First, the good news: an American couple has scored themselves a set of professionally-shot engagement photos, and they didn’t even pay a cent.
The bad news is the couple who actually paid for that service didn’t have a single snap taken.
Photographer Jacob Peters took to Facebook late last week to share his tale of accidentally shooting the wrong couple, and it’s a seriously wild and equally serendipitous ride.
Peters writes that he was asked by the first would-be knee-bender to shoot his dawn proposal at a rocky Arkansas overlook. When the big day arrived, Peters dutifully hiked up to the vantage point in complete darkness.
“I stick around for 10-15 minutes after, just taking photos. Then they sit down watch the sunrise and I figured my job’s done, I’ll pack up and hike out.”
Damn right, another couple had shown up at the exact same spot before the ‘actual’ photo subjects.
Fortunately, the couple he actually shot found out about the Facebook post, with old mate David Le writing “I can’t believe what I’m seeing! My fiancée is going nuts seeing this. She even got goose bumps over this.”
Someone even pointed out that Peters was in the background of a shot taken by Le’s fiancée, to which Peters wrote “that is 100% me trying to be inconspicuous.”