Photographer captures wrong couple's marriage proposal

Jacob Peters arrived at Whitaker's Point before spotting a couple getting engaged


A professional photographer made the mother of all mistakes after he was hired to capture a marriage proposal at a popular tourist attraction at sunrise - photographing the wrong couple's engagement.

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Jacob Peters went to great lengths to shoot a client's proposal after an aspiring husband contacted the owner of JP Photography to shoot his upcoming proposal at Whitaker's Point, a popular crag in the Arkansas Ozark Forest.

The trek took an hour and a half while he lugged a 13kg of camera equipment in the morning dusk.

According to a Facebook post on JP Photography, about 20 minutes after the scheduled proposal time of 6am, a couple arrived.

"It's them," he wrote. "I'm sure of it. A little late but still not too late. They go up onto hawksbill crag. Hang out for a few minutes and then it happens. He pulls out a ring, kneels down behind her. 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.

"After another 1 hour hike with 30 pounds of camera gear, I finally get back to my car and head home. Got home around 9am and since I finally had service I send the guy a text saying congratulations, the photos are beautiful."

He continued: "I'm glad it all worked out and then I take a nap since I was very exhausted. I wake up to a text saying 'I'm confused, we never saw you and we got there a little late, are you sure it was us? I was in a blue plaid shirt...'"

Peters posted the story on Facebook so that the mystery couple could be identified.

Newly-engaged David Le got in touch after another photographer got in touch with him.

He wrote: "I can't believe what I'm seeing! My fiancée is going nuts seeing this. She even got goose bumps over this."

Peters didn't charge Mr Le or his fiancée Jenny Pham for the shots.

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