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Wedding Photo Shoot…

In disaster, wedding on February 20, 2009 at 7:05 am

Wedding Photo Shoot – A Day To Remember

Captured moments from the major quake in Si Chuan

It was a day to remember…

Their Wedding shoot.

At the famous 100-year-old Church of the Annunciation in Pengzhou, China.


Morning May 12, photographer Wang went about preparing to shoot wedding pictures for a young couple, this was the test shot before the shoot…

Pengzhou is located in the Sichuan province. It was morning May 12, 2008.

And then it happened…. the earth quake! 7.8 on the Richter scale.

‘Thank God we were only shooting from outside the church!’ remarked a helper.

A cracked facade was all that remained of the 100-year-old Church of the Annunciation after the quake. Most of the church ‘collapsed in 10 seconds,’ said Wang, who lives in Chengdu, capital of hard-hit Sichuan province.

A scarf from a wedding dress lies forgotten in front of the seminary.Wang said he thought the catastrophe would strengthen the bonds of the couples who were there that day: ‘Having gone through a life-and-death test, they surely will clasp hands and grow old together.’


Bricks fall from the building during the earthquake, which turned Wang from awedding photographer into a journalist.

‘I shouted to people, ‘Run! Run!” said photographer Wang Qiang. ‘The ground shook and we couldn’t see anything in the dust.’ Read the rest of this entry »