A world wide search has been launched by a US freelance photographer, Mathew Dippel, for the mystery couple he took photos of at national park in Yosemite during a road trip with his friend, Josh.
Mathew Dippel, who is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was travelling with his Josh as the pair decided to make their journey more adventurous and converted it to a road trip to Los Angeles. Dippel and Josh decided to stop at the national park, which is famously known for its waterfall and dramatic cliff faces, so that they could take some photographs from Taft Point at sunset.
According to IndependentUk, Dippel set up his camera alongside other photographers and tourists, as he wait for Josh to take his turn at the drop ledge a couple made their way to the edge wearing a suit and floor length dress.
The 24 year old photographer watched in awe as this couple shared an intimate moment and before he left he captured their picturesque proposal.
After taking the photos of his friend, Josh, who was certainly enjoying himself at the drop ledge, Dippel rushed around to Taft Point to look for the mystery couple he just photographed but was unable to find them with so many people waiting in the area.
Mathew Dippel was not ready to give up his search, he decided to share the picture of the mystery couple on his Twitter page alongside a caption:
“Twitter help, idk who these two are but I hope this finds them. I took this at Taft Point at Yosemite National Park, on October 6th, 2018.”
Twitter help, idk who these two are but I hope this finds them. I took this at Taft Point at Yosemite National Park, on October 6th, 2018. pic.twitter.com/Rdzy0QqFbY
— Matthew Dippel (@DippelMatt) October 17, 2018
The mystery photo has since gone viral on Twitter with more than 300k shares and almost 150k comments. Though some believe the photograph is fake and the photographer is looking for cheap fame, others have mixed feelings about the mystery couple’s formal attire.
“She got up there with a dress on?” someone commented. Another added: “They hiked all the way up there in formal wear?”
However. an hashtag with #taftpoint on Instagram proves that it is a popular spot for both proposals and weddings, this further proves that the photograph is not fake.
The freelance photographer is not relenting in his world-wide search for the mystery couple in the photograph and his is very hopeful that he will soon be able to share the special moment with them despite the fact that he is yet to find the couple.
“I still have hope, because it continues to gain attention and hopefully it’ll find them. I’m honestly surprised it hasn’t already.” he told the BBC
One commenter shared a similar photo replying to Dippel’s Tweet:
I’m not sure if that’s them unfortunately, it appears the dude in my photo is more casual and has a hat on, and she doesn’t have on as flowy of a dress on. I could be completely wrong but look pic.twitter.com/6iiXaUrXDo
— Matthew Dippel (@DippelMatt) October 18, 2018