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Bill Murray Photobombs Engagement Photo with Utmost Hilariousness

Studio News

June 11, 2014

What an interesting day we have had today! Today is the day that will go down in history for us – Today, we went viral.

It all started with an innocent little engagement shoot in downtown Charleston with our lovely couple Ashley Donald & Erik Rogers. We were roaming the streets of downtown Charleston (the most romantic city in the country, btw) doing their engagement pictures… and most of the time when I have an attractive couple, you get to hear all sorts of noises around you – from whistles, to “you look hottttt” to “congratulations!” – I set the couple down on that little staircase to get ready for a shot and I hear people talking in the back and as I’m looking through the lens, the couple seems stunned and distracted… I think to myself – oh great, someone is bothering them – I turn around and I see Mr. Murray standing there with his shirt pulled up and belly proudly on display which he is patting pretty loudly in an attempt to make the couple laugh – Needless to say I was stunned and I invited Mr. Murray to join the couple for a quick shot – He obliged and congratulated them and went on his way… leaving behind an extremely happy couple and this photo that will be forever remembered by this couple (and us!!!).

All in all, we ended up with this photo of the couple that has gone viral – The phone hasn’t stopped buzzing since we posted it on Twitter (@fiaforeverphoto) and Facebook this morning with emails and calls from news and media! We are just grateful to have been there when Mr. Murray decided to show up and mostly to our awesome couple… Congratulations Ashley & Erik!

Read more about their story on Huffington Post, The Post and Courier, Gawker and many more!

Bill Murray photobombs Charleston Wedding Photographers Fia Forevers engagement photo

Here are some additional photographs from their engagement shoot that day…

Wedding Photographer in Charleston - Engagement Photos in Charleston

Wedding Photographer in Charleston - Engagement Photos in Charleston

Wedding Photographer in Charleston - Engagement Photos in Charleston

Wedding Photographer in Charleston - Engagement Photos in Charleston

Wedding Photographer in Charleston - Engagement Photos in Charleston

  1. Brigitte McQueen

    June 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    These are beautiful pictures. I love your work here! I’ll bet Bill Murray was a hoot too!

  2. Bill Nixon

    June 12th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Very cool. Love Bill Murray and it is so neat that he was there being himself.

  3. Lori

    June 12th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Beautiful Photos! Despite an interesting distraction! I would only hope that this couple, throughout their engagement and future marriage, would consider this tidbit of advice.

    Always look for the best in each other as you will always have your ups and downs, your likes and dislikes, your fights and happy moments. Treasure each day and moment, because you’ll never know the future it’s self.

    My husband and I, since before our marriage, have considered that even if engaged and married, we’d still be each other’s boyfriend and girlfriend.

    We have fun with it too, sometimes going how’s my girlfriend/boyfriend. Pick on the other like, “my boyfriend/girlfriend called today.” Knowing it’s the other. Just a few notes here that so many don’t “consider”. Best blessings to a happy future and may it always be one of a kind. 😀

  4. Neil Robinson

    June 12th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Fabulous images – excellent composition and optimum use of the light – photo-bombed or not. You know your craft well.

    Beautiful couple too!

  5. Fia Forever Wedding Photography

    June 12th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for such lovely comments and great marriage advice 🙂

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  11. Emma Davenport

    June 13th, 2014 at 10:57 am

    The best Engagement Shoot I’ve seen. And even without the addition of the legend that is Bill Murray, the photos are head-turners and full of character. The shot on the porch is beautiful.

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  13. Denise Muhammad

    June 20th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Just Beautiful!!They make such a handsome couple. I pray that they have many wonderful and peaceful years together. May God Bless them with beautiful, intelligent, and healthy children. Always walk with God;and you will walk in Peace.

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