What to see and do at Wat Pho

There are many temples scattered throughout Thailand, and Bangkok for that matter. But one that cannot be missed on your visit to The Land of Smiles is Wat Phra Chetuphon aka Wat Pho. It is located right next to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, but closes at a later time at 5pm, so what visitors usually do is visit the other two and then walk on over to The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Entrance to the temple is 100 baht only for foreigners. Just make sure you are wearing respectable clothing that covers shoulders, knees and closed …

A Stroll Through Old Bangkok

OK, this couple was just adorable to shoot. I went to meet them at the trendy Sala Rattanakosin Hotel right across from The Temple of Dawn. Of course we couldn’t just leave without shooting a few shots with Wat Arun in the background. It was a photo begging to happen. Ryan had found me on a directory amongst other Bangkok photographers and luckily I stood out from the crowd! He emailed me just over a month before the actual shooting date and was able to lock something in easily. – The wonders of planning ahead! We bounced around a few …

Francielle, a Brazilian model

Moments: Francielle

Shot in the King Suite at The Twelve Hotel. I miss my family and my country a lot, my family is the first thing I put in my life, I’m always in touch with them. I’ve been traveling a long time and even before I was already living by myself in Brazil, so for me is not so hard to be far way from home, because I’m used to being far from my parents since I was 16 years old when I moved out of the house to have an independent life, go to university, work and take care of …

Model in bed topless

Moments: Vanessa

Shot at SilQ Boutique Hotel I start modeling around 3 and a half years ago when my Mom put me in school for Miss Venezuela! . I stayed there around 6 months and after that my current manager found me on Instagram Bangkok is my happy place, I love to come here a lot (it’s my 4th time in Bangkok – 3 times for work and 1 time solely for holidays ). There’s plenty of food, lots of places to go and the amazing people that you meet here with their pure souls. I am hooked! I dont really have …

Entering Troll country. Beware!

Norwegian Road Trip

The idea all started in a cramped 50 square meter high-rise condominium, dead center of the Metropolis that is Bangkok. It was decided that we were to leave the hustle and bustle of big city and book a flight to somewhere far, somewhere that would bring joyous tears to our eyes everywhere we looked. The search for beauty and grandiose was on. There were many wonderful destinations to pick from. We bickered and gave each other Powerpoint presentations in our heads about which place would be best, but we eventually ended up with The Land of the Midnight Sun. And …

Tada Varich beach bikini shoot

Bikini Fashion Photography Workshop – Koh Samet

I went on an amazing once-in-a-lifetime bikini fashion photography mentorship on Koh Samet with the legendary Tada Varich of Vogue Thailand (among other publications) fame. As expected, he was very inspirational and gave such practical advice. There were also a few insider gossip and tips on how to succeed in the Thai fashion photography industry and how it differs from the west. I took in all the information he was spouting like a sponge. It was nice to rub shoulders with photographers from different fields and many were there to share their own knowledge too. The hotel we stayed at …

Couple at Asiatique

Bangkok Vacation Photography

It’s been a hectic past couple of months here in Bangkok! The influx of tourists during the cooler months have given me a lot of photography work. Especially the kind that I love; Vacation photography! If you’re not in the know, it’s basically when you go on a holiday to another country you contact and hire a local photographer that knows the venue off by heart to photograph you. It’s sometimes called destination photography as well. There are usually certain packages you can choose from depending on how much your budget and time constraints are. Definitely one of the better …

Breakfast at the Shangri La Singapore

Exceptional Service at the Shangri La Valley Wing Singapore

A weekend getaway to Singapore from Bangkok is always on the cards. Flights are as cheap as you want to look (think Jetstar, Air Asia, Thai Lion Air) and have great arrival/departure times as well. This time round we got to stay at the Shangri La Hotel, but not just that, we stayed in the prestigious Valley Wing of the establishment. I have to agree with their wording that “the Valley Wing epitomises the very best of luxury accommodation”. From the moment you step out of the cab, all worries disappear as the staff have undivided attention on you. The …

Got Myself a New Logo

I thought it was time to get myself a logo and start having proper branding for my photography business! Initially I thought it would be good to call it the cliche Tom Barrett Photography, but after seeing the mock-up of the logo, it just seemed too messy. Not too sure why, but turquoise has quickly become my favourite colour recently and couple that with the soothing of grey, and we have a winner! Now you can see the logo displayed proudly on the top left corner of my website! Soon will come the business cards; Although I still have quite …