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V-day Contest 2017 | Get to know Mott Weddings and Our Photographers

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.

Image by Justin Mott/Mott Weddings

 

Image by Justin Mott/Mott Weddings

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 Mott

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.

Image by Justin Mott/Mott Weddings

Christian Berg

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.

Image by Christian Berg/Mott Weddings

 


Nam Quan

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.

Image by Nam Quan/Mott Weddings

(*) 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.

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ADVICE TO BRIDES AND GROOMS | What Do You Do When It Rains On Your Wedding Day?

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From a wedding story in InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula, Danang, Vietnam. Photo by Mott Visuals Weddings.

Oh no, the unthinkable has happened and during your vows a downpour ensues. What do you do? Well, obviously it’s not meant to be and you leave and try again next year. No no, you’re not a quitter and the two of you have gotten this far so don’t give up now. It doesn’t happen often to our clients but if it does happen. In fact it happened last week to us at a wedding at the stunning Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula, and yes I see the irony of it being Sun Peninsula. Normally it is sun and gorgeous there but weather happens to the best of us. With that experience fresh in my head I’d love to share some tips on making the best of a rainy wedding dayfrom a photographer’s perspective.

Photos by Justin Mott and Aaron Joel Santos | Mott Visuals Weddings

HAVE A BACK UP PLAN

Talk to your photographer and show him/her where things will happen if it rains. This will give them some ideas ahead of time and they won’t be scrambling for new ideas if they only scouted the sunny day plan. Often the back-up plan isn’t given much thought about photography but your photographer will have good ideas on where things should take place in order to get you the most beautiful images so have a chat.

HAVE A BACK UP PLAN

SMILE

Yes, that’s an order. Of course it’s disappointing but you can’t change the weather so take a deep breath and make the best of it. If you are sad, your stuck with pictures of you being sad forever. Slam a champagne or make your significant other do whatever he/she does to make you laugh and regroup.

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LISTEN TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

A good photographer should be paying attention to the weather and chances are they’ve been in this situation before. For our rainy day wedding I could see the skies getting dark in the afternoon and things were looking bleak for the later in the day. I asked the couple for 15 minutes for a quick portrait session before the ceremony and thank god I did, it saved us. It poured like crazy during our scheduled portrait session.

If you are traditional and you don’t want to see each other before walking down the aisle I respect that but if not then make the time. Even if the wedding planner says you don’t have 15 minutes ask them to make time. Correction, don’t ask them tell them. Never forget on your wedding day you’re the boss and pictures are forever, but a schedule running 15 minutes late is…well…15 minutes. Remember people will forget having to wait for their dinner but you will never forget bad pictures.

LISTEN TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

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GET WET

This isn’t for everyone but if you have a back-up dress and you are willing to embrace the weather go shoot in the rain. At the very least you will have unique images to go with that crazy wedding day story. Have a friend come with you and have umbrellas handy.

Be sympathetic to the photographer and their gear as well, some might not have rain gear or the weather might just be so bad they can’t go out there and shoot without ruining their equipment.

GET WET

The Next Morning

Every photographer has different packages and clauses but if you had a complete rain out and you were set on those beach shots consider paying a little more for a possible portrait shoot the next morning. Talk to your photography team and see what their policy and pricing is but if it’s reasonable price go for it, it will suck getting up at sunrise but shoot for 2 hours then go back to bed.

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A short interview with Mott Visuals photographer – Aaron Joel Santos

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You’ve shot a lot of fashion and documentary work, how does that background influence your wedding photography?

I’ve always felt like my fashion and documentary backgrounds were the perfect mix for shooting weddings. As wedding photographers, we’re dealing with fast-paced, energetic, and hectic schedules, with so many things happening all at once, so my documentary background comes in quite handy. It’s helped me keep calm in the center of all that potential chaos. Beautiful chaos, but chaos nonetheless. Mix that with my fashion background and the expectations of beauty and artistry that come along with it, and you get a kind of wonderful blend of both worlds: someone who knows how to be there to capture all of those fleeting moments throughout the day while paying attention to the beauty and artistry of everything around him. Or at least I hope so.

If you could only show your client one wedding picture from your portfolio what would it be and why?

Oh man. That’s a really difficult question. To reduce an entire wedding portfolio down to one image is insane. I love to think that my photos build upon each other, each a crucial piece of the larger story. My favorite images tend to be those natural moments where the light just seems perfect and everyone is looking their best and maybe there’s something a little strange or off-putting or just odd enough to stand out in the background. So maybe this picture has all of those disparate elements. Though I don’t think I’ll ever delete all of my other pics and just have this one in my portfolio.

 

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You shoot a lot of Vietnamese weddings, do speak the language or have any communications problems?

My Vietnamese is pretty good, so I’ve never really had a problem communicating with local brides and grooms. That being said, we’re always working with our own Vietnamese crew members as well, so on the off chance I don’t understand something, help is usually only a few feet away.

What piece of advice would you give to a bride and groom on how to make better photos on their big day?

Give me a huge cash tip at the beginning of the day or else I’ll take terrible pictures of you. Simple. Just kidding. Just try to relax. You can really see stress on someone’s face, so the photographs will reflect that. Trust in the day and let all your worries go. We’re there to take some of that burden off of you too. Practice your smile in the mirror. It may seem embarrassing and silly, but who cares. Everyone has a different style of smiling. See what looks best for you! Make sure you feel beautiful, that you’re happy with your hair and makeup. You can really tell when someone knows they look like a million dollars. It radiates in photos, that self confidence, and it’s amazing.

What piece of advice would you give to potential bride and grooms about choosing their destination wedding photographer?

Um. Honestly, just hire me. I’m smart and funny and if you’re getting married on the beach, chances are I’ll end up in my underwear taking photos from the beach or pool.

Why did you join Mott Visuals Weddings?

Justin and Chris have been great friends for as long as I’ve lived in Asia, and I respect their work as much as anyone else’s in the region. It’s such a great feeling to work not only with people you consider wonderful friends, but also with wonderful friends that are stellar photographers. It’s important to work with people who push you creatively through the work they’re doing, and both Justin and Chris do that for me. Plus, Justin’s smile gets all the boys to the yard. And Chris has a great graphic novel collection I like to borrow from.

Do you recommend the bride and groom to leave the resort to capture the local culture when you are shooting a destination wedding?

I think it’s a brilliant idea to get off the resort and get a bit of local color and culture in your wedding images. It adds another dimension to the final visual story, plus it’s a fantastic way to interact with whatever town you’re getting married in. There’s nothing better than hitting the streets of Hoi An or somewhere similar in your wedding dress and suit and having all the shopkeepers clamoring over how beautiful you look, yelling their congrats to you, and stopping to have their picture taken alongside you. Sometimes it’s those seemingly small and fleeting moments that mean so much when you return home.

Have you seen any interesting trends in wedding photography?

Trends are a funny thing. They’re gimmicky by nature. They’re a little like choosing Gangnam Style as your wedding song. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but the overall longevity and relevance is questionable at best.

You rely a lot on natural light, what do you do when a wedding has bad weather?

There’s this idea that bad weather means bad photographs, but really nothing could be further from the truth. Bad weather just means different photographs. It means we get to get creative. It means we go chasing the sun, or we’re finding windows with beautiful streaks of water to shoot through, or we’re using those dramatic skies to various ends. Some of the best photographs come out of the craziest situations, when we’re all pushed to our limits, running through the rain, dashing under umbrellas, cursing and laughing and everything else. It’s the emotions of the day that make amazing images, not the weather.

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BACK IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR ONE MONTH: SPECIAL OFFER | SAN FRANCISCO WEDDING PHOTOTGRAPHER

 

 

SUPER SPECIAL I’M COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO!!! Pre-Wedding and Engagements sessions. May 21st until mid June. I’m running a whopper of a special for full and half day shoots, tell your friends tell your friend’s friends, tell your cousin’s friends sister’s former roommate. Email me at justin@mottvisuals.com for details.

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