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Newylweds have their wedding photoshoot crashed by two magpies 'working as a team'

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Published 11/10/2016 | 12:00

Philip and Sara Maria's wedding photoshoot was crashed by two magpies. Picture: Karen Parr via Facebook
Philip and Sara Maria's wedding photoshoot was crashed by two magpies. Picture: Karen Parr via Facebook

A newlywed couple got more than they bargained for during their wedding photoshoot.

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Philip and Sara Maria in New South Wales, Australia, had a picture perfect day - until it came to their first photo as husband and wife.

Photographer Karen Parr revealed two magpies were "working as a team" to pester the newlyweds and their bridal party.

Due to the fact that the couple had driven 30 minutes to the picturesque location, they decided to brave it and stay for the pictures with the groomsmen keeping watch and yelling a warning when another bird was on the loose.

"I think we probably got swooped about 20 times. It was quite scary at the time. We were cursing the birds," Parr said.

"She was an amazing bride. They just rolled with it."

"The groom in particular was quite chuffed with it - he made it his Facebook profile picture straight away," she said.

"He went for me a few times. I probably screamed a little bit loud," she added.

August to September is known as "swooping season" in Australia where magpies are known to attack people.

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