Homecomings, homecomings, and more homecomings! What a great way to spend a portion of my April. I love everything about homecomings, well maybe sometimes not the long waits, but since these two waited 7 long months for this kiss I don’t think I have too much to say about that. Jessica contacted me before her hubby even left to make sure she captured her first homecoming as a military spouse. As we waited the excitement grew and grew, as the buses came into view she did everything she could to hold back the happy tears but that was not going to happen. As soon as she spotted her man she was off. Welcome home Marine so glad you are together once again!
Once again this business has put my path with some just beautiful people and I don’t just mean in front of my camera. These two were so fun and endearing to shoot with for their maternity session in the Morongo Preserve and I can not wait for that baby girl with all the pink lace and pearls, that I am sure she will be wearing in the hospital, to get here. Photogenic and full of ideas we had fun venturing through the paths and chronicling this exciting time in this family’s life. Their love and enjoyment of each other obvious in the way they looked at one another and were playful together. Also noted through our communications and time together their intense love for this little one who is about to bless their world, their families and God. Thank you for sharing this time with me Santiago Family!
There is always a special place in my heart for homecomings. I will say it every time there is so much energy and emotion in the air; it’s exciting, it’s nerve wracking, and it’s all about being back together again. These girls were no different. The 3 year old full of energy while she ran and played waiting with her mom full of excitement and nerves. This Marine was able to sneak up behind us in the sea of camouflage and surprise his girls!
Nichole asked me to document the return of her Marine and I of course was excited to do so. I love homecomings, they are full of anticipation, excitement, nerves, and love – this one of course was no different Nichole and the kids were full of excitement to have their Marine home. The USO provided some snacks, some crafts, and a fun environment but the real fun began when we saw the busses pulling into the parking lot. Both kiddos were about to jump out of their skin as I am sure Nichole couldn’t wait. The best part of homecomings are the little things, that first kiss, asking your kiddos where their front teeth are, and letting your little man carry stuff that is way too heavy! Thank you again for sharing this time with me!
I had the fortune of photographing this guy as a newborn and on his 1st birthday! He loved the balloons and roaming the pathways of the Morongo Preserve. Cake smash sessions are always, a little messy and unique. He wasn’t sure what to think but ultimately his mess came from throwing the cake in the air and feeding his mom. Thank you for sharing this moment with me Meza Family!
“This is the best birthday party EVER” poetry to a mom who has put everything into making her sweet girls’ 1st and 3rd Frozen birthday party special. Around every bend there was a new detail that Fauna used to make this a party to remember and her 3 year old made sure to let her know. It’s always an honor to be asked to participate in and capture these memories for families. Tutus were made by me to match the Frozen theme, Clara warmed my heart when she wouldn’t smash her cake because she didn’t want her tutu to get dirty; she also had me laughing the entire time with all her comments and thoughts!! A great day for all.