Actor Zach Braff Photobombs NY Wedding Photog’s Photo Shoot, Photo Goes Viral


It’s not necessarily the way you expect to go viral when you’re a photographer, but one of NYC wedding and lifestyle photographer Sascha Reinking’s photos is racing across the Internet at warp speed today after actor Zach Braff (of Scrubs fame) photobombed his newlywed shoot in the middle of NYC.

For all Reinking knew, his recent shoot of German couple Verena and Michael was just like any other photo shoot. They were beautiful, the photos were turning out great, all boxes checked. Little did he know that, while photographing them on 42nd Street with Times Square in the background, he scored a famous cameo!

Actor and Director Zach Braff — best known for his role as Dr. John Dorian in the television show Scrubs — happen to be crossing the street while Reinking was shooting and dropped an epic photobomb right behind the couple. The kicker: Reinking didn’t even realize it until he got home and started editing the images!

Of course, as soon as he saw it, he put the photo up on several Photographer Facebook Groups to confirm Braff’s identity, after which he tweeted the image to Braff himself with the message “Sir, I think you photobombed my newlywed couple the other day in New York. :) Well played…” (tweet embedded above)

That’s when things got crazy, because Zach Braff went ahead and retweeted the image to his 1.3 million followers:

The rest, as they say, is viral history. We are not the first and won’t be the last to share this photo. In fact, given the massive influx of requests he is getting from major news outlets and magazines (among them People and E!Online) we were surprised he even had the time to reply to us and grant us permission to share the shot.

So there you have it, how do you get a photo to go viral? Easy enough, just get a famous actor to photobomb you in the middle of NYC… no biggie right? For the full story from the man himself, be sure to head over to Reinking’s blog here. And if you’d like to browse his professional work, you can find his entire portfolio on his website.

(via Fstoppers)

Image credits: Photograph by Sascha Reinking and used with permission.

  • ArgleBjargle

    Zach who?

  • FuelDoor

    Zach Braff. His name is in the title of this article. *points to article title*.

  • Jim Macias

    Braff. It says it in the article.

  • Pierre Bourgault

    I guess I’d have a problem with things like this as I would never recognize (mainly because I don’t watch) 95% of the actors on TV. Harrison Ford, Bono or someone like that…sure. But then, chances that they would be strolling down NYC with a coffee in hand without a hoard of people around them is kinda slim.

  • Jason Wright

    I hope the Happy couple don’t mind the whole world peeking at their photo :)

    That said, even without him it looks like a pretty good image, credit to the photographer in question. Should be a wedding album they will never forget!

    Seems both the stars on earth and in the sky are conspiring to get in on the pictures these days, I wonder what the next ‘surprise’ lucky moment will be?

  • DreadPirateZed

    They’re posed for a photoshoot, kissing in a crosswalk on 42nd Street with Times Square in the background. Permit me to doubt that they’re extremely private people.

  • Captain Obvious

    THE GUY FROM SCRUBS!!!!! Come on, man. (also I understood you weren’t actually asking what his last name was..)

  • Rabi Abonour

    Ha, you don’t recognize the name of an actor. That’s so edgy! Can you teach us rubes to be as cool as you?

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  • bob cooley

    A lot of the folks replying to this need to turn their sarcasm radar back on…

  • MichaƂ Jaszewski

    Nobody really cares if there’s a celeb walking down the street in NYC. lol

  • wylun

    to be honest, I loved the show, but if no one told me it was him, i dont think i would of realized that was him in the pic lol

  • Zachary Larsen

    He is probably best known as the host of a popular video series called Girls with Low Self Esteem

  • 9inchnail

    Being seen by the 3 dozen people walking past you is one thing, being seen by millions of people and have your photo FOREVER on the internet is something else.

  • Ian

    There are only three dozen people at that crosswalk at 3 a.m.

  • Cinekpol

    And what’s that?

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  • Eugene Chok

    his film ‘garden state’ is totally under rated

  • Jason Wright

    It was clearly a comment said in humour. That said, there is a difference between being seen in public by the people there and having your wedding photo become viral on the internet.

  • QuahogStewie

    Didn’t you read the article? It gives his full name and what he does. A couple of minutes with Google and… oh wait. You really don’t want to know. You just want to impress us with how cool you are. Consider me impressed.

  • 0w8l2m0II

    I think the story everyone is missing here is the groom’s tux. is he from the future?