Photographer stumbles across couple getting engaged & captures the shot of a lifetime

(Image credit: Lui Gazzard)

We all know that being a photographer is all about being in the right place at the right time – and photographer Lui Gazzard knows this better than most. Lui was walking along the cliffs at Tintagel, Cornwall when he saw a couple getting engaged on the cliff edge.

Luckily, Lui had his camera with him and was able to capture a few snaps of the occasion. Lui then filmed a TikTok video detailing his adventure for his viewers, "I think this couple literally just got engaged in Tintagel overlooking the sea… I whipped the camera out and photographed it really quickly. [It was] literally perfect timing, I'd just come round the corner and I see a guy down on one knee, so I snapped a couple of photos."


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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.