Today, during a photoshoot in Canada a bride slipped in less than 1 foot of water. The Photographer attempted to pull her out but the dress became too heavy. The bride was swept down stream and then pulled under the water. The bride's body was found a few hours later on the bottom of the river. This will come as a complete shock to most wedding photographers because shooting near or even in water is a very common theme these days.
The photoshoot was taking place near a waterfall and many, including the police, assumed that she fell from the top of the mountain but this is not the case. The photoshoot was taking place at the foot of the waterfall and she fell in less than 1 foot of water. Someone at the scene pointed out "There's not a very strong current there, and not much water. Her dress became full of water. It became too heavy."
I think we can all agree that this tragedy was not anyone's fault and could have happened to any of us. We all need to remember to be extremely careful when shooting around water, especially during trash the dress sessions. Our hearts go out to the bride's family, husband, and the photographers who did all they could. via DailyMail