Couples select outfits and look at albums in the fitting rooms of Vivi Bride, one of Beijing's premier wedding photo shops.
Li Xiao Ang, 26, a company consultant, and his bride-to-be LI Yue, 27, an advertising agent, wear their final costumes at Miracle Love.
Li Xiao and LI Yue, on their way to their next shoot at an outdoor venue, look through the pictures they took at Miracle Love
Make-up artist at Miracle Love puts finishing touches to Gao Yingci, 26, herself a beautician, before she goes into the studio with her husband-to-be.
An assistant adjusts the pose of Gao Ying's fiancé Liu Kanglei, 28 after the couple's third costume change of the morning at Miracle Love's wedding photo studios.
On her wedding day a make-up artist finishes Cheng Hui, 28 as she waits for the arrival of her husband-to-be Zhao Jun, also 28
As bride Cheng Hui and groom Zhao Jun leave their housing block friends let off confetti rockets and fire-crackers.
In accordance with Chinese tradition, bride and groom bow low to each other during their wedding ceremony.
Cheng Hui lights a cigarette for a guest. It’s is on a cocktail stick to make it more difficult to light and if she fails she will do a forfeit such as carrying her husband around one of the tables.
Li Bin, 28, a bank employee and his bride Shi Yang, 26, a high school teacher, hold Mao's Little Red Book and wear authentic clothes from the Cultural Revolution of the late 1960's for their wedding pictures.
To the sound and smoke of fire-crackers, Xie Fei walks with Fan Dong Rui, 27, to their BMW sports car for the drive to their wedding ceremony at the up-market Laffitte Chateau Hotel.
The couple are covered in confetti as they arrive at the Laffitte Chateau Hotel in their open sports car. This venue is a modern copy of the French chateau and is a fashionable wedding location.
With the main wedding ceremonies over and the lunch complete Fan Dong Rui relaxes as guests gather outside for afternoon tea
Pre-wedding photo sessions have become big business in China, with couples having day-long photo sessions weeks or months before their actual weddings. This set was taken in Beijing in 2006.