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Twitter seeks mystery couple in breathtaking engagement pic

Caroline Floyd

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11:45 AM - Twitter boasts more than 330 million users, but professional photographer Matthew Dippel is trying to find just two -- the mysterious couple he captured from afar earlier this month, in one of the most memorable moments of their lives.

Dippel was visiting Yosemite National Park in California on October 6th with a friend, hoping to take some shots at beautiful Taft Point. They weren't the only ones with the idea, however. While Dippel was waiting for his friend to appear on the outcropping, another couple appeared instead, and the quick-thinking photographer managed to capture the pair in what turned out to be a spectacular engagement picture.

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"Before [Dippel's friend] walked out onto the ledge the couple did first and then next thing I knew he was on one knee," the photographer told Mashable. "I had my settings all ready to go, due to waiting for Josh, so I just snapped away and managed to get a beautiful photo."

After capturing both the stunning shot of the couple and the planned snaps of his friend, Dippel told Mashable he went to try to find the couple in question, but couldn't locate them. "There were maybe 12 other photographers there," he said, "along with three or four brides and grooms taking photos at the point."

Earlier this week, Dippel turned to the Twitterverse for help, hoping someone would recognize the would-be bride and groom in question.

Sadly, as of Sunday afternoon, the mystery raged on. Via Twitter updates, Dippel said several people had reached out, but thus far the correct couple had yet to be found. As of Saturday afternoon, the original image had more than 130,000 retweets, and 280,000 likes.

Hopefully it's only a matter of time before the lucky future bride and groom get to add this once-in-a-lifetime shot to their wedding album.

Top image courtesy Matthew Dippel/@DippelMatt


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