4 times animals masterfully photobombed proposals and engagement photos

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Say “cheese.”
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Courtesy of Hayley Kelble
  • The Saugatuck Buck in Michigan is a notorious photobombing deer who has now crashed two engagement shoots.
  • A baby hippo photobombed a couple who got engaged at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • One couple’s hyperactive puppy kept bounding into their engagement photos.
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Proposal and engagement photos are already beautiful snapshots of people in love. But adding mischievous animals into the mix makes them even more adorable.

Here are four couples whose romantic moments were photobombed by animals.


Joyce Sabino Greffe and Alfredo Garcia da Silva wanted to include their dog, Thor, in their engagement photos.

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Joyce Sabino Greffe and Alfredo Garcia da Silva with Thor.
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Courtesy of Nícolas Carrelo Fotografia

They promised he would be on his best behavior. But Thor, a rambunctious 9-month-old puppy, had other ideas.


Their beloved pup got a little overexcited in front of the camera.

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What a ham.
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Courtesy of Nícolas Carrelo Fotografia

When their photographer, Nícolas Carrelo, shared some hilarious outtakes from their engagement photoshoot on Facebook, they went viral with over 115,000 shares and 64,000 comments begging for more photos.

“It was a hilarious photo session with this hyperactive dog,” Carrelo told Insider. “Yes, it was challenging. But it all worked out.”

Read more: A couple’s dog expertly photobombed their engagement photos and the hilarious outtakes are going viral


Colbie Wakeley and Jake Lee’s beachside proposal at Saugatuck Dunes State Park was photobombed by a local deer.

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Colbie Wakeley and Jake Lee’s romantic proposal was photobombed by a deer.
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Courtesy of Annabelle Christine Photography

The deer is something of a local celebrity known as the friendly “Saugatuck Buck.” The Michigan Department of Natural Resources instructed people not to approach or feed the animal after it was filmed cozying up to beachgoers in July.


The Saugatuck Buck seemed to relish the camera’s attention.

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The Saugatuck Buck with the couple.
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Courtesy of Annabelle Christine Photography

“He just kind of chilled and took his time getting photographed, honestly,” Annabelle Christina Clark, the couple’s photographer, said. “He even hung around for the Champagne toast!”

Read more: A deer photobombed a couple’s proposal in a magical moment straight out of a Disney movie


The Saugatuck Buck made an encore appearance a few weeks later at Austin Swiercz and Dori Anne’s engagement photoshoot.

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Austin Swiercz and Dori Anne with an unexpected guest.
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Courtesy of Eldina Kovacevic, Owner of Inna Kova Photography

Austin Swiercz and Dori Anne were also taking engagement photos in Saugatuck Dunes State Park in Michigan when the infamous deer photobombed their session.

“As I was shooting away, I noticed the deer slowly getting closer and closer to Dori and Austin, where at this point it was right behind them, so I said to them, ‘You guys, the deer is right behind you, stay calm and just focus on one another,'” photographer Eldina Kovacevic told Insider. “The deer was directly behind them and started to sniff Austin’s shoulder. He was so close that they felt his breath over his shoulder.”


They seized the opportunity to stage romantic snapshots featuring the deer as a prop.

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The Saugatuck Buck in the foreground.
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Courtesy of Eldina Kovacevic, Owner of Inna Kova Photography

The photos were shared over 56,000 times on Facebook.

“Eldina was able to capture this PERFECTLY and get so creative with it!” the bride-to-be wrote on Facebook. “We’re so lucky!”

Read more: A Michigan deer infamous for sneaky photobombs crashed a couple’s engagement photoshoot – again


Nick Kelble proposed to Hayley Kelble (née Roll) at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio as Fiona the Hippo looked on.

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Nick and Hayley Kelble with Fiona the Hippo.
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Courtesy of Hayley Kelble

Hayley turned around to give her phone to another visitor to take a photo of them standing with Fiona. When she turned around, Nick was on one knee.


The baby hippo was a memorable part of their special day.

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The newly-engaged couple with Fiona.
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Courtesy of Hayley Kelble

Hayley posted a series of photos of the event on her Instagram page, with the caption: “We’re so happy Fiona could be there on our special day,” adding: “Here’s to many more years of going to zoos with you.”

Read more: A couple’s engagement photo was photobombed by a baby hippo – and the pictures are incredible