Do You Love Your Job Enough to Have Your Wedding Photos Taken at Work? These Couples Do!
Even if you really love your job, it’s probably hard to imagine having your engagement photos or wedding portraits taken at the office. But many Chinese couples are doing just that for their pre-wedding photos…and the reason why is a bit disheartening.
According to Yahoo! News:
“Couples turn up for work in their wedding gear and have their photos taken in the workplace to save money and—bizarrely—allow them to squeeze in more time working…
Happy couples are turning to the unorthodox wedding shoots due to the apparent ‘epidemic’ of overwork in China. Thousands are thought to die each year in the country from overworking themselves, and the uniformed weddings appear to be the latest symptom…
Weilin Hou, 29, works on the special police force in the city of Chongqing. His job requires him to be on 24-hour standby most of the time, and he was also another classic candidate for a work photo shoot.
Instead of traveling around the romantic venues, he invited his wife-to-be to his workplace and they had this photo shoot on the training grounds of the special police force department.
Chen Tsao who had his pictures done at work said, ‘I didn’t have time to take off to travel all over the place having pictures done. But I didn’t want to miss out on the pictures, so when I heard about people doing them at work I realized it was a great opportunity. I can keep my wife happy, and my employer.'”
Balancing your responsibilities to your employer with your responsibilities to your family is an ongoing challenge for modern couples…but we hope that even the most dedicated couples are able to take some time off to enjoy the special time surrounding their weddings! On the other hand, if you have a cool job that leads to photos like these…
We’re not so sure photos taken at the average worker’s cubicle would have the same effect.