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STOCKTON, New Jersey (PIX11)-

Outdoor weddings can be risky, but when the weather and insects cooperate they can be great  — and when a curious group of deer turn the wedding photos into a scene out of Snow White, they can be downright magical.

The stunning wedding photos were taken by photographer Ian Christmann at the Stockton, New Jersey wedding for Brooklyn couple Erick Fix and Lauren Ruff.

“During the dinner, we were surprised by a herd of deer that appeared at the edge of the woods,” Christmann said.  “The bride and groom graciously let me interrupt their meal to see if we could get a photo or two near the deer.  The deer were quite jittery as we approached so I didn’t expect that we would be able to get that close.”

The deer stayed long enough for Christmann to capture several surreal photos using the magical, living backdrop.

After he posted the images — which he says aren’t altered aside from some slight color/shadow correction — on Facebook, they immediately started getting likes.  Christmann’s brother decided to post them on Reddit with the title “My brother shot a wedding this weekend, they had some unexpected guests,” and the post was swiftly voted up.

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