Surprise Proposal Spawns Viral Photo

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(WBBH) On Monday night Naples, Florida photographer Ivan Seligman snapped a picture on his way to dinner, not realizing until later when he went home, that he had captured a heartfelt proposal in the backdrop.

Seligman had to find out who this newly engaged mystery couple was.

He reached out to NBC affiliate WBBH for help. They enlisted the help of Facebook, posting the photo Tuesday afternoon.

It exploded. Within the hour the man and woman in the photo were identified as Lauren Ferrara and Joey Schaefer.

Schaeffer said he was planning to do it at the beach, but couldn’t find the right moment. So on the way home he went for it.

“I cried, I cried, I got all teared up – and I had to say yes,” Ferrara said.

Read more on WBBH.

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