Getting your wedding pictures taken comes with its own set of hurdles, including (but not limited to) finding a photographer that fits your overall aesthetic, actually being able to afford said photographer, coordinating the wedding-day timeline to fit in hundreds of shots of you, the hubs, and others, and lastly, trying not to look awkward AF as you take photos that will literally forever sit on your mantel. But for one Aussie couple, there was one more thing that was getting in the way of their perfect outdoor photo shoot — a group of VERY angry birds.
In a what was supposed to be romantic photo, which was posted to Facebook by Karen Parr (Phillip and Sara Maria's wedding photographer), you can see a pretty P-O'd Magpie heading straight for the groom's head as the couple stands alone on a bridge in New South Wales. But once the angry Magpie passes overhead, Parr gets a great shot of the newlyweds ducking for cover, hence why it became such a viral sensation.
"I think we probably got swooped about 20 times," Parr told the BBC. "It was quite scary at the time. We were cursing the birds." But because the wedding party had traveled a half hour to get to this spot, they didn't want to submit to the birds so easily. So, without admitting defeat, the couple decided to roll with the punches, er... pecks?
"From the moment we got there, the Magpie kept us in his sights and we were continually getting swooped for two hours whilst we got our photos done," Sara Maria told the Armidale Express. "By the end, our best man and maid of honor got given the job of Magpie-spotting."
While this is certainly one of the more terrifying wedding photo shoots we've ever seen, it's not the only one that has had us on the edge of our seats. Just take these flowing lava wedding pictures, for example. Or this couple who had their pics taken in THE MIDDLE OF A SNOWSTORM. Whatever the weather — or peeved animals — surrounding your wedding photos, all of these couples prove it's not where but who you're with that really matters at the end of the day.