Planet China

Blushing bride

Wedding photos are among the most cherished in the family album. In China – as elsewhere – wedding shots are taken very seriously: some couples even travel to remote areas of Yunnan to get the pristine backdrop.

But according to Shanghai Daily some newlyweds are now letting their shots get a little too ‘personal’. The Shanghai Wedding Trade Association has lashed out at a trendy new practice of taking ‘nude wedding photos’, saying it will ask the government to ban studios from snapping naked couples. “We don’t advocate such wedding photographs as they are out of keeping with the conservative traditions of Chinese people,” said He Lina, the association’s vice president. The newspaper’s investigation has found that the naked wedding picture business is an open secret among many of the city’s photographic studios.

“Weddings should be holy ceremonies,” He Lina complained, “so we hope young people can show respect.”


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