My wife and I love to travel a lot, 3 years back we decided to get married and take our own pre-wedding photos in different locations around the world. With our tight budget, it is impossible for us to hire a photographer to follow us on our travels. So we decided: why not do it ourselves?

We bought two sets of wedding gown, my wife, Zhu signed up for makeup lessons to do makeup herself, and I bought a decent camera with a few lenses, and most importantly, a tripod.

It took us 3 years to travel around 5 continents: Asia, North America, Oceania, Europe, and Africa. Most of the photos were taken by using tripod and remote, others were taken with a little help of our travel companions along the journey. Photos were shot on different climate and terrain, we created our albums in exotic Islands, world heritage sites, caves, snow, and dessert, even in the Himalayan mountains.

It’s pretty challenging to shoot wedding photos ourselves, and we do encounter some difficulties in some of these locations, but most of the time, it’s fun. The result might not be as stunning as hiring a professional photographer, but the process of accomplishing these photos together, just the two of us, made these photos precious and memorable to both of us.

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Mabul Island, Malaysia

Mornington Peninsular, Australia

Route No.1, Taiwan

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Baishui Terrace, Shangrila

Mykonos, Greece

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

Kuta Beach, Bali

Kuang Si Falls, Laos

Taj Mahal, India

Hpa-An, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Pinnacles Dessert, Perth

Pinnacles Dessert, Perth

Deadvlei, Namibia

Qinghai Lake, China

Potala Palace, Tibet

Hakka Erath Building, China

Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

Yellowstone National Park, USA

Ice field Parkway, Canada

Moraine Lake, Canada

Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco

Las Vegas, USA

Grand Canyon, USA