Photographer Snaps The Perfect Engagement Photo Of Strangers — And The Internet Helped Her Find Them – Block Club Chicago

DOWNTOWN — A local photographer was at North Avenue Beach when she happened upon a shot of a lifetime: A man proposing to his girlfriend, the glowing Chicago skyline in the background.

The problem? She had no way of getting the photo to the couple — she had no idea who they were.

The photographer, Becca Heuer, of North Center, took the shot in mid-September. She’d been at North Avenue Beach to take engagement photos for her clients when another couple approached, asking her clients to snap a shot of them on their phone. 

Heuer hung back as her clients took the photo, but when the man got down on one knee, she snapped a shot of her own. 

But it was late in the day and the photo was dark, so Heuer figured the photo wouldn’t work and didn’t catch the couple’s names or contact information. It wasn’t until later, when she was editing photos, that she realized she could save the photo and make it light enough to be a picture-perfect shot.

Of course, then she had another problem: She had no way to get the photo to them.

Heuer tried to track them down, even following posts that used the hashtag #NorthAvenueBeach on Instagram in hopes the couple would post a shot of their engagement to social media. Nothing popped up.

Figuring it was a long shot, Heuer posted the photo to Facebook on Sunday and asked her friends for help in getting the picture to the mystery couple.

“Does anyone know these two?” she wrote. “… I would love for them to have it! Help me find them!”

The photo spread quickly throughout the city and then some. Heuer’s post alone has now been shared more than 1,200 times.

“I wasn’t expecting to get the amount of attention for it,” Heuer said.

Just days later, on Tuesday, the younger sister of the woman in the photo was in Florida when a friend sent her a screenshot of Heuer’s post and asked if the woman in it was her sister. Indeed, it was. 

Kristy Sessions, of Minnesota, and Augustin Joseph, of Pilsen, had actually gotten engaged the day before the photo was snapped. The couple, who had been dating for three years, wanted to recreate their proposal at North Avenue Beach, where they had one of their first dates.

Joseph got down on one knee and they asked strangers for an iPhone photo. They didn’t know a professional photographer was in the background taking the perfect shot.

“It’s a little crazy,” Sessions said. “It’s just amazing that it got shared that many times and that it actually made its way back to us, and not even through a Chicago connection but through my sister who lives in Florida.”

The photo has special meaning to Sessions and her fiancé, Joseph: that early date at North Avenue Beach was when Joseph realized he was going to one day marry Sessions.

“Obviously he didn’t tell me that for quite a while after the fact,” Sessions said, laughing. “It’s kind of become a spot that we love.”

Heuer was as surprised to find the couple as Sessions had been to see the photo. She cried “happy, happy tears” when Sessions’ sister commented on her post to inform Heuer she knew the people in the picture.

Plus, the cellphone photos they got that night “turned out pretty terrible,” Sessions said.

“It was incredibly surprising. I thought it would be a long shot,” Heuer said. “I didn’t know if they were from Chicago. We didn’t exchange anything. I thought, ‘Well, maybe they’re from Chicago, but maybe not.’ I did not expect that I would find them, actually.”

And though Heuer’s a professional photographer, she let Sessions and Joseph have the photo for free. Sessions said it’ll “make the scrapbook, I’m sure,” and she’ll likely get prints.

The photographer and Sessions messaged back and forth, both of them amazed to have found one another.

“We’re both pretty happy that it worked out,” Sessions said. “It turned into something amazing. That people are so willing to cheer on a happy story and willing to share to do something small like getting a picture to somebody, which made our day — I really appreciate it.”

Sessions said she and Joseph are in the “throes” of medical school, so their wedding probably won’t take place until 2020.

But they might have at least one thing that’s easy to figure out between classes: Heuer said “of course” she’d do their wedding photos, if they’re interested.

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    Rihanna Is Driving One Of Her Exes Crazy With Those Sexy Red Bikini Photos

    Again? Rihanna has Chris Brown going crazy once more after she dropped a series of bikini pictures from the Turks and Caicos Islands.

    Rihanna and many of her friends including BFF Melissa Forde traveled to the tropical islands to celebrate her hairdresser, Yusef Williams’ birthday.

    In the Instagram photos, Rihanna showed off her toned body in a red bikini, and Chris is said to be turned on by what he saw.

    Happyyy Birthdayyyy @yusefhairnyc we love you 🎉🎊🎊❤️❤️

    A post shared by @ mdollas11 on

    A source told Hollywood Life: “Chris thinks Rihanna looks good all the time but when he saw these latest pics his jaw dropped. She has the perfect hourglass shape right now, and it’s all natural. That’s a huge turn on for Chris. He loves that Rihanna is all woman and all natural.”

    The person went on to reveal: “Chris will always be attracted to Rihanna, and the more time they spend apart, the more he misses and wants her. Seeing her curves look perfect is driving him insane with desire, he would do anything to be with her again, if even for one night.”

    Fans are loving the hot pics and are surprised that Rihanna is no longer thick.

    One said: “Rih just snatch my damn soul out my body and boo those braids slay bitchhh @badgalriri @mdollas11 come thru Oooo ya crew too sweet 😘 Happy birthday to the hair king! 😩 I wish I could carry a personal Yusef in my ppocket.ome through with a new album or at least a song please.”

    Another commenter shared: “I Didn’t At First either, but bae body is banging. Lmfaooooo.Omg Robyn finally in dem brain. They’re in Turks and Caicos, not Barbados beloved. She stopped working to spend time with an old & dear friend. Chill lol.”

    This third supporter revealed: “Rihanna sis, you look goodttttt. I thought Rih was thicker. So @badgalriri you really not gonna post up on IG?🤦🏾‍♀️ We gotta spot you from a distance sis. Damn! We binoculars to see these pictures. This reggae New hair !!! R9.”

    Rihanna is working on a new album and seems to be focused on having a family with Hassan Jameel.


    FaceApp safety and security concerns: Russians now have all your images

    The spooky FaceApp photo filter, which makes use of AI to digitally age your face, has gone viral, with millions on social networks sharing their sagging simulacrum, including celebs such as Drake, the Jonas Brothers and also Kevin Hart. Nevertheless, specialists caution that the free”seniority filter,”created in 2017 by programmers at Wireless Laboratory in St. Petersburg, Russia, poses safety and security problems that might provide access to your individual info and also identification.

    The Russian application is just one of the most downloaded around the world, with fans on social media making use of the hashtag #faceappchallenge to share their results. The device increases your face to look dual or three-way your existing age– with wrinkles, sagging as well as yellowed teeth– as well as also enables you to look younger, swap genders as well as experiment with a beard.

    However be advised: FaceApp, which you provide authorization to access your image gallery, likewise includes in their Terms that they can change, replicate and also release any of the pictures you refine via its AI.

    That suggests that your face might end up being advertised– or even worse.

    UK-based Digitas planner James Whatley claimed on Twitter, “You give FaceApp a continuous, unalterable … royalty-free … license to use, adjust, release, disperse your user web content … in all media styles … when you upload or otherwise share.”

    That suggests they can additionally utilize your genuine name, your username or “any likeness offered” in any format without notifying, much less paying, you. They can retain that material as long as they want, even after you remove the application, and also you won’t be able to stop them. Even those who establish their Apple iOS picture authorizations to “never ever,” as Technology Crunch points out, are not shielded versus the terms.

    Somebody call the AARP. A brand-new AI photo-editing app, FaceApp, …

    Yet when we also give them access to our phone’s electronic camera, they can “covertly record” a person– who might be a targeted or prosecuted participant of society, says Hochstadt, such as “a young gay individual.” Now the hackers (and Russian government by proxy) can cross-reference your face and also phone info with the web sites you’re making use of.

    Hochstadt continues, “They also recognize who this photo is, with the big database they created of Facebook accounts and faces, and the information they have on that individual is both personal and also accurate to the name, city as well as other details located on Facebook.”

    Also if cyberpunks aren’t exactly collaborating with the Russian federal government, says Hochstadt, “With many breaches, they can get details and also hack video cameras that are available, and also be able to produce a data source of individuals around the globe, with information these people didn’t picture is gathered on them.”

    At some point, innovation expert Steve Sammartino thinks, your face will certainly likewise be made use of to access even more vital personal info, such as financial qualifications.

    “Your face is currently a type of copyright where you require to be actually cautious who you permit to access your biometric data,” he informs reporter Ben Fordham. “If you begin using that willy-nilly, in the future when we’re using our face to gain access to things, like our money and also credit cards, then what we’ve done is we’ve handed the tricks to others.”

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