Yunnan village thrives as destination
for pre-wedding photography
Web Editor:International Daily
Villagers at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in southwest China have turned their remote location into a popular pre-wedding photography destination and are raking in the profits.In Jiazi Village in southwest China's Yunnan Province, 2,561 villagers each received an average bonus of 4,000 yuan (about 619 U.S. dollars) earlier this month for their work in setting up the necessary logistic arrangements to build a wedding photography industry here. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is considered a national scenic spot and is a popular site for new couples to take their pre-wedding photos. To preserve its natural beauty, private cars are not allowed entry into the scenic area, which makes it inconvenient for new couples, photographers, and their crew members to do photo shoots.To alleviate the logistics problems, the villagers established a company that provides services like transportation, clothing, oxygen supply, dressing rooms and a waiting area to pre-wedding photo companies. These customized services are well-received by both photographers and their clients."The brides have places to do make-up and change clothes, which is convenient to us," said a stylist."It suits my wife very well. As it's meaningful to take wedding photos here. That why we choose here," said a would-be groom from the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.The service has been very successful and has attracted many clients. In 2020, the company signed contracts with nearly 100 pre-wedding photography companies and managed around 25,000 couples.The villagers say they will be expanding their business in the future to include other services.