A bride in Indiana decided to take wedding photos in her white dress, to honor her fiance, a firefighter who was killed by a drunk driver.
Kendall Murphy was killed in November 2017 after a drunk driver struck him while he was helping a crash victim in Daviess County.
Jessica Padgett’s wedding to Murphy was scheduled for Sept. 29. She decided that she wanted to help honor her fiance. Photographer Mandi Knepp agreed to do a photo shoot of Padgett getting ready for the big day.
She posed for photos with Murphy’s boots, with his tombstone, his firefighting gear and with loved ones.
The most touching and emotional photo of all shows Jessica knelt down in front of Kendall’s headstone.
Padgett thanked everyone involved after the shoot:
I can’t say thank you to everyone enough for this entire week! I feel beyond spoiled and loved. This week wasn’t the outcome I wanted, but everyone made me feel especially loved.
I especially want to thank my sister for being my rock throughout everything, through the tears and the late night talks I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you everyone for making my wedding day special even though I didn’t get to marry the man of my dreams.