Couple’s Proposal In Front of the Northern Lights Goes Viral


The usual recipe for a proposal to go viral is to go all-in and spend a lot of both time and money to plan for it. The same can be said for this couple’s proposal, except that the guy didn’t spend as much and simply brought along a good camera, and a knack for “good timing.”

Lofoten, Norway… ______________________________________ WE'RE ENGAGED! What a better way to propose than in the heart of the Arctic Circle under the Northern Lights. It's taken a few years to plan but I always had this moment in mind & it seemed fitting as we are both landscape photographers who share a passion for photographing the aurora. Originally I was going to propose in Iceland last year but unfortunately Karlie decided to discard my secretly stashed ring (yes, that actually happened ???? lol, we were trying to cut weight on a connecting flight from the Faroe Islands). Fortunately though my plan worked & tonight the aurora was firing in one of the most incredible displays of colour we have ever seen. I tricked Karlie into believing we were shooting a selfie & used a torch to light us up for the image. Much to her shock, it wasn't any normal selfie, and much to my shock, she said yes! ???? This is a single image that was taken during the proposal. And now we may not have any of our own images up hanging on our walls at home…we may however, make an exception for this one. ???? Dale & Karlie

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The 34-year-old Dale Sharp’s proposal to his girlfriend, Karlie Russel, just went viral after they managed to do it under the simply breathtaking view that’s known as Northern Lights.

With this being Sharp’s second attempt to propose to his girlfriend after the initial proposal didn’t go exactly as planned, Sharp definitely went all-in on this one.

Utakleiv Beach, Norway… ______________________________________ Where better to see the northern lights then in the Arctic Circle in winter… We’ve just arrived in Lofoten a few nights ago & we hit the ground running! The forecast was for a partly cloudy evening, but after sunset the sky was perfectly clear (and a very cold minus 10 might we add lol). We hoped mother nature’s electrical phenomenon would make an appearance, so we got to work scouting a few potential locations, and then the show began. We thought it was all over & headed to this location around the Fjord on our return home & all of a sudden…a jaw dropping display of purple & greenish streamers of light filled the sky above our heads! What a way to start our 14 day trip here with even more clear nights ahead, so stay tuned. As always, we’d love to know what you guys think & tag a friend who might like this too! 😀 Dale & Karlie ______________________________________ For those interested in how we took this, it is a single image captured on the @nikonaustralia D810 + 14-24mm Lens. Camera settings were: 13” | f/2.8 | ISO4000. ______________________________________ For anyone interested in a ‘One on One’ photography workshop, or prices on any @nisifiltersaustralia, feel free to send us a message! ????

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Sharp initially thought of popping the question during the seventh anniversary of their first date, but he wanted to seize the rare opportunity that the Northern Lights presented during their two-month working trip to the Arctic.

As expected, Karlie said yes, but only after taking a few moments to take everything in.

The engagement shot, which Sharp pulled off by setting the camera on timer, has since gone viral and is now being adored by hundreds of thousands of people on both Facebook and Instagram.


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