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Nikki and Bryan’s Destination Wedding in HoiAn

A beautiful wedding put on by the http://www.hoianeventsweddings.com/ at the scenic Red Bridge Villa overlooking the river in Hoi An.
Nikki and Bryan, a beautiful couple from Australia were wonderful to photograph. Nikki, a stunning bride, she could be cast for a model for a bridal magazine and Bryan, a burly fully tattoo’d dude who pulled off a tux well were wonderful to work with. I could tell Bryan was hesitant to pose for shots, but he was patience with us as we rushed to beat the rain for the portrait session.
The couple was wonderful to deal with and their thoughtful friends and family gave heartwarming emotional speeches.
The party got a little crazy at the end of the night and there  may or may not have been a naked guest dancing and then in the pool, but I’ll leave out those photos and leave it to your imagination
Congrats to the lovely couple and thanks for choosing Mott Weddings to cover your big day!

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Tatu and PZ | V-day Contest 2017’s Couple

A few weeks ago I finally had the chance to shoot the free portrait session for the winners of our Valentines Contest – Tatu and PZ.
This shoot was a bit different then other shoots I have done, as they chose a daylight studio outside of D7.
As you can see in the images, there was beautiful natural light, and Tatu and PZ took a lot of effort in preparing props for each scene.
I learned during the shoot that the two have been a couple for a long time and like to do a conceptual shoot every year – so they were very comfortable with the camera, which made my work with them very smooth.. the beautiful light coming through the big glass windows of the studios was another thing that helped ensure beautiful photos.
Congrats again to the winners and I hope you enjoy the images as much as we do!

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5 simple tips to choose your wedding shoes

 

As a producer/wedding concierge at Mott Weddings, I know how many million things the bride needs to worry about for her wedding day. Finding a pair of perfect wedding shoes is absolutely no exceptional, especially when they come in all shapes, sizes, styles and colors. Here are 5 simple tips to help our lovely brides with this difficult task:

Get comfortable

As you will be on your shoes most of the time on your big day, you definitely need to feel comfortable. Shoes with extra padding can be quite helpful in this situation. The last thing you want is the pain on your feet that keeps you away from walking around, greeting guests and having fun.

comfortable, pretty wedding shoes taken by Mott Weddings

Consider the fabric

Traditionally, silk and satin are the two popular choices for wedding shoes. However, who says you ought to be traditional? Just find shoes that go well with your wedding dress in terms of texture.

Bedazzled, modern wedding shoes

Consider the color and style

While your shoes need to match your dress and your wedding style, they should also be able to reflect your personality. And please remember, white is not the only color for wedding shoes. Don’t be shy away from the color wedding shoes. If you are a little funky or plainly looking for something unique, shoes dyed in bright colors may be the perfect choice for you. On the other hand, if you are into fashion or the chic, elegant look, you may want to have your shoes embellished in crystals or jewel clips.

Super fun and bold wedding shoes

Find your heel height

As your wedding will be a fairly long day, it is important to have a pair of shoes that you do not only feel comfortable but confident wearing. It is better to stick with the normal heel height that you have been used to. If you usually wear flats, don’t go for sky-high heels on your big day. They will probably end up hurting you and making your posture looking strange during the day. Instead, try kitten heels or sturdy platform heels to add a little extra height.

Koh Samui Destination Wedding Photography by Justin Mott Mott Visuals Weddings www.mottvisualsweddings.com Thailand Destination Wedding Photography

Don’t forget about your wedding destination!

The setting of your wedding is also a crucial factor to choosing your wedding shoes. If the wedding is held on the sand at the beach, stylish flip-flops, sandals or wedges can work beautifully – even your bare feet with gorgeous accessories would do as well.

Wedding shoes for beach weddings, destination weddings

Hopefully, these 5 tips will be useful for any brides who are looking their ultimate wedding shoes. And for those who have already got a pair, please don’t wait until your wedding day to put them on, give them a try right now and master them. Good luck!

All featured images are taken by talented photographers of Mott Weddings.

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Our top 5 unique ring shots!

The ring shot is on every couples shot list, it’s a must-have for good reasons. For wedding photographers, you always want to make this a creative shot. For me personally it’s the first shot I try to take once I arrive on the big day. I shoot the dress and the rings right away. 

Go Beyond

The key is to go the extra mile. Don’t just get a macro lens and take a shot, stop and think.

Look Around

I think about the color scheme for the wedding and I look around for textures and colors that match the venue and the style the couple has chosen.

Georgina and Simon's Wedding Photography in Danang, Vietnam

It could be leaves or grass…

Vietnam wedding photographer

Or metal…

Thailand wedding photographer

Water…

Prem and Gaya's wedding photography in Phuket, Thailand

Or even a statue…

Nicole and David's Koh Samui Wedding Photography by Mott Weddings

After all, just be creative but even more importantly don’t lose the rings!

All images copyright © Mott Weddings 2016

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VSCO Film Filters For Wedding Photography

I resisted the film filter craze for a long time. Sure I played around with them from time to time and I even went on a couple casual dates but I never said I love you and I always listed my relationship status as “it’s complicated.”

 

The first set of filters I used years ago were fun but they were a bit overdone for my taste and I got bored with them quickly. I would give a small selection of bonus filtered images to clients but they didn’t seem too excited about them so I stopped. I thought the fad was dead but I kept seeing more and more beautiful VSCO filtered images on industry leading wedding photography sites like Junebug Weddings or Fearless Photographers.

I caved in a few months ago and purchased the VSCO Film 07 packet and loaded it into Lightroom and I started experimenting. I fell in love right away, so many different creative options. No, these filters aren’t going to make a bad picture great but they can add to a great image when used properly. I like many of the filters as they come but I  found I get best results when I add a filter and then make my own modifications on top of that.

Simply put the filters are awesome, you just have to discover your style, figure out which ones to use, when to use them, and how you like to tweak them to create your own distinctive look. I think they work especially well for wedding photography. Many our of our clients are having rustic or vintage themed weddings, add a filter that matches their theme and you have something really special.

Our photographers have all started to experiment with them and more and more film-filtered shots are finding their way into our portfolios.  We haven’t completely switched to delivering clients filtered images but we are currently offering a bonus folder of the best shots also done with a particular look that fits the style of the photographer and the client’s taste. The next step for us might even be to have our clients pick a certain look from an assortment of options and our team will apply it. We will still deliver our original style of toning and I don’t see that changing any time soon but having both options is a nice bonus for our clients.

For all your brides and grooms out there wondering about this film filter craze here are a few words of advice. Filters are fairly easy to apply in post-production and any photographer with a computer or a phone can apply them.  Don’t pick your wedding photographer based on their filter style, choose them based on their overall photography style, reputation, and the way they tell stories and capture moments.  VSCO doesn’t yet have a filter that can change your photographer after your wedding day, and god help us all in the industry if they do develop that. Every photographer will be different but if you like the film look, have a discussion with your photographer and talk it over after the wedding. I’d ask their opinion on which filters suits your wedding look best and have them show you a few options of different looks on the same photos.

Lastly, a certain look might go out of style in a few years so I definitely wouldn’t recommend getting all your images toned with a distinct look especially if you didn’t purchase the RAW files. You can’t go back so if you are getting a film filter package do so in addition to your wedding images with a more neutral look. Every photographer will be different in the way they approach pricing and deliverable so just ask them up front.

Here is the way we do things.  Our packages for weddings range from 400-800 color-corrected images and in addition to that we give our “Wedding Story” edit that is typically around 100 of our favorite images sequenced to tell the story of your wedding day from start to finish.  For those images we do a second round of light retouching. For now while we experiment with the film packages we are going to give our clients a sample of 10 bonus images filtered the way the photographer feels suits the style of the wedding. The next step for us is we will offer the option to have their “Wedding Story” film filtered and will give our clients a sample of filters to choose from.  This way the client will also have the same pictures with a more neutral toned backed up in their 400-800 pictures and they aren’t married(see what I did there) to a certain look forever in good times and bad.

For all you photographers out there, sorry I’m not going into detail saying which filter I used for which images. I feel this is something you should explore on your own, find your style and experiment.

I’m not sure if the film filter craze is here to stay or not but I dig it and so do our clients so we will experiment some more and see where this goes.  I’m not ready to marry you yet VSCO, but I can openly say “I love you” and I have changed my relationship status to “In a relationship.”

 

Here are some of my favorite VSCO film filtered images from recent weddings all over the world.

From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings  #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage
From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage

 

From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings  #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage
From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage

 

From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings  #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage
From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage

 

From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings  #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage
From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage

 

From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings  #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage
From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage

 

From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings  #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage
From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage

 

From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings  #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage
From a beautiful wedding at Cline Winery in Sonoma County, California. Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #clinewinery #mottvisualsweddings #sonomaweddings #vineyardweddings #winecountryweddings #destinationweddingphotography #VSCO #Lookslikefilm #vintage

 

From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
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From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
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From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
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From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
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From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding

 

From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding

 

From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding

 

From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding

 

From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding

 

From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding

 

From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding  http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful destination wedding at Chateau De Canon in Normandy, France. #ChateauDeCanon #ChateauDeCanonWedding
http://www.chateaudecanon.com /#normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding

 

From a beautiful traditional Khmer destination  wedding in Normandy France Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
From a beautiful traditional Khmer destination wedding in Normandy France Photo by Justin Mott/Mott Visuals Weddings. #normandy #mottvisualsweddings #KhmerWedding #CambodianWedding #traditionalKhmerWedding #destinationweddingphotography #NormandyWedding
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