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Lightning strikes in couple's wedding photo

This shot is too beautiful to be ominous.

By Kristin Wong Sep 3, 2013 5:34PM

Some might call it ominous, but when lightning struck during one couple’s wedding shoot, the photo turned out to be pretty amazing.

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Evan and Helen Gremillion decided to tie the knot at Zenith Vineyards in Salem, Ore. To capture their lovely outdoor ceremony, they hired Julia Green, a photographer and graduate student at Oregon State University. It was a beautiful day when Green showed up, but shortly after, a storm began brewing.

“I felt like it was my duty as a photographer to get the best photo I could for them,” wedding photographer Julia Green told KGW Portland News. “I said a little prayer, and I clicked five times and it happened.”

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Green captured an incredible shot of the Gremillions with a lightning bolt that seemed to materialize from their wedding rings. The groom told the news outlet:

“God was basically saying, ‘Congratulations, we’re going to make a lightning bolt in your honor.’”

Guests agreed. They decided to interpret the beautiful shot as a positive omen.

“They had smiles on their faces and were really excited about it,” Green told the Portland Tribune.

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Considering that lightning hits the earth about 44 times a second and about 10,000 couples tie the knot. Chances are it happens quite a bit.


Sep 3, 2013 10:11PM
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