With This Ring

Photo of the Week: With This Ring

When I hopped out of the car on Sunday, headed into church, something said, “Take your camera with you.” I was hesitant because I had never taken my camera in to church before so I didn’t understand why this voice was telling me to do so today. Honestly, I don’t like taking photos of people. I ignored the prompting but after a few steps, I returned to my car to grab the camera; I prayed that no one one asked to have their photo taken. As I entered the sanctuary, I had this urge to sit down front, which I seldom do anymore. As it turned out, I ended up sitting where our assistant pastor normally sits, which positioned me to capture a few photos of this impromptu wedding.  As soon as the “wedding” began” I knew why I the voice told me to bring my camera in.

I’ve participated a number of weddings (more than a dozen). When it comes to money, I think weddings are wasteful and in some ways pointless so I was happy to see this couple take their vows sans all the ornate minutia. You don’t need fanfare to get married–what’s needed are love and commitment–two things that are rare these days.

Of the photos I took, this one is my favorite because it captures her placing the ring on his finger.

Congrats to the couple!


4 Replies to “With This Ring”

  1. Excellent and very true point of view. I see I’m going to have to add your blog to my favorites list! Awesome work Mr. Murphy!

    1. Thanks Latoya. I’m grateful for clarity of mind, and I appreciate every person who reads whether they agree or disagree.

  2. I love this post. The picture is great. The anchor on his bracelet stands out to me the most. The deep, pro marriage, revelatory side of me says, wow in order for a marriage to truly be successful one must first anchored to Christ then to their mate (the joining of their hands) all while working (the cuff in his sleeve) to keeping things simple(her jeans). I love ‘reading’ photography! Great post again!

    1. I love this capture because it’s the woman placing the ring on the man’s hand. Most often photos are taken from the opposite viewpoint. I see this as saying that the man must be vulnerable too.

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