Photo goes viral

This photograph taken by Thomas Felts, formerly of Winfield, has gone viral online. 

A photograph by a former Winfield resident has gone viral after being shared online, attracting attention from various news organizations.

Thomas Felts, a former Winfield resident and owner of Thomas Felts Photography in Emporia, was hired to photograph the wedding of Brenna Kleman and Brock Kendall on April 27 in Wichita.

According to an article in The Huffington Post, Kleman asked her grandmother to be the flower girl after getting the idea from a patient she was caring for as a registered nurse.

The photos went viral after Kleman’s cousin posted them in a Facebook group the weekend of July 6, according to the Post article. Felts said the photo has also appeared on Fox News and MSN, and he has also been contacted by international media outlets.

As of Friday afternoon the photo had received more than 83,000 likes from the Facebook group and more than 2,000 comments, Felts said, and he has received numerous messages about the photo.

Felts thinks people like the photo because it’s something a little bit different. The tagline for his business is “Capturing Timeless Moments,” Felts said, and this is one of them.

Felts said the attention he’s received from this photo will hopefully get his name out there a little more, but he really is “just ready to keep taking pictures.”

Felts is the son of Mike and Lynn Felts, of Winfield. He also does photo sessions in the local area, and maintains a website and Facebook page.

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