Military Homecomings. The infamous white buses that bring so much sadness as they leave and so much joy when they return. There isn’t a homecoming that doesn’t tug at my heart strings this one was no different.
As the Wilson family waited for their Marine to return momma was running after 3 kiddos all in different stages of excitement. They just wanted their daddy home. As I edited this session I fell in love all over again with the moments I get to capture. From anticipation to pure delight you can see each of these kiddos glow when they are finally able to tell stories face to face and to hug, well actually jump all over, dad. Mom waited patiently in the wings to greet her husband. I love the image with dad and mom, kids hanging off of him, a quick moment to sneak in their very own hello!
Working on catching up on all things photography and couldn’t think of a better peek to post today than this Military Homecoming. There are always so many emotions in the night when you are waiting for your Marine to come home. This was a particularly cold night in our desert as we waited but you could feel the anticipation for the Combs.
Most of the time I have not met the Marine coming home before they arrive so I have to find them in the crowd, their smile as they see their family tells it all. This night was no different so I was excited to capture a shot of dad as he laid eyes on his girls for the first time in a while.
I have been remiss in my blogging duties so what better way to start than to share this military homecoming event from a couple of weeks ago. I LOVE homecomings! They are emotional, raw and amazing. Tailor contacted me to memorialize these moments for her and her Marine. She was so sweet as we stood out in the late night waiting for those hated and loved white busses. They are what sweep your marine away and what returns them safe in your arms.
I love, love, love these sessions. As a mom they absolutely pull on my heartstrings and now that my girls are older the opportunities for these things are fewer. With Mother’s Day fast approaching I am reminded of the special connection between a parent and a child, between a mother and her baby. When Leslie contacted me to schedule this special session I was excited to help commemorate her very first Mother’s Day and when two beauties show up like this magic happens. This session gave me all the feels. Enjoy!
20170423 Mahrer Mommy & Me
I am regularly reminded how very lucky I am when I get to spend the day with amazing little human beings like these three; I really find their mom delightful too. I have had the pleasure of not only working with them over the last three years but also getting to know their family. I am lucky. We went on an adventure for this particular milestone session to commemorate their 3rd and 5th birthdays plus their love of trains. While there are no trains at this nonworking station it sure did give us a great backdrop and feel. The kids felt like they were on an adventure although we were told the imaginary train that pulled through whisking the kids off did not provide any snacks so we had to take care of that ourselves. Thank you again Niemi family for ALWAYS providing me with the cutest models and an afternoon of laughter!
This is such an exciting time in our youths’ lives. They are preparing for their tomorrows, enjoying their todays, and trying to figure it all out along the way. This beautiful young lady was so much fun to photograph. We wondered around the Morongo Preserve and Pioneertown to capture these fantastic images. She wasn’t too sure about being the focus of the camera at first but as you can see she was a natural. Both beautiful inside and out she is looking forward to her future all while serving God. A wonderful soul.
Aren’t these guys the cutest? A new family in love with each other and photographs. Of course one of my favorite combos! I have known Becky for a long time so it was awesome to meet her hubby and the princess of the family. We spent some time capturing this families bond, catching up and playing dress up!
We seriously laughed the entire session. I am not sure who was the funny but the three of us couldn’t help ourselves. Donuts, donuts are quite laughable. These two lovebirds are here for the desert views as long as the Marine Corps tells them so they wanted to opportunity to capture a piece of their story while they are here. It is always wonderful to meet a couple so well connected and that can make each other laugh; laughter truly does give a relationship such a spark. I enjoyed getting to know these two and photographing them
So this family and I have had a long photographic history with one another. I began photographing their story when Maddie was a newborn. We have had many sessions together since, her momma loves pictures! Hilary wanted to do a stylized session so we ran with some great ideas. I ordered 50 yards of tulle and began designing. This was my first session ever where I made all of the clothing that they were wearing. We had plans, great plans. Sunset, gorgeous dresses it was going to be perfection. We also had a two year old. She let us know the moment we attempted to put her dress on that she was the boss. Hilary had already let me know she wanted real; she wanted to tell their story, the one that they are living right here and right now. She wanted all of it. So that is what we did and every image is perfect. Every image has a moment, a memory attached to it and for that I am grateful. I love my job! I love perfect imperfection!
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This young man has already begun his adventures, he is simply moving into new ones. As a Class of 2017 Twentynine Palms High School senior Derek has had some eventful things happening this year. Receiving great accolades for his talented play in football he has just begun his baseball season. He will no doubt go far and has already made his parents proud. Congratulations Sutherland family!
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