Would you dare to go near a huge wildfire to get the most amazing shot on your wedding day? During their wedding, Michael Wolber and April Hartley didn’t even have the chanceto decide. When they picked their perfect location, nobody would have thought that it would turn out to be the site of a raging wildfire. Kudos to wedding photographer Josh Newton, who used the fire as an opportunity to capture spectacular shots! It’s almost as if the fire struck there on purpose, to give the newlyweds a fascinating photo that literally reflects their burning love for each other.
Be sure to read between the photos for the whole story of this exceptional wedding!
The first photo that was published by the photographer was actually taken with an Iphone. As of now it has 92, 563 likes on Facebook.
The wildfire struck near the ceremony site, and just before the wedding, the bride was informed that the ranch would have to be evacuated. But when the father of the bride told the guests that they would have to relocate with tears in his eyes, the firefighters must have had a change of heart and eventually allowed the ceremony to continue, as long as they made it quick.
The smoke of the fire can be seen in the background of the wedding ceremony, changing the serene scene into a seemingly catastrophic one.
“It was like a movie. We saw a fire truck roll up with sirens blaring,” Wolber told Oregon Live.
“I’ve had a lot of surprises, being in ministry,” wedding minister Leavitt said to Oregon Live. “But I have to say: I’ve never had this happen before.” He quickly married the couple and the evacuation began.
When the guests were driven to the changed location of the wedding, the newlyweds decided to take some photos with a wildfire in the background.
The photographer really captured some incredible shots! All of them were taken with a Canon 5DM3 and a 50mm 1.2 lens without any flash.
After its publication, this picture was given a cheesy but fitting title: Burning Love.
The fire ended up burning 6,9000 acres and was only 40% contained as of Tuesday night. Unfortunately, these wildfires are common in this time of year.
“The situation showed everyone at the wedding what really mattered – the people and the couple. The location change didn’t affect the wedding at all, it was the most beautiful day” – the photographer wrote on his Facebook page.
We want to wish the newlyweds lots of happiness and may a fire burn forever in their hearts, but not in their backyards!