Almost as soon as Niska published the pictures online, they went viral. So far, the photo gallery has more than 21,000 likes and 15,000 shares. “So this is probably the best wedding photo of all time!” wrote one commenter. “Just throw the camera away now it will be hard to ever top these photos. Unreal,” wrote another.
Photography By Collen Niska/PhotographyA local Canadian news stationconfirms that two tornadoes touched down near the town of Outlook, Saskatchewan, about an hour away from where the couple got married. The bride and groom report that because of the wind, a tent blew over, but otherwise the reception was a success and no one was injured.
And some felt that the tornado in the background – which Niska says was a complete coincidence – might have deeper symbolism. “I love how they are so into each other no matter what storm life brings. Very meaningful…” one commenter wrote, while others drew metaphors like “weathering the storm.” And for Niska, the artistic achievement has also hadprofessional payoff. She has 7,000 new Facebook fans in the past week alone. Still, there’s one potential downside to her newfound celebrity: several commenters on Facebook have already started requesting that she get tornadoes in their pictures, too. Thank goodness for Photoshop.