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Photog Nearly Gets Hit By A Car And Wedding Party Reacts Accordingly

Thankfully, no one was harmed in the taking of this photo. 😅

Look closely ― these are the faces of a bridal party as they watch a car come this close to hitting the wedding photographer:

Photographer Leslie Hollingsworth as she was taking bridal party portraits in downtown Birmingham, Alabama when a car nearly hit her.
Photographer Leslie Hollingsworth as she was taking bridal party portraits in downtown Birmingham, Alabama when a car nearly hit her.

Photographer Leslie Hollingsworth was shooting bridal party portraits for Peter Saab and Leah Juliano’s Sept. 9 wedding when she stepped off the curb into the street to get a wider shot.

“It was such a huge wedding party, so I had to back up a little bit [to get the shot],” Hollingsworth, the Birmingham, Alabama-based photographer, told The Huffington Post. She stepped out into the spot where cars usually parallel park on a busy street in downtown Birmingham. “Maybe two feet off the curb. I was out there for five seconds.”

And in those five seconds, a car drove by so close to Hollingsworth that she “just felt the wind go past me. It was really close!”

“The Father of the Bride actually pushed me forward right after the pic was taken,” she told PetaPixel. “My assistant told me how close I came to being hit...The father of the bride was yelling and shaking his fists at the driver. Too funny!”

A closer crop of the shot.
A closer crop of the shot.

Because the photos were shot on film, Hollingsworth didn’t realize she captured the wedding party’s stunned reactions until the next day when the film was processed.

“It was so hysterical,” she told HuffPost. “All the girls are horrified. The couple is sitting there indifferently. They don’t even notice anything. And all the guys are like ‘What just happened?’”

It was a “lighthearted... funny-slash-scary moment, but all in good fun,” she added.

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