Love Reunited | Air Force Homecoming Photographer : Shaw AFB, South Carolina

Being stationed here at Shaw AFB, I have seen many-a-deployment. While it's hard to think that you'll be missing a loved one for x-amount of months (or years), Homecomings always bring me a sense of joy and pride. That first embrace with your husband after not touching for what seems like an eternity can not be topped by anything. I always loved seeing families reunited for the first time. Photographing them, I get choked up. every. single.  time. 

Over the course of four days, I photographed the return of 14 of the United States' deadliest Airmen. These shoots included every obstacle a photographer can think of : changes in returns, days getting pushed back, rain clouds looming overhead, a 3 AM showtime! I can only imagine what was going on in the heads of the loved ones eagerly waiting for the return.

Thank you, Shooters, for trusting me to capture these heartwarming moments. And as always, thank you for your service!

ROLL EM!

The photos shown below are just a small example of why I do what I do...

They set up a shaving station to get off those mustaches as soon as they got off the jets!

Special thanks to Christy of Studio 9 Photography and Jennifer of BellaGrace Photography for helping me out!

Military Maternity Lifestyle Photographer - Sumter, SC | "This is y'all's first family photo..."

When I was approached by Aimee to help them announce their big surprise, and she told me about all of the ideas she wanted to portray, I knew this was going to be a fun shoot - one for the books! I can definitely say this conversation was THE best client consultation to date. Aimee, I'm waiting for someone to top it! ;)

Not included is the hilarious card that they sent to their friends and family members. Let's just say it included their two dogs, wearing ABUs (Air Force Uniform), and some witty banter in comic strip form. 
 

Posting this blog (and even just waiting to post photos from their session in general) has been a real struggle, but well worth the wait; though I've been DYING to post since I saw the photos in the back of the camera. Just look at this BEAUTIFUL couple!

Congratulations, Aimee+John! I can't wait to meet your bundle of joy this September! Let's hope Rocky and Fifi aren't too jealous! ♥