A photographer isn't necessarily a requirement for your proposal, but if someone with a camera happens to be there for your big moment, well, who wouldn't want those pictures? Reddit user JTran1 seemed to be thinking the same thing when he happened upon on a waterside proposal in full view of the Brooklyn Bridge. He snapped a few pics of the romantic scene but left before getting the contact information from the newly engaged pair.
"Afterwards [sic], the friends and family were offering their congratulations so they were a bit preoccupied," JTran1 explained on Reddit. "I just felt being out of place being a stranger and all, so I just left. I didn't really realize how nice this picture came out until after I came home and started editing. And I just love photography and finding nice moments like this. I think there's value in that."
Apparently, the Internet does, too. JTran1 took to Reddit to find the couple in the photo, as one does in the 21st century. And he even painted a picture of the proposal for all of us romantics out there.
"I was walking through the park with my DSLR last weekend while it was snowing, and saw a bunch of people gathered," JTran1 wrote. "As I got closer to investigate, I saw that they had set up an aisle with candles on each side, with people lined out on both sides with roses. Obviously, I hung around since this was clearly about to be a proposal. About two minutes later, a friend brought her, and as she walked down the aisle, everyone gave her a single rose."
"I cant believe this! This is my engagement! I can't wait to show her this thank you reddit! To the photographer: can you send this in full resolution? Do you have any others?" he wrote.
After an exchange over DM to confirm newly_engaged's identity, JTran1 confirmed to the thread that he was in contact with the couple and would be sending them additional photos. So, thanks to the internet, it's happily ever after for the soon-to-be newlyweds and the photographic evidence of their engagement. That pic is definitely one to show the grandkids.