A Dutch couple has gone viral after one of their unconventional wedding photos surfaced online. And it’s easy to see why the image has drawn so much attention.
The bride, name unknown, can be seen kneeling in front of the groom, who has his trousers pulled down and around his knees, amid trees.
The caption of the picture reads, “Some newlyweds cannot wait for the party to be over so they can quietly retreat to their suite for a smashing wedding night. Luckily they already exchanged their wedding vows and they were officially married.”
Michael Klooster, the photographer, said the idea came from a similar picture he once saw online. Funny enough, it was one of the couple’s mothers who came up with the idea, which Klooster called “funny.”
“Who[ever] thinks this is offensive still lives in the year 1996, according to my opinion,” he said, Metro reports. “Of all the pictures taken, there is one that is playful, which in 10 years is still fantastic to talk about.” He added, “Give these people their joy. That is also something I wish to you. Life is already prudish enough.”
The photographer has revealed that he has had at least three other couples approach him to recreate the shot. He said some couples can take things too far, though. “I don’t want private parts visible on the picture, but everything that creates the impression is interesting,” he said.
Klooster thinks wedding photos such as these are becoming a real trend as “people want to outdo each other,” noting that “they want to be different than other newlyweds. The pictures have to be more beautiful than those of their sister, cousin or friend.”