– AtticusShe is vivacious and bubbly, self confident and independent. He is selfless and caring, goofy yet steady. Richard and Leigh Anne met at a mutual friends move. Leigh Anne was packing and Richard showed up to load the truck. They hit it off from the start and that afternoon led to a first date on South Street. From the start it has been effortless.
I was particularly excited to photograph this wedding, as I know Richard from our church, Epic. But even moments after meeting Leigh Anne it was as if I had know her for years. The two were blessed with the most perfect December day. The sun was shining and the temperature was tipping into the 50’s. The whole morning was relaxed. Leigh Anne spending her prep time at the couples soon-to-be home. Her mother helped her into her gown and she slipped on the most amazing velvet flats, then off we were to meet her groom.
The first look was the sweetest interaction. Richard is always all smiles, but when he saw his bride it seemed to reach wider than ever before. They were completely lost in the moment. A wedding day can often bring stress and there can be many distractions, but from start to finish, these two embraced every moment. They exchanged gifts in the park and then we were off to continue the celebration as all of their friends joined to witness their marriage.
The ceremony was officiated by a dear friend of the bride and groom. Held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal church, the church was lit by gas-light, creating a uniquely moody and magical feel. Following, they spent the evening accompanied by all of their friends and family. It is so very evident how loved and support these two are and I was so honored to be a part of it! I know God is going to use this marriage for some pretty awesome things.
Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Murphy!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church