How Deer

unnamed Isn’t this a wild picture…no pun intended.

Look who crashed the wedding.

The photographer had to be stunned when he saw them looking straight into camera like fashion models . Turns out it was a big estate in New Jersey where wildlife runs free, but still…

all it needed was Walt Disney coming back from the dead to give the bride away.

My friend Camille said, “Look at them. They were hired Susannah…I know a professional when I see one.”

That made me laugh.

“They were not Camille. It was apparently lunchtime and they just happened to graze by.”

Nature is very unpredictable. When you’d think they’d run seeing people up close whether they’re used to seeing them or not. One deer maybe…two at the most…but that many just hanging around the way we do when we see something interesting is a fable come to life.

“Hey Thumper, look…somebody’s gettin hitched.”

“Let’s wait to see if she’ll throw the bouquet.”

Mother Nature was showing off…I don’t care what anyone says.

That’s the ceremony I want to have…where the four-legged show up to eat, drink and pose like we’re at Yellowstone shooting for Harper’s Bazaar.

Tell that to your wedding planner.

Photo Ian Christmann




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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10 Responses to How Deer

  1. The fact that they are ALL looking at the camera is a miracle! I bet the photographer had a harder time with the wedding party.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, this photo is mesmerizing. It just doesn’t seem real, yet is. I saw a dog join an outdoor wedding once. It strolled up to where the nuptials were taking place and peed on the flowers. Not the same.


  3. Elle Knowles says:

    It does look like a fairy tale. We see deer grazing along the roadsides all the time. Scary…just waiting for one to jump out in front of us one day. But that bear wandering in a backyard a couple of blocks away (in the city) is what I wouldn’t want to see at my ceremony!


  4. katecrimmins says:

    This is a whole lot better than 4 cats washing the hind regions for a photo!


  5. micklively says:

    I hate to sound cynical but maybe the deer get fed when there’s no wedding on? I’d expect them to be much more shy, if there was no WIIFM element.


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