Touching: Photographer captures powerful moment at wedding of U.S. Marine

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — A photographer’s powerful wedding photo is going viral.

The photo taken by Dwayne Schmidt Photography shows a couple just before they got married.

WLOS reports that U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Caleb Earwood wanted to pray with his fiance, Maggie, before their ceremony.

To follow tradition, they didn’t look at each other before the wedding — so their family members brought their hands together, and the couple prayed with their eyes closed.

The photographer posted the photo to Facebook on Saturday, and it’s gotten nearly 24,000 likes.