Wedding photos before the ceremony

A couple poses for wedding photos inside a studio in Shanghai. In China, newlyweds usually display their wedding photos in their ceremony as part of the celebration. Other wedding traditions such as newlyweds bowing to their parents and eating noodles on their wedding bed are very common in northern parts of China. Watch what a traditional wedding day looks like in the northeastern city of Qingdao on SupChina.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.