The Smile- #Miao bride photographed on her wedding day, in a small rural village near Hekeu ( #Yunnan ). It was an entirely serendipitous meeting. I was in the region at the time, getting data on tiger smuggling. Yunnan is a bit of a hotspot for a lot of wildlife crime.
Anyway, the village was celebrating a traditional wedding, and while her bridesmaids were too shy to be photographed, I managed to persuade the bride to pose. Not easy as they're not native Mandarin speakers and my Mandarin isn't very good. I had a colleague use my vest as a background reflector. She gave me a beautiful smile.
#china #wedding #miao #sonyalpha #travelphotography #travel #smile #woman #traditions .