New York City Elopement With Celebrity Cameo or “How to Get Photobombed by Zach Braff”


All images and text by Sascha Reinking. Used with permission.

The other day I photographed the sweetest couple from Germany. Verena and Michael already got married back home but they wanted their wedding photos taken during a vacation here in New York. So I took them on a tour around the city and we had a lot of fun shooting all over the place. Like most of my couples they asked me for one of my ‘famous’ street shots and so I put them right on 42nd street with Times Square in the background. Little did we know that we were about to get photobombed by no other than Zach Braff. The funny thing about this was that I didn’t even notice it until I started to edit the images earlier tonight! I scanned through the set and his face looked familiar. “Is that Zach Braff?” To find out I posted the photo on some of my Photographer Facebook Groups and the verdict was pretty clear. It definitely looked like Zach Braff had photobombed our session. But to be 100% sure I put the shot on my FACEBOOK PAGE and tweeted the image to Mr. Braff saying: “Sir, I think you photobombed my newlywed couple the other day in New York. 🙂 Well played…”

I had no idea what would happen next and, to be honest, is still happening 3 hours later. Suddenly my phone started buzzing non-stop. When I checked my phone hundreds of retweets showed up. I checked Twitter and saw that ZACH BRAFF HIMSELF had tweeted the image to his 1.3 Million followers!! From that moment this photo went viral. 3 hours after I posted the shot it has been retweeted almost 4,000 times and shared a couple hundred times on Facebook. Next BUZZFEED picked it up and it got shared from there as well. And last but not least, even my beloved FSTOPPERS picked it up. Today I felt the love…

So…I will see where we are in the morning but that was quite an eventful evening. Who knew that this shot would get around so much. Well…here it is. Verena, Michael and Mr. Zach Braff, photobombing the shoot. 🙂 Enjoy…

This post was originally published at Sascha’s blog. Be sure to also check out her Facebook page.