CALEDONIA, Mich. — Their wedding proposal was captured in a stunning photograph — and they had no idea.
Matthew Dippel, a Michigan photographer, snapped a special moment completely by accident. He was shooting at Yosemite National Park when he photographed a proposal in progress, prompting him to search for the subjects of his incredible shot.
At long last, the newly engaged couple has been found.
Charlie Vo and fiancee Melissa currently live in Los Angeles, WXMI reports. Charlie works as an engineering consultant and his fiancee is in asset management.
According to the report, the couple was out at Yosemite for a second proposal. Charlies says he had actually proposed to Melissa earlier in the year with their family present but wanted to do something more personal this time around.
Charlie told WXMI he found the photo on a local news website.
“I stumbled across our picture being posted and I was like ‘holy crap that’s us, I read the caption and then I tracked down Matt and I reached out to him. But we were totally unaware of this entire thing. It was so shocking,” said Charlie.
Dipple found out from the couple that the photograph shows their “second proposal, the more special and official one in Charlie’s words,” Dippel wrote in a Saturday Facebook and Twitter post.
Dippel, a Michigan photographer, snapped a special moment completely by accident. He was shooting at Yosemite National Park when he photographed a proposal in progress, prompting him to search for the subjects of his incredible shot.
He says he was shooting the beautiful landscape at the park, only to notice two people in his shot, one on bended knee. When he looked for the couple they were gone.
“Honestly I couldn’t believe what was happening,” says Dippel of the incident.
Dippel accidentally captured the proposal, saying it was a raw moment that he had to get.
“I didn’t have a lot of time to act and I already had my settings ready to go and I just pointed my camera at them and snapped away,” Dippel says.
Dippel says he rushed to find the couple, asking several people at the park that day if they knew the man and woman in the photo.
With no luck, he took his inquiry to the internet.
"I posted it in hopes to find them on everything and now on Twitter, it's gone viral in almost a day now," says Dippel.