Photographer searching for couple in proposal photo

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids photographer is challenging the internet to find a newly-engaged couple.

Matthew Dippel captured their proposal at Yosemite National Park, but has no idea who they are. Dippel was on a road trip out west with a friend when he captured the picture that’s bigger than 1,000 words and it’s all about love.

“It was truly an incredible place honestly,” said Dippel.

The picture was taken at Taft Point at Yosemite National Park, a place popular with photographers, brides and lovers.

Dippel, who works as a freelance photographer, and his buddy Josh were on a road trip out west and an awesome five-mile hike.

“We kinda planned it out so we would hit sunset at Taft Point,” said Dippel.

What happened next would set Dippel on another journey: a mission to find the people in the picture because he captured what is most likely one of the best day of their lives.

“I looked at my camera right after to make sure that I actually got it and I was wowed. That’s an incredible shot,” said Dippel.

It’s an incredible shot he wanted to share with the newly engaged couple.

“I walked over there to go try to figure out who the couple was. I asked maybe 20-25 people and nobody knew who they were,” said Dippel.

The couple was gone but Dippel hasn’t given up. He’s using the power of social media to search on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“Honestly I’d like to give them just a big print of the photo because it’s such an incredible moment,” he said.

There are only a few clues to go on: engaged Oct. 6 at Taft Point at Yosemite National Park in California.

It’s possible this couple thought they were alone. Slowly but surely, their special moment is being shared across the world.

“It’s a very cherished moment that hopefully they can see this photo and be able to relive that moment on that cliff,” Dippel said.

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