SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A local photographer was on a mission to capture the perfect sunset on Valentine's Day, but what he discovered was something even more romantic.
Photographer Topher Riley caught a proposal on a beach in Cardiff on camera, while photographing a different subject.
"I was photographing my girlfriend. You know I had no thought in my mind anything was happening behind the scenes,” said photographer Topher Riley.
Riley said he bought a drone and was testing it for the first time around sunset, when he captured a couple getting engaged. He didn’t realize the couple was in his footage until later.
"When I got home, I was going through the photos and seeing what everything looked like and I thought oh this is a great photo so I started retouching it and giving it some life and little to my knowledge did I know that there was someone dropping a knee,” said Riley.
Riley then wanted to find out who the newly engaged couple was and started his search by posting the image on social media. His posts paid off and Friday morning Riley located the couple.
Holly Fuller said she and her now fiancé Greg Todorov never saw Riley that night, but did notice his drone.
An interesting note about the engaged couple, Riley’s mom introduced them years ago when Holly was a tenant of hers.
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neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
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Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
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A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
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