Photographer Spends Half a Day Taking Stunning Engagement Pictures — of Wrong Couple

A photographer in Arkansas spent half a day capturing majestic engagement pictures of a couple at Whitaker Point (Hawksbill Crag), widely considered the state's most picturesque spot, only to find out he had the wrong couple.

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According to a Facebook post by JP Photography, Jacob Peters had been contacted by a Wisconsin man who wanted him to capture the moment -- and moments after -- he proposed to his girlfriend at sunrise on the iconic point on Saturday.
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The man wanted to keep the photo shoot secret and surprise the girlfriend with the photos at some later time, Peters said.
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So Peters woke up at 2:30 a.m. the day of the shoot and headed to Whitaker's Point. He got there around 4:45 a.m. and began the trek to the overlook.
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He hiked for 45 minutes, didn't see the predetermined meeting point, roamed around for 10 minutes and ran into some "college-age kids" who he said had been there before and pointed him in the right direction.
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Peters got to the right spot around 6 a.m., set up his gear and waited for the couple to arrive. Seventeen minutes later, a young couple shows up.
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"It's them. I'm sure of it. A little late but not too late," Peters wrote in the Facebook post.
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The couple went up onto the point and, after a few minutes, Peters says the man pulled out a ring and knelt to the ground behind the woman.
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"She turns around and starts crying and hugs him and it's obvious she said yes and all went well," Peters said.
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Peters hung around for another 10 or 15 minutes taking some aftermath photos; then the couple sat down to watch the sunrise and he left for the hour-long hike (with 30 pounds of camera gear) back to his car.
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Peters got home around 9 a.m., he said, and, since he didn't have cell service on Whitaker Point, sent the man a text saying congratulations and letting him know the photos came out well. Then, exhausted, Peters took a nap. He woke up to a text from a very confused man in Wisconsin.
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The Wisconsin man who originally asked Peters to take the photos replied that neither he nor his girlfriend ever saw the photographer and asked if Peters was sure he had the right couple.
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Oops. "So basically I spent 6 and half hours, 40$ in gas and food, 450 photos, and took the wrong couples photos," Peters said.
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He issued a Facebook plea for help finding the mystery couple whose engagement he had inadvertently captured. Earlier this week, Peters updated his Facebook post, saying the mystery couple had been found and the pictures were sent to them. They are from Dallas, Texas.
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"Thank you to everyone who shared," Peters wrote in the updated post. "The internet never fails to amaze me."
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As for the Wisconsin man and his girlfriend, we hope she said yes, too.
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