Iceland Coast Guard helicopter photobombs a wedding photo shoot

The wedding photographer CM Leung captured a pretty amazing moment during a wedding photo shoot in Iceland earlier this month. A search and rescue helicopter from the Icelandic Coast Guard flew by the bride, dressed in a white wedding gown on a black glacial ridge.

The photograph was taken on July 15th, when search and rescue operation was underway near Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland, but as it happened, Leung was doing a wedding photo shoot nearby. When the helicopter took off, the photographer asked the bride to pose, but when the helicopter passed by, the downdraft messed up the dress, the hair, and the stoic moment.

According to Svanhildur Sverrisdóttir at the Icelandic Coast Guard, the photograph is misleading. The helicopter is further away from the bride than it appears in the photograph and the video below, and no one was ever any danger. “The couple naturally got an unbelievable photograph and the our operation went very well,” Sverrisdóttir said.

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Crazy ! Behind the scene . Iceland . #icelandwedding #weddingphotography #prewedding #weddingday

A video posted by CM Leung (@cmleung) on Jul 17, 2016 at 12:55pm PDT




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