Emotional wedding photo is giving the internet the feels

A photo of a bride crying during a wedding photoshoot recently went viral, for all the right reasons.  

On Apr 30, photographer James Day was taking wedding pictures for a couple named Adrian and Roslyn in Australia. He was setting them up for some posed sunset photos when he was struck with an idea.

In a post published on the James Day Photography Facebook page, which has since been shared more than 50,000 times, he said:

"I was setting up those grand sunset scenes... you know the ones... the little people in a big scene... I love those kinda shots... but tonight that just didn't seem enough.

"Just as the light became amazing I scrapped everything I knew and I walked up to them and said, "guys, stop posing. Just enjoy your first sunset together as husband and wife.

"They then held each other in the most beautiful way... It was so much more beautiful than anything I could ever set up.

"Then I said to Adrian, "I have a question for you, but I want you to tell the answer to Roslyn and not me." I continued, "Out of the billions of people on the planet, you've chosen to spend the rest of your life with Roslyn. Can you tell her why?"

"In a matter of moments I could start seeing Roslyn's eyes glisten, then the most beautiful tears streamed down her face. Then I found myself crying."

“It wasn’t for me to hear,” Day told HuffingtonPost. “I had him whisper it in her ear because it’s for her ears only.

"I like that they were able to share that moment privately -- well, until it went viral on the internet.”