A typical job for a wedding photographer from Rock Island turned into anything but, when Snoop Dogg got involved. The chance encounter’s now being shared the world over.
Chris Seibel has been taking photos for eight years now. Over the course of his time at Allusion Photography he’s shot many weddings.
“It was a Hindu wedding, beautiful wedding,” said Seibel.
However, his most recent gig tops them all. Over Labor Day weekend he shot a Hindu wedding in Chicago at the Hard Rock Hotel.
“Sitting by the window a couple big armor vehicles pulled up. They were BMW’s, you knew something was up. You knew a celebrity was coming in,” said Seibel.
That’s when Seibel says an unexpected guest arrived at the hotel.
“He was wearing a purple and gold jumpsuit, you knew it was him,” said Seibel.
While most wedding crashers tend to get a bad rap, this one was more than welcomed to join the party. The guest just so happened to be rapper Snoop Dogg.
“The groom’s mom she’s a huge fan, she just grew up with him. She’s like ‘I’ll do whatever it takes, you got to get him in on the wedding,’” said Seibel.
The couple stood next to Snoop to take a picture that would soon go viral.
“Snoop was laughing so much because my bride and groom wouldn’t get close to him. They were so nervous,” said Seibel.
Soon after, Snoop posted the picture to Instagram, receiving close to 30,000 likes.
“We took a couple shots and he’s like ‘hey dog’ and he reaches in his pocket, grabs his cell phone and he wanted me to take a couple shots with his own cell phone. That was quite an honor too,” said Seibel.
It was an unforgettable memory that the Mr. and Mrs. will have forever.