Photog Captures Random Proposal After Mistaking ‘Em For His Actual Clients

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.

Shortly after the agreed time, Peters spotted a couple at the Hawksbill Crag. Old mate promptly popped the Q, at which point “she turns around and starts crying and hugs him and it’s obvious she said yes and all went well.

“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.”
When Peters finally regained mobile phone reception several hours later, he contacted the new fiancé, only to be told “I’m confused, we never saw you and we got there a little late, are you sure it was us?”

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.”

As for the other couple – as in, the two left without photos of their v. spesh moment – Peters has offered to conduct another shoot for them to make up for the mishap. Hopefully they rock up on time for the blessed re-do.