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:
The viral tweet is getting picked up by local and national news media across the country, but as of this morning, the couple still had not been identified.
"I already had my settings ready to do a quick walk out and walk back," Dippel said. "But as I was waiting for him to walk out there, the couple walked out. Next thing you know, he's on one knee and I snapped about three shots before it was all over."
Dippel quickly ran over to the area to try to find the couple, but when he arrived, they weren't among the crowd of people with whom he spoke at the popular tourist spot.
"I asked about 20 to 25 people, and no one came forward, unfortunately," Dippel said. "There must have been three or four bride and groom couples shoots at the time at Taft Point, with at least 10 photographers around, so I wouldn't be surprised if someone else has a photo of the couple, just not from the perspective I was at."
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