Wedding and engagement photos are getting weird in Hong Kong, where many couples are posing ahead of the big day in front of surreal backdrops of giant cats or even pastries.
The more adventurous are opting for photo shoots that diverge from the standard scenes, and instead reflect something about their personalities, passions or the story of their love.
Wancy Wong had hoped to include her pet, Ah B, in her engagement photos but unfortunately it died before the shoot. Wedding planner Yvonne Ho convinced Wong that she could still use old images of the cat, photoshopped to include the happy couple.
Here, food-loving couple Daniel Chan and Kim Lee are superimposed on macaroons and Hong Kong pastry favorites -- egg tarts and pineapple buns.
Tang and Kok relied on scuba tanks to breathe underwater between shots.
Chan Wing Hung and Szeto Weng Ian go for street glamor in their shoot.
Kenny Tang and Olivia Kok wanted their engagement photos to reflect their active, sporty lifestyle. Over three days at a hotel swimming pool, the diving enthusiasts attempted to capture images of their love underwater.
The average couple in Hong Kong spends $2,700 on engagement photos, according to e-commerce website ESDlife. That is twice the amount they're willing to spend on a photographer for their wedding.
A new team of investigators is looking into the nearly three-year-old murder case of Peter D'Orazio, a 55-year-old man who went missing from Goleta in September of 2012. His widow, Caron, believes she knows exactly who killed him.
A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed, leaving thousands dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear rubble and find survivors.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 1,400 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said.