Freelance photographer Matt Dippel didn’t plan on shooting an engagement photo, but he took a magnificent one during a recent trip through Yosemite National Park. But the happy couple has no idea the picture exists.
Dippel was there to take a picture of his buddy, Josh, on Taft Point earlier this month. While waiting, he saw a couple walked out and the man dropped to one knee.
“It’s a super-popular place in Yosemite. Really popular for engagements, proposals, weddings,” Dippel said. “There were at least three or four different brides and grooms up there doing their post-wedding photos, so it’s definitely not an uncommon thing to see up there.”
There was hugging and the couple looked happy, so Dippel thinks the proposal went well.
He took a picture of the proposal and then he took the one he wanted of Josh, and then he went to give the couple the picture.
In the photo, it looks like they were really far away, but Dippel said it was only about a two-minute walk.
“I ran over to that point after I took the photo to try to figure out who they were and I asked maybe 20 or 25 people and no one came forward.”
Because there was a lot going on at Taft Point that day, Josh didn’t see them either. So the couple was never found.
When Dippel got home to Grand Rapids, Michigan, he posted the picture on Facebook and asked the internet to help find the happy couple.
“Alright Internet I need your help. Help me find these two,” he wrote. “This was taken at Taft Point, in Yosemite National Park on October 6th, 2018. I took this photo and would love for them to find it.”
The post has been shared more than 9,000 times and many are trying to help Dippel locate the couple.
“I’ve gotten a lot of people trying to help me find out who they are,” he said. “Honestly, the internet has done a lot of digging to try to find out who they are.”
“I’m probably just going to make them a really big print of it, so they can have it,” he said. “I just want to find them and deliver the photo to them because it’s a really cool photo and its a special moment for them.”
Dippel put his contact information in the post and hopes the couple will find him.
“Hopefully, it gets to them.”