Woman accidentally catches proposal on camera in viral photo

Woman Accidentally Captures Proposal in Viral Photo

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KDVR) - Joy Son of Minneapolis thought she was just taking a picture of the Christmas decorations in St. Paul. Little did she know, she had captured the most important day of one couple's life.

Son said that she didn't bother looking below the treetops until someone nearby whispered that there was a proposal going on.

"I tried to zoom in to snap a picture, but by then it was too late and I ended up taking a picture of them after they stood up," she said. "I was pretty bummed that I didn't get a picture of them and got over it until I was scrolling through my camera roll at a restaurant we went to afterwards and found a picture of them!"

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Woman accidentally catches proposal on camera in viral photo
I was so busy trying to take a photo of the tree lights, I didn’t see that I actually captured a proposal! I’d love the chance to share this with the couple and would appreciate any help! This was at Rice Park in St. Paul on 12/18/14 around 10:00pm.
Photo Credit: KDVR
Photo Credit: ​KDVR
Photo Credit: ​KDVR
Photo Credit: ​KDVR
Photo Credit: ​KDVR

The image went viral Friday after she posted it on Instagram. And once again, the internet was successful in finding the couple.

A friend of the newly engaged woman saw the photo in the Star Tribune newspaper and passed it along.

Stephanie Yarian, 22, is from Colorado but attends the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, where she met her fiancé Luke.

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