Glasgow wedding snapper hosts impromptu photoshoot after bride photographed her in Blackpool

A Glasgow wedding photographer ended up taking a few shots of a random couple on their big day – after being photobombed by the bride on a visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Corinne Moffat was visiting the attraction with her family and had her ‘good’ camera with her when the anonymous bride jumped on her photo that her sister’s boyfriend was taking of her and her sister.

After chatting with the bride and realizing they didn’t hire a photographer to capture a few moments of their wedding celebration, Corinne persuaded the couple to pose for a spontaneous photoshoot – and the results are magical.

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Talk to Glasgow Live, Corinne said: “I was visiting Blackpool with my family and had a few drinks and my sister and I were taking our picture together and someone just jumped in the picture. I think because she was a bride, she was watching We thought we were going to do “Wow.” I thought I might know her or something I wasn’t really sure what was going on.

“That’s why in the photo I shared, my sister laughs and I’m just like ‘I don’t really know what’s going on’.

“She said ‘I just got married’ and I said ‘What now?’ and she was like, ‘Yeah, we just got married.’ I’m sure she said it was at the registration desk, that she had lots of drinks with a few guests, then they had fish and chips on the beach and then they just decided to come to Pleasure Beach and ride a bike late at night so they were doing all the different rides.

“The wedding party was pretty small and a few more people came over later just to meet them and everyone was standing next to them. I was just chatting with them and I said, ‘This is so exciting, I’m a wedding photographer ‘.



The moment Corinne and her sister were photographed by the bride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

“I loved that their wedding was simple and very low key. I was like, ‘Did you have a photographer earlier in your ceremony and everything?’ and she [the bride] was like ‘No we weren’t in it, we didn’t want pictures or anything, we weren’t bothered’ and I was like ‘Okay, come on! I literally have my camera here! ‘

“I had my good camera, I always take it with me as long as I’m not going to be too drunk just to force myself to take more pictures that aren’t just for work and because I was there with my family. My sister and nephew live in Leicester and I don’t see them all the time and we were there a bit for my dad’s birthday so I thought it would be nice to make some lovely memories .

“So we were having our picture taken, my sister’s boyfriend was taking a picture with my camera when she jumped in.

“I asked him [the bride] “Where’s your man?” And she said she didn’t know if he would like to take a picture and everything and I said ‘Tell him to come here right now!’ The guy didn’t care a bit and I was like ‘Do it!’ and said ‘How many times are you going to photobomb someone and he’s a real wedding photographer?’ … like that’s my real job. “

The couple’s daughter also joined them for a few photos, and Corinne says she was really taken by how cold the couple seemed on their big day – a day she attributes to the covid crisis motivating people. to get rid of all the usual wedding fuss.

She said, “Honestly, she [the bride] was like ‘This is the happiest day of my life’ and she looked so happy. I liked it. I’m just thinking with covid and all that people are going for really low-key weddings. I also think about all the hustle and bustle of having a place and a sit-down meal and whatever … they were just spending the time of their lives.



Corinne Moffat Photography
The shot of Corinne’s bride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

“Once they left I thought, ‘Oh, I should have moved here and I should have had a different past.’ It was like in the moment and I thought, if they aren’t really photographers so maybe they won’t like a pic of them kissing if they’re not like that but i’m just thinking about the one with their daughter i have thought ‘Imagine having beautiful pictures with your family, maybe you could frame that or something like that’.

“They were just really cool, she was like ‘I have Converse, I’m just going to be comfy and relax all day, so that was really cool.”

Meanwhile, Corinne admits that in the midst of spontaneity and the excitement of it all, she completely forgot to ask their names. Thankfully, her sister wrote down her email address to pass on the photos, although she has yet to receive a response from the couple.



The married ones.
The bride and groom pose for a photo with their daughter.

She added: “I would normally have taken their names, if I’m outside and take pictures of someone’s dog I would say ‘Give me your email address and I’ll email them to you. “.

“When I’m not working and doing it just for fun, I’ll send them an email. But I was excited about what had happened, I never wrote down their names correctly. still haven’t answered. I think the girl’s name is Katie. “

What a beautiful and touching little story!

You can discover Corinne’s work via her Instagram page here

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