So we happened to have another nice wedding shoot at Intercon Danang in late May – it was really hot this time of the year, but still a beautiful ceremony as you can see.
Photos by Christian Berg / Mott Visuals
Once a base for hundreds of American GI’s with a swimming pool on the rooftop and then a bustling apartment building for as many families the Building formerly known as President Hotel in Saigon’s Cholon District now stands almost empty and is waiting for its demolition.
I took photos in this Building and many other similar ones in Saigon throughout the years since 2008 and some of them can be seen here.
In late December last year I had the chance to shoot there once again when I convinced Trang and Patrick to follow me for an unconventional pre-wedding portrait session into the now abandoned building.
With the late afternoon sunlight breaking through the old walls and windows I could shoot some great portraits and we had a fun shoot.
We don’t want you to think we are high maintenance for writing this, don’t worry we are easy going. We just want to avoid any awkard moments on your wedding day. You’ve paid a lot of money to bring us to your wedding and pictures last a life time so we just want to insure we deliver perfection. We look forward to your big day.
You are beautiful so we kindly ask that we have the make-up artist do their work by the beautiful light by window, not in some dark bathroom.
photographer or videographer? (if you’ve hired our video team then ignore this part)
We play nice with everyone we work with but it’s important to make it clear what is a priority for you, video or stills. If we aren’t the priority our egos can withstand the pain but if we are let the video team know so they don’t cause a hissy fit. Pictures last a lifetime and moments only happen once :).
We’d recommend you ask them only to photograph the setup, but not the getting ready portion or your ceremony. You have no idea where those pictures are going to end up and they end up in your pictures.
FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION
We don’t want to miss any combinations and have a disgruntled auntie coming after us for not being in a family shot. Please print out a list of family combination shots and assign a close friend/family member to help facilitate who’s in what shot.
HOW TO POSE
While most of the day we will be capturing you naturally the portrait session requires you to pose a little. I’ve created a silly but helpful little guide to help you look your best.
Thanks for reading and remember at the end of the day it’s your wedding so only do what you are comfortable with.