Adam Puckrin decided to pop the question to his girlfriend Bailey Carson at the Peterborough Zoo in Ontario on Saturday morning.
But because it was going to be a surprise, Puckrin and his photographer Chance Faulkner had to figure out a clever way keep things under wraps.
Faulkner decided he'd hide out in a trash can. "I'm a small lad and so it was a good fit," Faulkner told BuzzFeed News. "Not a lot of places to hide and the trash can made a perfect hiding spot."
Luckily for Puckrin, Faulkner was able to grab some amazing shots of the proposal stowed away in the zoo's trash can.
Even better, though, are the photos that capture the moment Carson realized her now-fiancé had gotten his very own paparazzo to hide in the garbage for them.
"Bailey was quite surprised as you can see in the photos," Faulkner said. "She couldn't stop laughing."
Puckrin and Carson are getting married next year. You can head over to Faulkner's website to check out more photos of the amazing surprise.
Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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