Deerly Beloved – Epic Wedding Deer Photobomb

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This incredible photo, taken by photographer Ian Christmann, went viral after being posted to Reddit Monday with the caption, “My brother shot a wedding this weekend, they had some unexpected guests.”

It turned an astonishing 3 million views in just 24 hours! How did Ian capture this photo given the general spooky nature of deer? There was no photoshop, it was all about the timing – and as further evidence, see additional photos below.

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According to his website, “I photographed the backyard wedding of Lauren and Erick in Stockton NJ this past weekend. During the dinner, we were surprised by a herd of deer that appeared at the edge of the woods. The bride and groom graciously let me interrupt their meal to see if we could get a photo or two near the deer. The deer were quite jittery as we approached, so I didn’t expect that we would be able to get so close!”

In terms of technical details, Christmann was shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at ISO 4000. You can find more of the photographer’s work over on his wedding photography website and his Facebook page .

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