I feel like I had been waiting for months to shoot this old lighthouse at sunset. Even with the sun shining, it was one of the coldest shoots I had done, as the wind was ripping off the ocean. Just as I got my tripod set up for dusk, a man approached me and asked if I could take a picture of him and his girlfriend. Not wanting to miss the perfect sunset, I was tempted to say no, but figured I’d snap a quick shot or two and get back to my camera in 2 minutes. Just as I was counting down from 3, I heard the man ask if his his girlfriend could take her hand out of her pocket so the ring was visible. I quickly learned this was not his girlfriend, but rather his fiancé of 15 minutes, that he had brought back here to propose to, a year after their first date in this exact spot. The couple was kind enough to let me capture their joy with my camera, with the lighthouse providing the perfect, meaningful setting. Taking their picture on a day they will remember forever is more enjoyable than any sunset picture from that night. Thankful a stranger asked me to take a picture and grateful some voice in my head told me to say yes.