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Photographer Finds Couple Captured in Yosemite Proposal Photo

The jaw-dropping image of a man on bended knee as a woman extends her arm on Taft Point quickly went viral after the photographer posted it on social media seeking the couple's identity

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    Photographer Finds Couple Captured in Yosemite Proposal Photo
    Matthew Dippel

    Thanks to the collective power of the internet, a Michigan photographer has found the mystery couple captured in a stunning image of a proposal at Yosemite National Park.

    Matthew Dippel snapped the photo on Oct. 6 while hiking with a friend in the national park in California, he told WOOD-TV. The jaw-dropping image of a man on bended knee as a woman extends her arm on Taft Point quickly went viral after the photographer posted it on social media seeking the couple's identity.

    Dippel wrote on Saturday that he tracked them down. He has identified them as Charlie Vo and his fiancée, Melissa. The couple live in Alhambra, California.

    Vo told the photographer he captured "the second proposal, the more special and official one." The husband-to-be told WOOD-TV the couple originally got engaged in Utah in Feburary, surrounded by friends and family. 

    "Huge congratulations to you two. I wish I was able to meet you in person and hug you. I’m glad I finally found you to share this special moment with you, thanks for being so awesome, maybe one day we will finally meet in person!" Dippel wrote.

    Vo thanked Dippel in an Instagram post for not only capturing the special moment, but for taking the time to track them down. The husband-to-be also expressed gratitude for the "inter-webs for spreading the word." 

    The popular overlook is the same one where two people were killed last week in a fall.

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