Philadelphia Chinese Wedding Photography – Yummy & Mark

I was honored to photograph the traditional Chinese wedding ceremony for Yummy and Mark in Philadelphia last month.  Yummy is best friends with my sister-in-law, Chong, who was the matron of honor, and I have thus known her for
quite some time now.  Mark is from England, and while this was my first time meeting him, he was very nice throughout the day and I can understand why Yummy would relocate to Europe to spend her life with him.  We started at the home of Yummy’s parents where Yummy look beautiful wearing her traditional Chinese wedding dress for the upcoming tea ceremony.

As is the tradition in the Chinese culture, Mark and his groomsmen were required to play door games and provide the bridesmaids Li Shi, money wrapped in a red envelope, to gain access into the home to see his bride.

Once inside, Yummy and Mark then presented tea to her parents and relatives, and received gifts that included gold jewelry.

Following the Chinese tea ceremony, we went to center city Philadelphia for Yummy and Mark’s formal wedding portraits.  They were scheduled to have a European wedding and formal reception in London, but Philadelphia obviously holds a special place of significance for Yummy and it was important that it play a part in her wedding photography.  Mark also proposed to Yummy at the Philadelphia Art Museum adding to the significance.

Thank you for letting me share in your Philadelphia Chinese wedding ceremony, Yummy and Mark, and I wish you a long and happy life together in Europe.  For anyone interested, feel free to also check out another of the Chinese wedding ceremony that I have photographed.

Linna - What are your pricing for wedding photography ??

Theresa - What a goregeous couple. I love the photos and the colours are amazing

Mike Danen - Beautiful images, great how you captured the love and emotion in such a special way!

Martin Roe - Beautiful photographs and very creative, I particularly love that second shot with the LOVE sign. Fabulous!

Andree - Amazing: the color, the emotion, the composition. Top notch!!

Jacqueline Elizabeth - Such vivid colours! Beautifully done.

Ryan Brenizer - Great job. Love the use of the gel with the LOVE sign, and that penultimate photo is incredibly adorable.

Darin Collison - Gorgeously romantic, beautiful images.
And best bride’s name ever.

Heather - Wow these are BEYOND AMAZING! I love that first one & the one in front of the buildings.

soobum im - Sharp & very clean images. Love bride & groom portrait you have there!

Leo Druker - Great storytelling, John. Love the shots during the tea ceremony and the second shot from the bottom is stunning – excellent work!

tobiah - great! love the colour of chinese weddings! love the last shot in china town too!

Heather J - These are beautiful. I feel like their passion for one another really came through.

Kat Forsyth - Stunning, stunning! Completely love this. The shots in the street are fantastic.

Blake Burton - these are beautiful images of a gorgeous couple…they’ll be stoked over these!

William - I really love the pictures as they really capture the wedding day of a wonderful couple.

Ying Heng - Congratulations to Yummy & Mark :) We’re so happy for you and wish you a wonderful marriage together! It’s amazing that you two found true love across the globe. Such a romantic and sweet couple. You two look gorgeous!

Ying Chong - John – These images are stunning and capture Philly so well! What great photos for Yummy to remember Philly by! Congrats again Yummy and Mark…love you guys!

Dao - Very beautiful pics John. I love how you captured all the images of Philadelphia with the happy couple!

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