Trip 4: Days 6 - 7
Prepare for a post of pictures with me smiling or looking thought!
For these two days were spent at the air conditioned photo studio for mine and Liaoda’s wedding photos! Although, even with air conditioning it was horridly hot feeling for taking pictures and posing is not as easy as one thinks! Between changing outfits, bending about, and concentrating, even air conditioning begins to feel like the desert.
I’ve gained a new respect for models from this!
Both days were long. Day 6 was 8 am to 8 pm, while Day 7 was 8 am to about 7 pm! Pure work through it all but for a quick break for lunch or bathroom!
Now, on to the pictures!
Here we begin dressed in the first outfit, but with hair merely washed and my face utterly bare to the world! It was time for make-up!
Make-up on, hair partially complete, and Liaoda’s aunt photo bombing~
My nails were put on for these two days. I’ve never been one for fake nails, and boy is it hard to change clothing in them!
Liaoda had a much easier time, just a pluck of his eyebrows, a shake of his small mustache, and a brushing of his hair~
Now we were ready!
There are only a few pictures to come that have been photoshopped yet. Many are raw, and the photoshopped ones were to show Liaoda’s mother what can be done. There are a few hundred pictures, but I’ll spare you all and show a select few!
Outfit 2, Day 6:
Outfit 3, Day 6
Outfit 4, Day 6
These are the more traditional wedding outfits. They’ve been used over plenty of dynasties! I will say the headdress is fairly heavy.
Also tradition, the groom would not see the woman he was to marry till she was safely transported to his home and in the bed. It would be there the veil could be lifted and you would see, for the first time, your wife!
Outfit 5, Day 6
This is not the dress I will have for the wedding, but as it was part of the package deal, and my dress is in America undergoing alterations, I had to select one of the dressed they provided everyone. So, unable to select a dress, everyone suggested this mermaid.
Liaoda thought the dress style and hair made me look a tad like Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany’s!
Day 6 had finally ended with both Liaoda and I tuckered out. We were at a mall for the final shoot above, so with Liaoda’s parents, aunt, and cousin we all sat down at a hot pot place and enjoyed a meal before heading home and hitting the hay!
This day is all about me! Liaoda no longer had to model, so he spent the day relaxing with everyone else while I went through the next day of shooting.
Onward to the first outfit!
This outfit is somewhat based on one of the four most beautiful women in Chinese history.
Outfit 2, Day 7
Outfit 3, Day 7
Outfit 4, Day 7
Outfit 5, Day 7
This is an empress outfit, and the head piece weighed quite painfully onto my head! Yet it was worth it!
Now, a big thanks to my beautiful team!
From left to right: 1. My funny hair dresser/ make-up artist. We ran into the issue with my hair color and none of the wigs could be used. She was creative in getting my hair up and beautiful! 2. Another make-up artist/ hair stylist, she worked on Liaoda/other customers. She also fixed up my accessories/outfit during the shoots. 3. Me! 4. My photographer~ He knew a little English, so he was able to tell me how to move about or pose. He was kind andd funny, andd I felt bad his wife had to wait so long to come and get him at the end of the day! 5. The photographer’s assistant, he also helped fixed my outfit or was busy adjusting light.
A special bigger thanks to Liaoda’s mother and father who paid for this, along with the books and photos! This was a fun experience and a blast! ;A;