Untouched Beauty: Traditional Bridal Portraits in Lijiang and Shangri-La, China
If heaven were a place on earth, Shangri-La would come close. Part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, it’s an untouched landscape, a slice of tucked-away magic with its quiet people, majestic monasteries and curious wildlife.
Worthy of a fashion editorial, the styling of these bridal portraits, with those impeccable outfits against the scenic backdrops creating the perfect contrast of colours, patterns and textures, simply took our breath away! What an outstanding job by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto. These shots are actually the second part in a series of bridal portraits taken across China, so don’t forget to check out part 1, which was taken in Shanghai.
Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto: “Those who are familiar with our work know that we love shooting animals. We love their grace and instincts. From elephants and camels to whales and tigers, we are proud of the animals that we have been able to photograph, and in Lijiang, we managed to add yak to the list. We got some amazing photos of these animals, but not before Kam slid off one and fell into the freezing water!”