I can't tell you how many times I read of photographers catching a surprise engagement just because they were at the right place at the right time! Things like that never ever ever happened to me!
Until it did!
While I was at the Blithewold Mansion assisting a photographer with another another wedding, I happened to be THAT photographer who was there at the right time and place. I was walking through the Rose Gardens when I heard a squeal of pure joy and I looked up to see a couple embrace. The young lady was flush and breathless with the widest smile on her face while the man beside her was also smiling, in a relieved sort of way - as if he just passed a really huge test.
There it was - a surprise engagement and I was there! with my camera. I should have dropped everything that very second and run to play the lottery because when next would my luck be this good?!
Here's Alan and Jasmine - after he asked, and she said "Yes!"