Photographer Accidentally Captures Wrong Couple’s Engagement

Arkansas photographer Jacob Peters spent hours hiking through the woods to capture a couple's scenic sunrise engagement. And that’s exactly what he did -- but it wasn’t the right couple.

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Arkansas photographer Jacob Peters spent hours hiking through the woods to capture a couple's scenic sunrise engagement.
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And that’s exactly what he did -- but it wasn’t the right couple.
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Peters said a Wisconsin man contacted him asking him to take photos as the man proposed to his girlfriend at the iconic Hawksbill Crag, located in the Ozark National Forest.
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Peters agreed and on the day of the proposal headed into the forest to set up in a hidden location to capture the touching moment.
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After more than an hour of hiking, he finally made it to his location, set up his camera and waited for the couple to arrive.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Around 6:17am a young couple shows up," Peters wrote on Facebook. "It's them. I'm sure of it. A little late but still not too late. They go up onto hawksbill crag [sic]. Hang out for a few minutes and then it happens."
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Peters sits quietly, capturing the moment as it unfolds.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Then they sit down watch the sunrise and I figured my job's done, I'll pack up and hike out," Peters wrote. "After another 1 hour hike with 30 pounds of camera gear, I finally get back to my car and head home."
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Once he arrived home, Peters said he finally had cell phone service again and texted the newly engaged man saying, “congratulations, the photos are beautiful.”
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But not long after he received a text message back that read, “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…”
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“So basically I spent 6 and half hours, 40$ in gas and food, 450 photos, and took the wrong couples [sic] photos,” Peters wrote.
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He then posted the photos to Facebook hoping to find the pair he actually photographed.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"If anyone knows who this couple might be PLEASE tell them to reach out to me, I’ll gladly give them the photos," he wrote.
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The post garnered more than 1,200 likes and over 100 comments.
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Turns out, it was a young couple from Dallas. Peters reached out and gave them the photos he took of their engagement.
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“Thank you to everyone who shared,” he wrote. “The internet never fails to amaze me.”
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