Usually when it's time for wedding pictures to be taken, a photographer will instruct the wedding party to say "cheese" or some other witty phrase to get the bridesmaids and groomsmen chuckling. Now, these photos generally aren't very candid, but they sure make for a pretty centerpiece on a newlywed couple's mantel! But that wasn't exactly the case for Peter Saab and Leah Juliano's Sept. 9 wedding when their photographer, Leslie Hollingsworth, came veeerrry close to being hit by a car.
As you can see in this hilarious, albeit frightening, viral photo, the wedding party reacts with shock as Hollingsworth, a Birmingham, Alabama-based professional photographer, snaps a few pics in the street to get a wider shot of the rather large group. Without her even knowing though, a car came dangerously close to running her over, and the bridesmaids' faces clearly tell it all.
"It was such a huge wedding party, so I had to back up a little bit [to get the shot]," Hollingsworth told The Huffington Post. "Maybe two feet off the curb. I was out there for five seconds." But five seconds was all it took for a car to fly down the road and nearly knock her over. According to the HuffPost interview, she describes how she "just felt the wind go past me. It was really close!"
Obviously concerned about her safety, the father of the bride decided to step in and get her off the road. "[He] actually pushed me forward right after the pic was taken," Hollingsworth told PetaPixel. "My assistant told me how close I came to being hit...The father of the bride was yelling and shaking his fists at the driver. Too funny!"
Quite possibly the funniest part of the whole ordeal though was when the photographer processed the photos the next day, as she had taken these pictures on film. She had no idea she had captured the wedding party's jaw-dropping reactions until the pics developed a day later. "It was so hysterical," Hollingsworth told HuffPost. "All the girls are horrified. The couple is sitting there indifferently. They don't even notice anything. And all the guys are like 'What just happened?!'"
Typical men, amirite?
See more of this wedding's beautiful photos below.