If you’re ever photographing a group of people on a dock or pier, be sure the structure can support the full weight of your subjects. The video above shows what happened to newlyweds Frank and Tricia Fearon and their 29-member wedding party a couple of weekends ago after they decided to pose on a dock for a photo.
Luckily, the mood at the wedding wasn’t dampened by the photo shoot fail; Tricia tells Yahoo that the rest of the wedding went quite smoothly:
This was not a ruined wedding. A million people came up to us and said this was the best wedding they’d ever been to. It was a blast. We had a lot of fun.
Weak docks fail on wedding parties during photo shoots a lot more often than you might think. A quick search on YouTube brings up a number of other videos in which the same thing occurred:
Protip: Always be aware of surroundings, both for your subjects/clients and for yourself.