Mott Weddings is Asia’s leading boutique wedding and pre-wedding photography and film studio based in Vietnam and serving clients worldwide. We were founded by renowned photographer and TV personality Justin Mott and our core team is made up of an international roster of all-star photographers.
Many studios claim to shoot in a photojournalistic style but our team is made up of tried and true photojournalists and editorial photographers with an impressive client list that includes The New York Time, Elle, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, CNN, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, TIME, to name a few.
When you hire a Mott Weddings photographer you don’t just get a photographer, you get a visual storyteller with unrivaled quality, creativity, and professionalism. Our photographer’s work has graced the covers of the world most famous publications reaching millions of people, now you have the work for your own personal collection.
For this contest we are offering extremely special prize of a free 2-hour pre-wedding photography session with one of our renowned photographers. Get to know our team:
Mott weddings, là studio ảnh cưới và pre-wedding hàng đầu châu á có trụ sở chính tại Viêt Nam; phục vụ khách hàng trên khắp thế giới. Công ty được sáng lập bởi nhiếp ảnh gia nổi tiếng và ngôi sao truyền hình thực tế – Justin Mott với đội ngũ nhiếp ảnh gia tài năng.
Rất nhiều studio cam kết sẽ chụp ảnh theo phong cách phóng sự, tuy nhiên chỉ đến với đội ngũ nhiếp ảnh của Mott Weddings, bạn mới cảm nhận rõ sự khác biệt. Ê kíp của chúng tôi bao gồm những nhiếp ảnh tài năng và đã hoặc đang làm phóng viên ảnh cho các ấn phẩm hàng đầu thế giới như: The New York Time, Elle, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, CNN, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, TIME.
Đến với Mott Weddings, chúng tôi không đơn thuần chỉ chụp ảnh mà còn là người kể các câu chuyện bằng những khung hình chân thực, sáng tạo với phong cách chuyên nghiệp. Những tác phẩm của chúng tôi đã được vinh danh trên các ấn phẩm danh tiếng nhất trên thế giới tới hàng triệu bạn đọc, và giờ đây, bạn sẽ có riêng những tác phẩm nghệ thuật cho riêng mình.
Khi tham gia cuộc thi này, bạn sẽ có cơ hội dành được 1 giải thưởng đăc biệt: 1 gói chụp hình pre-wedding 2 giờ với một trong những nhiếp ảnh gia hàng đầu của chúng tôi. Hãy cùng làm quen với họ nhé:
Justin has shot for the New York Times all over the world and is the resident photographer and judge on History channel’s reality show Photo Face-Off. He has a passion for visual storytelling and considers weddings an ultimate story, striving for unique and creative images with a natural feel for them. At your wedding, you may find him climbing the rooftops, shooting underwater or from a moving vehicle.
Là 1 phóng viên ảnh lâu năm của Tạp chí New York Times và gương mặt nhiếp ảnh gia quen thuộc của chương trình Photo Face-Off trên kênh truyền hình History channel, Justin luôn có một niềm đam mê với nghệ thuât nhiếp ảnh mang phong cách kể chuỵện với những bức hình độc đáo, sáng tác với cảm hứng tự nhiên và mỗi lễ cưới được Justin xem như một câu chuyện riêng. Tại đám cưới của bạn, có lẽ bạn sẽ bắt gặp anh đang leo trên các mái nhà, hay đang sáng tác dưới nước hoặc chụp hình trong lúc đang ngồi trên một phương tiện di chuyển nào đó.
Chris is a globally published documentary photographer and is known for colorful travel photography and covering social issues. Born in Germany, Chris has lived in South East Asia for over a decade. When he’s not travelling to shoot for weddings or stories, he loves to ride his motorbike through Northern Vietnam. His love for travel and documentary style means that he will capture your destination wedding in a unique, candid and colorful way.
Là 1 nhiếp ảnh gia xuất sắc với nhiều tác phẩm được ra mắt trên các ấn phẩm quốc tế, Chris còn được biết đến với các tác phẩm ảnh du lịch đầy màu sắc cũng như đề cập đến các vấn đề xã hội. Được sinh ra tại Đức, nhưng Chris đã sống và làm việc ở Đông Nam Á hơn 10 năm. Trong thời gian rảnh, anh thường đi phượt bằng xe máy lên những khu đồi núi phía Bắc việt Nam. Với tình yêu nhiếp ảnh và du lịch, cùng với kinh nghiệm của 1 phóng viên ảnh, anh sẽ mang đến cho bạn những bức ảnh cưới mới lạ, đầy màu sắc.
Nam’s passion and creativity ranges from photography, videography, fashion (sneaker fanatic), and motorcycles. He’s been shooting weddings for 8 years throughout the region and he always looks for moments and emotions in his work. In addition to wedding photography he shoots commercial photography and documentary projects recently photographing Katy Perry for UNICEF. Nam is fluent in English and Vietnamese.
Niềm đam mê và sự sáng tạo của Nam không chỉ dành cho nhiếp ảnh, video mà còn có thời trang và xe mô tô. Với kinh nghiệm hơn 8 năm chụp ảnh cưới trên khắp khu vực, Nam luôn tìm kiếm những khoảng khắc đắt giá và xúc cảm trong từng khung hình. Bên cạnh ảnh cưới, anh cũng tham gia những dự án nhiếp ảnh thương mại và ảnh tài liệu với dự án gần đây nhất, anh tham gia chụp ảnh cho ca sĩ Katy perry với Quỹ Nhi đồng Quốc tế (UNICEF). Anh sử dụng lưu loát tiếng Anh và tiếng Việt.
(*) The photographer assigned for the overall winner will be based on the winner’s location and availability of the photographer.
(*) Lưu ý: Nhiếp ảnh gia cho phần thưởng này sẽ được chỉ định đươc dựa vào địa điểm của người thắng cuộc và lịch làm việc của nhiếp ảnh gia.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The key is to go the extra mile. Don’t just get a macro lens and take a shot, stop and think.
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.
It could be leaves or grass…
Or even a statue…
After all, just be creative but even more importantly don’t lose the rings!
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Behind the scenes at many weddings across the globe a battle is brewing between your photography team and your make-up artist (from here on in I’ll just refer to make-up artists as MUA). No, they aren’t fighting about what shade of lipstick you should be wearing, they are jockeying for position on where you will have your hair and make-up done and basically where your entire morning will unfold.
Obviously I’m a bit biased as a photographer but I consider myself fair and reasonable and I’ve tried my best to see both sides of this debate. I’m sure my take on things will upset some MUA’s but honestly most of you are amazing and reasonable to work with and I have all the respect in the world for your job. If this blog does offend you, maybe it’s time to look in the mirror (see what I did there). However, I have seen this growing trend in weddings with more stubborn MUA’s and it’s an issue that should be sorted before the big day begins to avoid stressing out the bride, hence I had to write this blog and clear the air.
Okay, so let me dig into what all the fuss is about, here is the core of the debate. Some MUA’s want their bride in the bathroom with a big mirror where it’s comfortable and easy for them to work. They have plenty of outlets, mirrors, and easy access to their equipment. The photographers want the bride by the beautiful flattering window light so they can make gorgeous natural pictures that tell a story.
So what’s the big deal, just get ready in the bathroom and the photographer can do their best and then they have the whole day to get good pictures. Better yet what many MUA’s offer as a compromise is to do all the make-up in the ugly bathroom and then at the end we can fake it by the window for a few minutes. That seems like a fair compromise right?
Wrong, extremely wrong and let me explain why. Our clients hire us to tell a story, and a huge part of the day, sometimes hours, is the getting ready portion. I’ve captured so many beautiful magical moments in the getting ready part of the day. The bride reading a note from the groom, bridesmaids receiving presents, the mother of the bride watching on and tearing up, the list goes on and on. It makes a world of difference when those moments happen in beautiful window light rather than an ugly bathroom.
Another problem with faking it is it can sound good at the time but more times than not things run late and you run out of time. I’m not done yet, having the whole process done in stunning window light or at least a nice room gives your photographer time to be creative and experiment shooting through mirrors, having the dress in the background, etc. You are paying your photography team a lot of money for pictures that are meant to last a lifetime, do you really want them having nothing to shoot in an ugly bathroom for 3 hours then scrambling to be creative crammed into 15 minutes of frantic shooting?
I’ve explained our side of things and that sounds well so what the case for the MUA. Why are they being stubborn? A few arguments from the MUA side of things I’ve heard are “ I don’t want to make my bride hot” or “I can’t see well with natural light or it’s uneven light” or “I need a mirror.” My rebuttal to that is if you’re in a hotel room than heat shouldn’t be a problem, jack up the AC and of course from the photographer’s side of things don’t place her in direct sunbeams. As for a mirror, just bring a medium sized handheld one so the bride can check on things. For the MUA not being able to see well or uneven light, that’s a bit of BS. I’m a photographer so you can’t fool me about how light works. If you face directly out a window the light is completely balanced. Plus our eyes have amazing optics and guess what we can adjust to variant lighting conditions. I’ve worked with hundreds of MUA’s who have done make-up by the window with ease and with beautiful results so I know it can be done. Don’t let them fool you with playing the old, “you won’t look beautiful.” If your MUA can’t make you look beautiful while working by a window then you should find someone else. I don’t know too many photographers who take beautiful pictures in dark ugly bathrooms.
To be fair many MUA’s can be turned off and defensive to photographers because honestly photographers can be pushy and aggressive. Our team’s approach is to have a talk with our clients ahead of the wedding. We ask them politely if they can ask the MUA to do everything by the window and this avoids the annoyance of a MUA getting set up and having to move later on (I can see why that would be really annoying). Our team also offers to help with moving any furniture, their equipment, and extension cords (although any good MUA should have their own) to help make things comfortable for everyone.
In the end neither vendor should cause any stress to the bride on her wedding day so this should be addressed early on. Unfortunately the reality is that this does happen on the wedding day and a bride has to make a decision. To avoid any stress on your big day, make it clear ahead of time.
For MUA’s working weddings, I highly recommend you figure out how to do make-up by the window and don’t scare the bride by saying you won’t look pretty, that’s cruel. It’s your job to make them look pretty and so many MUA’s do a fantastic job so if you don’t know how to do it, ask someone and learn. I see MUA’s work outside, inside, just about everywhere and while it might be more convenient for you to work in the bathroom suck it up for the better good.
For photographers, don’t be an ass and be pushy and demanding. Address this beforehand with the bride and make a plan so the bride doesn’t have to deal with any stress on her big day. Help out with moving furniture and just be polite and friendly about everything.
For Brides, the last thing you want to do is offend anyone and I understand you want to avoid conflict but the decision is yours and better to avoid conflict ahead of time than on your wedding day.
If your getting ready pictures are a big deal and you want the most beautiful shots possible for that part of the day, side with the photographer and let them choose the location. If that part of the day isn’t a big deal and you don’t want getting ready pictures let the MUA choose the set up, just let both parties know ahead of time and you will save yourself a wedding day hassle.
Here are some samples of my favorite getting ready shots all taken by the window.