Homecomings always hold a special place in my heart; because of my fulltime schedule at my day job I don’t get to do them as often as I would like. Michelle contacted me months ago to make sure that she had someone out there, with about 10 changes in dates and times her patience was thin but finally the day was here. Daddy left for deployment when his princess was two months old so for the first time he was going to see his personality filled little girl instead of the baby he left behind. Waiting in the heat and trying to entertain a 10 month old Michelle and her mother in law were beyond excited for this reunion.
We took lots of photos while we waited of this Marine’s two beautiful girls!
Then the moment is announced; they are on their way to the meeting site. The anticipation and giddiness grows; we are all watching to see when you can see the marching Marines coming your way. This Marine made it easy to spot him as he carried a black case and a teddy bear peeking out of his pack that he needed to return to his daughter! It’s almost like all the months melt into that one moment; he’s home, he’s safe, and I can touch him. Michelle had anticipated this moment from the very time she said goodbye. And his mother I can only imagine felt the relief of knowing he was finally safe and again on American soil.
These homecomings are full of emotion and happiness yet when this Marine left his daughter was only months old so it reality that in those first moments she is unaware of what has happened and who is so excited to see her but in my amazement it wasn’t long before she was watching him, staring at him and smiling like she had figured it out; simply the best thing to capture!
For a few minutes, the world stands still and you are whole again. Even with a stranger acting like paparazzi :). Welcome home Marine and congratulations Perrow family!
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I love photographing babies and their families! When I arrived at the Austin home I was super excited about the space we were using. We had great light and props, Angela should probable become an interior decorator after seeing the nursery! We had fun with fabric, textures, and of course this adorable little one. Once we were done with that it was off to the park for a fun family session!! Hope you enjoy these images of this little bundle as much as I did.
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Rebecca contacted me to do their maternity session unfortunately after they had a bad experience at their last duty station so I was excited to hopefully turn that around and help them chronicle this new adventure into parenthood and living in Twentynine Palms :). We had a fun filled session with books, plenty of smiles and silliness. Rebecca even tried out a new dress I had ordered just for these occasions. Thank you Naves family for trusting me with such an awesome time in your lives. Enjoy!
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I was super excited when Nicole asked me to photograph her family. We have known each other for a bit now through Church so it is always awesome when I get to put families in front of camera whom I also know. Both these munchkins were super fun and photogenic. We hung out at the park on base while we adventured around taking pictures in different settings; there are even a few with the family making funny faces. It’s always nice to have fun while we capture great memories!
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I love homecomings! I don’t book too many because of my crazy schedule but I am always so excited when I am waiting with my clients for their loved one. This beautiful lady was super excited, obviously, to have her Marine home. In the heat with her great sign we waited for this reunion. It was happy, with tears, lots of hugs and kisses.
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This fun family session was in the Joshua Tree National Monument! We started our session with some resistance but as you can see from these images we ended with lots of fun! We spent our time climbing rocks, making silly faces, and catching some great photographs. I know the families back home will be excited to see this beautiful family in their updated photos.
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I was contacted by Brittney to do a couples session that highlighted their affection for one another and their fur babies. We decided to use a great location on base that offered several backdrops and I think it worked! These two were fun to photograph and to hang out with. With deployment pending there were a few distractions but before long we were wondering through the location capturing moment after moment and image after image!
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I met the Casto family in the Monument after they scouted some locations and came up with this gem. We had a great time on a short hike so we could get to the arch and shot images along the way! What a beautiful location with of course a beautiful family. I am super excited to share this session!! Enjoy.
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I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I am so blessed to get to watch and photograph so many great events. Every retirement ceremony is a little bit different as those who have served with the retiree begin to tell stories, these stories include times of heroism, times of sacrifice, times of a brotherhood like no other, times of happiness and times of mourning. The Warfield retirement including the great tales of a young Marine who grew to be a leader and a friend to many! This family is moving onto the next chapter in their lives with pride of who their Marine was and has become, I wish all the luck and happiness in the world. Congratulations!
We of course had to capture some family images and images with all the guests that came to celebrate this great moment!
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