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Photographer who captured stunning Yosemite proposal finds the couple

After nearly two weeks of mystery, a photographer has finally tracked down the two strangers he witnessed getting engaged at Yosemite National Park. 

Matthew Dippel, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was on Taft Point at the California national park when he spotted the special moment and took a stunning snap. 

Dippel then took to Instagram and Twitter to try and locate the couple, but came up empty-handed for weeks. 

But luck finally struck this week when he received a message from a California man named Charlie Bear and his fiancee Melissa. 

Photographer Matthew Dippel has finally located the strangers whose stunning engagement he captured at Yosemite National Park earlier this month 

The mystery couple have been identified as Charlie Bear and his fiancee Melissa, who are both from California 

The mystery couple have been identified as Charlie Bear and his fiancee Melissa, who are both from California 

Dippel shared the happy news on his Facebook on Saturday and told the couple he was glad he was able to 'share this special moment with you' 

Dippel shared the happy news on his Facebook on Saturday and told the couple he was glad he was able to ‘share this special moment with you’ 

‘I FOUND THEM. Everyone meet, Charlie Bear and his fiancee Melissa the happy happy couple that was out on the point in my Taft Point Proposal,’ Dippel wrote on Facebook on Saturday. 

‘In short, I captured the second proposal, the more special and official one in Charlie’s words.’ 

‘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!’ 

The couple’s identities were finally revealed after Charlie spotted the photo on Instagram 

Charlie then reached out to Dippel, who was ecstatic that he finally found the mystery couple from his stunning photo 

Charlie then reached out to Dippel, who was ecstatic that he finally found the mystery couple from his stunning photo 

It’s a happy ending for Dippel, who was beginning to lose hope that he would ever find his mystery couple.

Dippel first took the photo on October 6, capturing the incredible moment Charlie got down on one knee and proposed to Melissa next to the cliff edge. 

The photograph was shared more than 90,000 times on Twitter as people all over the world tried to help find the pair.

Charlie told Dippel that he had actually captured the couple's second proposal, which he described as being 'the more special and official one' 

Charlie told Dippel that he had actually captured the couple’s second proposal, which he described as being ‘the more special and official one’ 

It's a happy ending for Dippel, who was starting to lose hope that he would ever find the couple

It’s a happy ending for Dippel, who was starting to lose hope that he would ever find the couple

Last week, Dippel wondered if the couple simply just didn’t want to be found.  

‘At this point I’m beginning to believe they have seen it and choose to remain unnamed,’ he tweeted on Thursday. 

‘I will continue searching for awhile, so don’t worry I’m not giving up, just not making it priority #1 anymore.’ 

Dippel first took the photo on October 6, capturing the incredible moment Charlie got down on one knee and proposed to Melissa next to the cliff edge

Dippel first took the photo on October 6, capturing the incredible moment Charlie got down on one knee and proposed to Melissa next to the cliff edge

The photograph was shared more than 90,000 times on Twitter as people all over the world tried to find the mystery couple 

The photograph was shared more than 90,000 times on Twitter as people all over the world tried to find the mystery couple 

Last week, Dippel wondered if the couple simply just didn't want to be found - but they simply just hadn't seen the photo yet 

Last week, Dippel wondered if the couple simply just didn’t want to be found – but they simply just hadn’t seen the photo yet 

But just days later Charlie stumbled across the photo on Instagram and reached out to Dippel.

The photographer said he chatted with the couple on the phone, and they told him they hadn’t hired a photographer for the special occasion. 

Charlie also revealed that while he first proposed to Melissa back in February, he decided to get down on one knee again due to personal reasons. 

Now, thanks to Dippel, the happy couple will be able to celebrate that moment forever with a breathtaking photo. 

Now, thanks to Dippel, the happy couple will be able to celebrate that moment forever with a breathtaking photo

Now, thanks to Dippel, the happy couple will be able to celebrate that moment forever with a breathtaking photo

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