Bill Murray Crashes Couple’s Engagement Shoot in South Carolina


What started as a standard engagement shoot in downtown Charleston, SC turned into anything but for photographer Raheel Gauba of Fia Forever Photography.

Midway through what was turning out to be a beautiful shoot with soon-to-be-married couple Ashley Donald and Erik Rogers, the two lovebirds all of a sudden started staring past the camera as if they had seen a ghost. As it turns out they had seen a ghost… well, a Ghostbuster anyway.

When Gauba turned around to see what they were staring at, he saw none other than “[Bill] Murray standing there with his shirt pulled up and belly proudly on display which he is patting pretty loudly in an attempt to make the couple laugh.”

Needless to say I was stunned and I invited Mr. Murray to join the couple for a quick shot — He obliged and congratulated them and went on his way… leaving behind an extremely happy couple and this photo that will be forever remembered by this couple (and us!!!).

Gauba posted the shot to the Fia Forever Facebook page on Tuesday, and since then it’s gone viral as everyone from The Huffington Post to the NY Daily News picked it up to show off this fun moment of serendipity.

Image credits: Photograph by Raheel Gauba/Fia Forever Photography and used with permission

  • Anomouse

    He’s baked 24/7

  • Bruce

    That’s two “crashes” for Bill and one for Serena Williams in the past month. Why does the media call these “crashes” when they’re clearly just passerby opportunities and the celebs are actually *invited* to join the group, not crashing it.

  • DickCheney

    That’s the lamestream media for you, what with their “climate change” and their “marriage equality” and their “celebrity crashes.”

  • Natalia Wisniewska

    I’ve always said he’s a great guy! Love the pic!

  • Leonardo Abreu

    LOL!! 10/10

  • OtterMatt

    I want to be Bill Murray when I grow up. I don’t care that the job is already taken.

  • Mojo

    He’s such an awesome guy.

  • Mark Brown

    Haha, he’s so cool. But man, is he looking old these days!

  • pgb0517

    Maybe the photographer could have straightened the photo before it went viral. I think you can do that in Photoshop.

  • Bruce

    LOL – yeah “global warming” suddenly became “climate change” while we’ve suffered the coldest/longest winters in years.

  • Bruce

    And if these were really “crashes”, we’d be talking about what might happen if we turned the tables and we were the ones crashing the celeb’s shindig…

  • Adam Cross

    It would be hilarious if the couple didn’t know who he was after the photographer invited him over :’)

  • behindthecamera

    “No one’s ever going to believe you…”

  • Mark

    I think the trick is not to grow up :-)

  • Jigsaw

    It’s called “GLOBAL warming” for a reason. Due to complex interactions of weather systems the result can be colder LOCAL weather.

  • Maryelle St. Clare

    I find it kind of weird, actually. I guess he can get away with it because he’s famous and people are sheep.

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    hahaha :)

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  • Stewart Doyle

    Dude looks OLD. Jeeze.

    I mean, I know he *IS* old, but you don’t think of that when you just watched Ghostbusters the other night.

  • superduckz

    Perhaps THE quintessential Murray moment