Nfld. & Labrador

RCMP Musical Ride wedding photo goes viral for Mount Pearl couple

A local couple got to take a once-in-a-lifetime photo on their wedding day recently, thanks to the RCMP.
Steve Howlett and bride Naomi pose in front of the RCMP officers and horses that were in Mount Pearl for the Musical Ride on Saturday. (Andrew Smith Photography)

A local couple got to take a once-in-a-lifetime photo on their wedding day recently, thanks to the RCMP.    

The RCMP Musical Ride, a volunteer effort where officers showcase the force's horses and equestrian skills, was in Mount Pearl on Saturday.

RCMP officer Steve Howlett and his bride Naomi took advantage of the visit by getting a wedding photo in front of 11 officers mounted on their horses.

Megan Smith, the couple's wedding photographer, said it was a bit hectic to organize, but in the end it couldn't have turned out any better.

"It's actually really exciting," she told CBC News.

"We knew we wanted something kind of dramatic. So when they set them up, I popped them in front of the horses and shot as quickly as I could because we literally only had about five minutes."

Photo great for both couple and photographer

The photo has since gone viral on social media, something Smith said is a big boost to the photo business that she runs with her husband.

"Working for yourself and as a photographer it's all word of mouth and getting yourself out there, so to get a picture of mine out there at this level is really exciting for me," she said.

"I'm so excited for my bride and groom, they deserve the attention — they were fantastic and are a wonderful couple."

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