Scenes From an Earthquake Marriage

Photographer shoots wedding day disaster
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 8:02 AM CDT
A couple reacts after an earthquake struck during their wedding photo shoot at a deserted catholic seminary in Pengzhou in southwest China's Sichuan province May 12, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A wedding photographer shooting pictures of a bride and groom captured instead dramatic images of the catastrophic China earthquake. Photographers were shooting at a popular spot for newly married couples when the earth moved. The photos show young women in wedding attire, dusty and shaken, amid the ruins of China's deadly earthquake.

"I shouted, 'Run! Run'!' The ground shook and we couldn't see anything in the dust," said one of the photographers. "I shot these photos out of the instinct of a photographer. Having gone through a "life-and-death test," the bride and groom will "surely clasp hands and grow old together," he added.