Proposal clicks with photographer

ANNA PEARSON
Last updated 14:44 28/06/2011
A montage of photographs shows the proposal to Sarah Kate at the Crusaders v Sharks Super Rugby game at Trafalgar Park on Saturday night.
CAROLINE FOSTER

PUBLIC DECLARATION: A montage of photographs shows the proposal to Sarah Kate at the Crusaders v Sharks Super Rugby game at Trafalgar Park on Saturday night.

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A photography hobbyist from Nelson who was hoping to capture some fast-paced rugby action at Trafalgar Park last Saturday night walked away with an even more dramatic image.

A woman named "Sarah Kate" agreed to marry her partner "Glen" after "Will you marry me Sarah Kate?" flashed up on an electronic scoreboard in front of 11,500 spectators.

Waimea College teacher Caroline Foster was sitting a row behind the couple and captured Sarah Kate's reaction.

She said she saw the screen before noticing a "kerfuffle" a row ahead. She quickly snapped the emotional moment between Glen and his wife-to-be.

Tasman Rugby Union operations manager Mike Kerrisk said the couple were from Christchurch.

Glen had called ahead from Hanmer last Friday to arrange the proposal, he said.

Foster doesn't know the couple, but a photo montage she put together shows Sarah Kate with her face in her hands and a shot of her kissing Glen.

She plans to post the photo montage on the image-sharing website blipfoto.com. She said it was by far the most interesting and "the most human" shot she got at the game.

"She just looks so wonderful – she looks so embarrassed. At one stage we were not sure whether she had said yes ... but when she bent down to kiss him I thought [it looked] pretty hopeful."

Who are Sarah Kate and Glen? Email us at newstips@stuff.co.nz

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- The Nelson Mail

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