This week Aaron and I photographed a destination Wedding at the beautiful Naman Retreat in Danang.
Congratulations to the couple Crystal and Ernest as well as the staff at the Resort to make this a stunning a beach wedding.
Despite strong gusts of wind, it was a moving ceremony and just in time for the most beautiful light of the day. I always like to photograph Chinese wedding ceremonies as with door games, tea ceremony and so on. There is always a lot of stuff happening.
If you are getting married here, you can actually sneak on the roof of one of the seaview villas to get a few beautiful portrait shots. They are covered with nice lawn.
In late December I took a flight from Saigon to Phuket to shoot Vickie and Austin’s Wedding. As usual I had a skype conversation with them a few weeks before the wedding and was really looking forward to meet them, their family and friends. Most people had come a far way from the US, mainly California and NYC and the mood was good.
With about 60 guests in total this was one of the more intimate weddings I shot which gave a lot of opportunities for candid shots.
The ceremony was held on a small stage on a lawn between pool and the beach and all decorations where stunning – the team of Wedding Boutique Phuket did a fantastic job in organizing this wedding.
It had rained a bit the day before the wedding, but from the moment I arrived at the private villa with stunning garden it did not rain any more and right for the ceremony the sun came out to cast the beautiful light I was hoping for. This also gave opportunity to a quick, but beautiful protrait session at the beach just before sunset. Thanks to the great scheduling skills of Ilaire, the planner, we had exactly the time we needed for portraits at the right moment.
Enough talk, let the pictures speak for themselves..
The sun here sets right at the beach so a ceremony around 4pm will guarantee the most beautiful light on a sunny day.
AT A GLANCE is a section of our blog by our photographers with a quick summary of a recent destination wedding with some of their favorite pictures along with a insider’s tip for couples and photographers about the venue.
My New Years this year was very different to usual as I teamed up with Christian Berg to photograph an incredible wedding at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore. The couple Javad & Lynn were so much fun, they stayed in the Bridal Suite and the bridesmaids put on some hilarious games in the morning that were great to photograph.
It was a two-day wedding with a traditional Persian ceremony in the Katong Ballroom followed by a lunch in the Tower Ballroom on New Years Eve.
Everyone then came back on New Years Day for a Chinese tea ceremony in the Island Ballroom Foyer followed by a dinner in the Island Ballroom. At 10pm, things got a little wild as the after party continued well into the early hours.
Congratulations to the couple Javad and Lynn as well as thanks to the whole staff at Shangri-La for putting on a spectacular wedding.
Photographer’s Insider Tip (For Couples and Photographers)
If you are getting married there, make sure to do your portraits in the garden and the incredible paintings in the ballrooms also work as a great background.
Tim is an Australian photographer and cinematographer based in Vietnam and shooting globally. His background has included everything from news to travel stories and feature documentary films. Tim believes that the best moments are the candid ones and to capture them, he shoots in an unobtrusive documentary style. Couples love his relaxed manner and quick wit which make everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. You can see Tim’s full portfolio on our website here.