Mon Apr 24 at 6:20am - She said, 'Yes!'

Early Saturday morning, May found herself standing at the top of Peters Hill, with Mark kneeling in front of her.

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Mark had known it was time to take the next step, and he'd wanted everything to be right. He'd begun by purchasing a round-cut diamond engagement ring, the largest he could afford. Next, he'd scheduled a surprise dinner on Saturday evening with his parents and May's parents. Then, that morning, he'd walked with her to the top of Peters Hill.

It was wet and blustery, and I was out of breath because I'd run to beat them there. I was sitting on a stone bench when Mark and May strolled up, hand in hand. I kept my back to them so that May wouldn't notice me or the camera that I kept hidden from view. Only one problem: Mark and I had agreed on a signal--he would whistle--but because of the wind I couldn't hear a thing. So I decided to risk an occasional turn of the head, watching from the corner of my eye. And I waited.

Five long minutes later, when they set down their drinks and Mark got down on one knee, I turned and pressed the shutter button.

Here are a few images after the proposal. I never once instructed them to smile.