Photographer Searches for Mystery Couple Captured in Amazing Yosemite Photo

Photographer Searches for Mystery Couple Captured in Amazing Yosemite Photo

An unknown couple shared a moment of joy when one of them dropped to one knee to propose atop Taft Point in Yosemite National Park on October 6. Photographer Matthew Dippel serendipitously captured the big moment in the gloaming, and now the search is on to find the mystery couple. 

Dippel, a Michigan-based photographer, has taken to Twitter for help in tracking down the presumably happily engaged couple. He tweeted the image on October 17, saying. The post has been retweeted 92,000 times and liked by more than 200,000 users:

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The couple might be happy to get a copy of the photo. On the other hand, they might be p*ssed off that he plastered it all over twitter. :-/

Ariel C's picture

i cant imagine a couple that would be pissed of about recieving this beautfull imagine, even if it was in twittter for the world. you cant even see their faces.

I doubt they would be. It's just a possibility. My point is, take the photo absolutely but try to find a less conspicuous way to find them.

What? Are you mad? Twitter is the absolute best way to find them. The couple will be completely stoked when they receive the photo and the excitement in which this search via Twitter has provided is nothing short of priceless! Lay off the negativity pills will you, Sam.

Again, it was just a possibility and not a prediction. I tend to look at every side of a situation, not just the rainbow colored unicorn ones. :-)

Michael Holst's picture

They might even be dead and their grieving survivors might not like the photographer amplifying all of the sad feelings the've been dealing with.

Tim Ericsson's picture

They could be Russian spies who don't want their cover blown!

Michael Holst's picture

Or ghosts! Cameras are supposed to be able to see ghosts.

Tim Ericsson's picture

Oooo spooky! Perfect for Halloween!

You know, I think you're on to something! :-)

You must be fun at parties....

Ask charltonchurchill on Instagram. He is the one who set the shot up.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpHmFFChBTN/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshi...

Dan Ostergren's picture

No he did not. Charleton Churchill has commented on his own instagram post saying that it was not this couple. Charleton Churchill also says that the couple he was photographing did not propose to each other.

people are naïve.. its smell fake "mystery couple". its probably all plan and a smart way for making buzz

Don’t let synicism ruin your life, Mr Blonde.

That’s my first thought.

Reminds me some other photographer who photographed “wrong couple” and then was searching for them an all photographic communities, and one couple which Instagram was mysteriously copied by othet couple down to location and props, and then it was discovered that they are friends and travelled together.

So, may be that’s just good SEO technique?

Maybe she said NO and they don’t want that picture =/

That's one of the possibilities I thought about.

Studio 403's picture

I am told they jumped off the cliff. All those nice clothes going to waste and mess on the bottom. Call the EPA. Or was that photo shopped? another way for getting attention.....just saying

There were three or four other bride and groom couples there? I don't love that.

Just saw this on CNN today. HOPEFULLY with all the exposure, Matthew will ind the couple!

Jim Bolen's picture

I'm a naturally skeptic person, so I would not be surprised at all if this was an elaborate marketing scheme. If so, damn good idea!

Brian Pernicone's picture

It’s possible, but highly unlikely. I’ve been a journalist in varying roles since 2001 and I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at being able to tell when someone is trying to pull one over on me. I think Dippel is on the level. Also, since he’s from Michigan, it seems unlikely that he traveled all that way to perpetrate a marketing hoax.

No matter, though, it’s a fantastic photograph he can be proud of.