church for some portrait session for Nancy and Pham.  We were surrounded by pavements, a parking lot, and warehouse buildings that didn’t look flattering.

Right beside the Holy Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, there was a small park that looked ok.  I wasn’t so fond of it and was limited to the area.  I knew that once we head to the reception area, chances of having time for portraits would be limited or none.

A few of the shots were taken during reception time.

Wedding Reception


The wedding reception was held at the Royal China Restaurant just a few miles away from the Church.  I was hoping that the area has some nice spots for portraits, but of course, it didn’t.  And honestly, I didn’t even have time for them either.

Once I got to the restaurant, I had to start taking photos of the wedding guests entering.  Nearly every guest took photos with the bride and groom as they enter.  The great thing about Asian weddings is that I don’t have to pose them, they just automatically get ready for a photo!

We hope you enjoyed this wedding gallery.  Make sure you also check out Ashley & David’s weddings we captured at the Pristine Chapel Lakeside in Jonesboro, GA.  We honestly didn’t like the venue, but we took some amazing pictures!

And if you need a candid wedding photographer make sure you get in touch!  I’d love to hear about your story and how I can help capture those precious memories!