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The viral wedding photo sparked by a single question

/ 12:54 PM May 08, 2017
Wedding photo, bride, groom

Image: Facebook/@jamesdayweddings

Weddings are a happiest occasion for the couple and their loved ones—but this photo brought the world to tears.

The portrait features the groom leaning in to whisper, tears in the bride’s eyes, and a perfectly captured sunset glowing on the two.

While it is a captivating picture, the story behind it is what caught people’s attention on social media.

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Sydney-based wedding photographer James Day narrated in a Facebook post how he captured the sincere moment: Initially setting up a “grand sunset scene” with the landscape, he decided to take a close portrait, first asking the couple only identified as “Adrian and Roslyn” to drop their poses and bask in their first sunset as spouses.

He then posed a question and instructed Adrian to tell the answer only to his wife: “Out of the billions of people on the planet, you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with Roslyn. Can you tell her why?”

“In a matter of moments I could start seeing Roslyn’s eyes glisten,” Day said, admitting that he also found himself crying.

Day also shared the original “grand sunset” shot, which is also stunning:

Wedding photo, bride, groom

Image: Instagram/@jamesdayweddings

The candid photo has since garnered over 230,000 likes and 53,000 shares. JB

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