For a photographer there's no more satisfying moment than when those stars align as the shutter clicks and you end up with a truly amazing shot.
These are 30 of those moments.
Photographer Ricki Beason puts out an annual "Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs" calendar that features some of Texas' finest men and adoptable pups. It's pretty easy to see why the calendar is so popular.
"Sweet Charlie is this bride's beloved dog. He has a brain tumor and is on his last few days on this planet. He used up all of his energy before the wedding and didn't have the strength to make it back up the aisle - so the maid of honor scooped him up and carried him. She's 5'3". He's 80 pounds. There isn't enough mascara in the world for these moments." -JenDz
Mike Karas saw the perfect sunset with two newlyweds in frame and captured it with his zoom lens, despite being several hundred yards away and definitely not the official wedding photographer.
"I was with some other hikers and saw them pop out on that ledge just as the sun was setting. It was surreal."
Great work Mike!