The latest craze for Chinese couples is a trip to London to have their pre-wedding photographs taken alongside the capital's instantly recognisable landmarks.

Chinese pre-wedding photos
Assistants pull the train of Echo Li's dress during a pre-wedding photography shoot at St Paul's Cathedral Carl Court/ Getty Images

It is Chinese custom for the bride and groom to have their wedding photos taken before they are married, so that the photos can be shown to guests on cards and giant screens on the big day. London provides a wide range of famous sights and tourist attractions, making it a perfect location. London photography studios have witnessed a sudden boom in business, as more and more people travel over from China to have their wedding snaps taken in places such as Westminster Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye.

Chinese pre-wedding photos
Charles Qian waits as his fiance Echo Li, also from Shenzhen has her make-up applied ahead of her pre-wedding photography shoot in London Carl Court/ Getty Images

Getty Images photographer Carl Court has documented the pre-wedding photography shoot of Echo Li and her fiance Charles Qian, both from Shenzhen in China. From choosing dresses and bouquets to (rather frequent) outfit changes, sometimes in car parks, IBTimes UK presents some of the best photos from their London excursion: