Twitter Is Trying to Track Down the Couple in This Viral Engagement Photo

Last year, photographer Matthew Dippel snapped a stunning photo of a proposal at Yosemite National Park. The best part? Dippel wasn't hired by the couple; in fact, he had no idea who they were, and relied on social media to identify them. Amazingly, another person has found herself in a strikingly similar situation—and, like Dippel, has turned to Twitter for help.

In a now-viral post, 21-year-old Faith Taylor shared a photograph taken with her iPhone while in Yosemite. Set against the park's picturesque landscape, it shows a man and a woman standing on a rock and staring into each other's eyes. When Taylor noticed that the couple was also illuminated by a perfectly placed ray of sun, she knew she had snapped something special.

“At Yosemite,” Taylor tweeted, “a couple was getting engagement photos taken and when I went to take a pic of their glory, a beam of LIGHT shown on them. I. Am. Emotional. Someone find them.”

Taylor later commented on the post to clarify that the photo is from May 14, and that, at the time, she was hesitant to approach the couple during their professional shoot. Now, however, she hopes to track them down with her tweet, which has since been shared over 18,000 times—giving us hope that Taylor will find the happy ending she's searching for.

“I want to find them just to give them the picture,” she says. “I didn’t think it would blow up like this. I just know if someone ever took a picture of me like that, I would want it.”


Want to help find the couple in this viral engagement photo? Join the Twitter search!


h/t: [Cosmopolitan]

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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