Most of us, when we see a bride and groom in the middle of a photoshoot, steer clear. But not Speedo Guy, who managed to turn a throwaway moment into a masterpiece.
Quincy Perkins, a videographer who owner of White Orchid Studios in Key West, Florida, was photographing a couple’s special day when the bride, Brittany, stumbled on the wooden pier. As Brittany steadied herself on her husband Barry’s shoulder, Perkins kept snapping, and that was the moment Speedo Guy went for it.
“He totally knew he was in front of three cameras,” Perkins told The Huffington Post. “I don’t know, maybe he likes being an exhibitionist? I’d rather not think about what was going through his mind!”
They never tracked down Speedo Guy for a quote, but I would say nothing was going through his mind. Because as most heroes will tell you, when an opportunity arises, you don’t stop and think. You act.
Thank you, Speedo Guy.
“My sister and I are posed for a quick photo before her wedding. My mom is changing my nephew’s diaper in the background but no one noticed it in the photo for 12 years! We have all passed the picture around and had a lot of laughs.”
(submitted by Billie)
“My husband and I are at an Orthodox Jewish wedding. This picture is of us and my grandma, and it pretty much captures the essence of each relationship.”
(submitted by Krysten)
“My best friend’s wedding with a beautiful wilderness backdrop…along with an ashtray.”
(submitted by Audrey)
“This is how my husband decided to best get my garter belt off. I had to awkwardly sit on my brother-in-law, and it appears the groomsmen are lined up to have their turn next.”
(submitted by Christina)
“Wedding day got a little heated on the beach. Hindsight is always 20/20.”
(submitted by Reginald)
“This is a picture from our wedding day. After the ceremony, we dismissed the pews and when my new husband leaned down to kiss my Grandma on the cheek, I think he got a little more than he bargained for!”
(submitted by Amy)
“This picture is of my sister-in-law’s wedding. Her 4-yr-old son, the ring bearer lying on the floor in the middle of the frame, is banging his foot slowly and steadily while the pastor continues with the ceremony. He was originally sitting by the pastor and the flower girl, but then he stood up, and pretended to die (in dramatic fashion w/more sound effects). The kid’s foot was banging, steadily, on the hollow, wooden stairs and the sound was reverberating throughout the small church. I’m so glad I had my camera ready.”
(submitted by Brent)