Tsukimi (月見) = 'moon-viewing',
THE custom of honouring the FULL autumn moon
In 1949, Paul Bowles wrote these words in his acclaimed novel "The Sheltering Sky":
"Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well yet everything happens on a certain number of time, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your life like this, some afternoon that's so deeply part of your being that you can't ever consider your life without it, perhaps four or five time more, perhaps not even that? How many more times will you watch the full moon rises? Perhaps twenty, and yet it all seems limitless."
We as wedding and elopement photographers/videographers have such a great responsibility to make sure it will be one of those afternoons in our couples’ lives. To be able to re-live those precious moments endless times.
T S U K I M I R E T R E A T
is a semi-annual (one photography and one videography) all-inclusive retreat created by Tu Nguyen Wedding, custom-tailored for photographers/videographers who focus on shooting adventure elopement & intimate wedding. We don’t promise success overnight, but we promise:
- No self-absorbed, self-centered bullshit.
- No heavy dose of fancy word that left you inspired for a short period of time like drug but then wear off and won't help you a thing in the long run.
- No holding back or secret.
- No generic advices from some freaking self-help books, just straight out details of practical strategies & knowledges.
LEARNING THE POWER OF VISUAL STORYTELLING
SHOOTING & EDITING A FULL-BLOWN ELOPEMENT WITH REAL COUPLE
BUILDING YOUR BRAND & BUSINESS
T H E C R E W
TU NGUYEN / FOUNDER & MENTOR
Half of the Germany-based duo Tu Nguyen Wedding, who love art, classic cinema, reading great fictions, good food, traveling & seeking adventure off the grid. His passion is to create wedding photos & films that evoke feelings, something visually beautiful and artistic but at the same time preserving deeper meaning and true emotion, capturing the quintessence of the couple & the story of their life. It's about digging deep down under the skin, care about what they love and what are they passionate about.
PABLO LAGUIA / GUEST MENTOR
Named as one of the 30 Rising star of wedding photography by the premier Rangefinder Magazine in 2017. Natural and timeless are two words Pablo uses often to describe his wedding photography. When it comes to documenting the big day, the focus of the Spanish photographer is on the couple and the goal is to create a legacy that will last forever. “I love what’s natural, simple and spontaneous and that the key in life is always trying to look for new things and searching for new path.”
ERIC RENE PENOY / GUEST MENTOR
Based in Portugal, Eric is a full time dreamer and definitely not a traditional wedding photographer. Every wedding for him is equally important and different. The morning ritual time, the ceremony, reception, couple portraits…. It is full of intimacy and emotions and Eric loves being a storyteller, to be able to tell a story of a full day with hundreds of pictures full of small gestures, emotions and love rather than to only have just a couple of artistic shoots.
Caterina LOSTIA / WEDDING PLANNER
The retreat will be planned & executed by Caterina. She grew up in the sophisticated world of Italian fashion and luxury. It was not exactly what she first had in mind, but now it’s been 25 years since she started working in Visual Merchandising for international luxury companies. The architectural background, a great passion & curiosity for the Italian culture and the art of aesthetic have always been the foundation, inspiration and stimulus for her creative work as an Event Designer.