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A couple's beautiful cross-cultural pre-wedding portraits in magical Bhutan

Karen Lim and Ngawang Tshering had a beautiful cross-cultural pre-wedding shoot in the land of Bhutan - the very place where they first met and fell in love.
 

"We wanted to shoot in various locations in Bhutan and did it over two days, with a mix of a white gown and Bhutanese traditional wear – gho for men, and kira for women.

We also included a cheongsam and Western suit.

The sun is a challenge as it affects the lighting, so the shoot had to happen at certain timings of the day.

Finding a place to change into our outfits was also a challenge, so we booked a hotel room for a day. We had cows that were grazing in the field come over to check out my gown too!

Our most memorable moments were when we did our photo shoot at Zhiwa Ling, which is a five-star hotel in Paro.

The general manager was very kind and baked croissants for us in case we got hungry. They also opened the shrine in the hotel for us to pray at before the shoot, and gave us a big suite to change in."

TIPS & ADVICE

"If you are shooting overseas and have a number of outfit changes, try to spread them over a few days.

The clothes tend to get a bit crumpled if you pack them in a suitcase, so make sure there’s an iron or a steam iron that you can use."

 

Check out the rest of their pre-wedding photos below:

Photography: Kencho Wangdi

Read on how the couple met and fell in love here: 'I WENT TO BHUTAN ON A HOLIDAY AND ENDED UP MARRYING MY GUIDE'


See also: HOW A SINGAPORE COUPLE PULLED OFF THEIR DRAMATIC ORIENTAL-THEMED WEDDING PORTRAITS

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