Recently I had the honor photograph a lovely couple from Malaysia for their pre-wedding shoot in Hanoi. Justin and Shin were a pleasure to work with and it being their first time in Hanoi I really wanted to show them my favorite locations this incredible city.
On a technical side of things this was the first pre-wedding I've ever shot with the digital medium format Hasselblad #X1D, amazing detail in this camera.
For pre-wedding shoots I consider myself half photographer and half tour guide. It was a half day shoot so we went to Long Bien Bridge where the adventurous couple climbed onto the railroad tracks and braved the oncoming train(don't worry the train is extremely slow so their is plenty of time to get out of the way). After sunrise at the historic Long Bien Bridge and exploring the small farming village underneath with went to the temple of literature. Lastly, we wandered the back alleys of the old quarter to get those true authentic Hanoi backgrounds.
Overall it was a fun shoot with a lovely couple, congratulations to Justin and Shin.
Author | Justin Mott/Mott Weddings
Justin has shot for the New York Times all over the world and is the resident photographer and judge on History Channel’s Photo-Face Off. He has a passion for visual storytelling and considers weddings the ultimate story, striving for unique and creative images with a natural feel to them. At your wedding you might find him climbing rooftops, shooting underwater or from moving vehicles.
Check out more of his stunning shoots HERE