Why the praying couple’s pre-wedding photo captured our hearts

I know you have seen their photo… It was taken right before the wedding of  U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Caleb Earwood and his bride Maggie last Saturday. 
And it’s popped up everywhere on social media feeds and on many news programs since their photographer Dwayne Schmidt posted it on his Facebook page just after 10 p.m. that Saturday night.  
“U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Caleb Earwood and his bride Maggie had a heartwarming moment before their wedding ceremony last Saturday, May 23rd. With it being Memorial Day weekend, this touching exchange couldn’t have been more perfect. Caleb held Maggie’s hand while saying a prayer for their marriage and their lives together, careful not to see her around the doorway before she walked down the aisle.
I was lucky to witness such a moving moment let alone capture it. I have been fortunate enough to photograph several weddings, but this is a moment I will remember forever.”

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