Due to some Chi­nese believe that cer­tain cer­e­mo­ny needs to be held at a cer­tain time, Chi­nese wed­ding cer­e­mo­ny can start as ear­ly as 4 am in the morn­ing, to pre­pare, to dress up and all these needs to be or are expect­ed to be documented.

In Chi­nese wed­dings, the groom often trav­els to the bride’s to pick up the bride. Then trav­el­ing back to the groom’s.


Pho­tog­ra­phers usu­al­ly arrive as ear­ly as 5 am in the morn­ing to catch the prepa­ra­tion of the bride and groom. Let’s make it 6 am for con­ve­nience sake free­lance video­g­ra­ph­er in Dubai. The whole cer­e­mo­ny would prob­a­bly end at 1 pm when lunch is served back at the groom’s side. That’s 7 hours of shut­ter click­ing pho­tog­ra­phy work.


Because wed­ding events hap­pen as spon­ta­neous as it could be, the pho­tog­ra­ph­er must be on alert at all times.