Grounded on core values of respect, love, and service to the elderly, the Xinyue Senior Center of Chongqing, China, promotes social work services for senior citizens and builds a harmonious living environment for them.
The couples donned wedding outfits for the photo shoot. But these couples were not young—they were old men and women. Still, they smiled just like the younger ones.
On October 22, the Senior Center hosted a wedding style photo shoot for the senior citizens. The social workers took photos for 9 senior couples. There were a lot of laughs and surprises during the activity. The social workers and stylists carefully helped the senior citizens do their make up and choose wedding dresses and suits. With suggestions from the photographer, they posed against scenic backdrops such as the bridge, trees, and artificial mountains.
Granny Ma was moved to tears on the way to the photo shoot. The social workers had learned that she got married 50 years ago but had never taken wedding photos before. Now her dream came true. Granny Liu said she got married 61 years ago but had never taken wedding photos either. With a smile, Granny Liu explained that her husband is good at taking pictures and he used Photoshop to make their wedding photos.
The wedding photo activity for the senior citizens was made possible with the support of Yi Beauty Photography Salon. This activity not only made the senior citizens’ dream come true, but it was also an opportunity to witness their happy love in front of the camera.
Original article written by Ling Feng, translated by Maggie Li and edited by Yanyan Zhang and Carolyn D.
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