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I think this was the first military homecoming I’ve photographed where the date and time didn’t get changed after it was set…crazy, I know! It was one week before Labor Day at the Norfolk International Airport at 10:30pm. Audrey and her girls were so sweet, adorable and fun to hang out with while they patiently waited for Brian’s arrival. Homecomings […]

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I have been so honored to be a part of so many homecomings lately, but I was especially excited about this one because it was my first fly-in homecoming…which is pretty awesome by the way! Not only that, but Sarah is also a photographer and it was so awesome (and a little nerve wrecking) to […]

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I have been so fortunate to be a part of so many military homecomings this year but this one was a first! Shannon contacted me way back in November and I am so glad she did because after she booked me, I had several other requests for the same homecoming. After a few date changes, […]

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Everyone asks me how I manage to hold my composure to get the job done and capture all of these emotional moments without breaking into tears. I really have no option, I am there to document the first time that families see each other in months and I can’t spare a moment to stand by […]

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Welcome home to all of the service members that were aboard the USS Kearsarge! I was so honored to be there to capture Mingying welcome home her husband, Brandon, especially after all of the planning she put into it! Mingying is currently a student at Wesleyan College in Georgia and even though it was going […]

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Kaitlin contacted me about photographing the return of her boyfriend, Tyler, to her and his parents after his 6 month deployment on the USS Montpelier. I was so excited because this would be my first submarine homecoming, plus I just love capturing homecomings anyway! We were so thankful that the weather cleared up so not […]

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There aren’t many things that warm my heart like a military homecoming, especially when there are children involved! Bryanna contacted me to capture the homecoming of her husband from his deployment to Spain. He was returning to his wife and 10 month old daughter, Anya. Eric had been deployed for 7 months and missed a […]

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Military homecomings are one of my favorite things ever! Just being there you can feel the many emotions of those waiting for their loved ones to return, from excitement and anxiety to joy and love. It is a one of a kind experience. I may be speaking for myself when I say this, but the […]

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You may recognize Todd, Nichole and Kennedy from my other blog posts (Nichole’s maternity, Kennedy’s newborn, and their family session)…they’re pretty much my #1 clients! When Nichole asked me to take homecoming pictures I was so excited! We finally had a definite date for Todd’s return (after it changed the usual 175938753 times) and we […]

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