When photographer Molly Giangreco from Molly B. Photography was taking photos for Matt and Makayla Reilly’s June 2019 wedding in Omaha, Nebraska, she did not anticipate the photos — or a certain surprise guest in the photos — would take the internet by storm.
The couple got married during the College World Series, a busy week for the city, and when it was time for the groomsmen to take their obligatory series of photos, Giangreco told INSIDER they were already a bit riled up, and the streets were busy.
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“We had finished up everybody else’s photographs and only had the groomsmen left, so I pulled them outside quickly,” said Giangreco, who set up Omaha’s Hilton hotel as the backdrop of the photos.
“When I was taking pictures some people were walking behind me, around me,” she said, “and before I knew it, somebody on a scooter along with her husband just kind of rode right through.”
The groomsmen found the photobomb hilarious, and called out to the woman to ride through their photo again, which she did, then “scooted away into the distance,” said Giangreco.
A few weeks later, Giangreco, was going through the photos and decided to try to find “Scooter Girl,” as she and the groomsmen had called her, posting on the company’s Facebook page on July 4 to get her followers’ help:
The post, entitled “Help us find ‘Scooter Girl,'” said the following:
When your wedding is in downtown Omaha during the College World Series, you never really know what might happen. This woman, having the time of her life on a scooter, kept riding past us – posing for photos and we LOVE her for it! She wanted to see them so let’s see if we can find her by sharing. She took off before we could get her name/contact info …
The post and story went viral and “Scooter Girl” — her real name Kenyatta Jefferson — was found that very day.
“Thank y’all so much for letting me be apart of y’all wedding pics by crashing y’all pic’s,” wrote Jefferson on Giangreco’s post. “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity when I seen this … I was having a ball on that scooter.” Jefferson has since embraced her new moniker.
“Now that she’s ‘Scooter Girl,'” said Giangreco, having seen many of Jefferson’s subsequent Facebook posts, “she’s actually signing everything as ‘Scooter Girl.'”
Giangreco’s advice for wedding couples?
“We just want everybody — especially on the wedding day — to just roll with what happens and have fun with it!”