Think of lava, and you may think of that (regrettably) unforgettable scene on Mustafar between Anakin and Obi-Wan, or maybe even that time scientists threw a big bag of organic waste into a volcano to theorize about what would happen if a human fell into it (hint: not great things). But despite its raucous melting powers, there is a loveliness to lava, and one young couple and their photographer couldn't help but take advantage of it for some wedding pictures.
Prepare to have your hearts, and possibly some other things, melted.
According to the Huffington Post, the lava-adjacent wedding pictures (which you can see in their article; the image above is a video still) were taken near the Big Island's Kilauea volcano, and are the brainchild of photographer Jenna Lee, who told HuffPo that "she prides herself on unique, daring photoshoots." The newlyweds who volunteered to have their pictures taken on the volcano, Alex and Lauren, apparently share the same sense of adventure, as well as a distaste for shoes.
The absence of shoes is no small feat considering the fact that lava can run as hot as 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit, and that Alex and Lauren managed to come quite close to it. There's also apparently the possibility for acid vapor or steam clouds to develop when lava interacts with sea water, as well as an instability in the ground near lava flows.
But, as Shrek and Say Anything have taught us, we must brave anything for love—and the opportunity to stay off Tinder, even if Seth Rogen does help out with the swiping from time to time.
What do you think of these lava-licious wedding pics? Would you ever be brave enough to walk near lava for your significant other, and probably a boatload of internet points? Let us know in the comments section below!
Images: Makai Creative