Photographer Jarrett Hucks was photographing a soon-to-be bride on a beach when a group of equestrians rode by. The client decided that “since you only live once,” she wanted a photo of herself riding a horse.
The shoot was being held at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina about 5 weeks prior to the wedding. What happened next is captured in the video below....
Here’s the photographer on what really happened:
This had to be one of the craziest things to ever happen to me on a photo shoot. Here in Myrtle Beach, my client decided that since you only live once, she wanted to take a photo on top of a horse! I'm not much of a fan of large animals myself because of the unpredictability of them, but I agreed to take the photo if she wanted. What happened next was absolutely crazy! The bride was completely fine and not hurt other than a couple of bruises. Made for a fun story to tell at the wedding!
We actually were just heading out to the beach from a forest scene to get a shot near the water, when we saw a group of equestrians coming by. One said she could take a photo with her horse but not on it. After that another woman came by and said that she could sit on her horse. The horse was a completely after thought. Someone riding by just offered.
I was against the idea completely, mostly because of my now extremely swollen fear of horses, but told them that I would take the photo. After the horse took off, I was just standing there dumbfounded. I have had a few different equestrians tell me that the horse was scared because of the fabric so we did not try again.
Despite the accident, the bride and her wedding dress were OK and the photo shoot continued. Proof below... Oh and by the way, the groom was not there. Joshua Mahaffey was unaware of the accident until his wedding day a few weeks later. Women sha, LOL...
Photo Credit - Jarrett Hucks.