Mom reached out about homecoming photos in March with an estimated date of “sometime in June.” I know how these things roll and we stayed in touch as their return date was rolled THREE times until September! I started to dread emails from mom with news, for her sake!
These pilots deployed with an aircraft carrier on Dec 1 and returned home Sept 5. It was a very long deployment that was only suppose to be 7 months.
The homecoming itself was a big party with music, food & decorations. Multiple squadrons were flying in from the same ship all morning long and this was the last of the bunch.
First all the jets flew over before splitting off and landing. In true military fashion, all the excitement was met with “hurry up and wait” as every air craft was inspected before taxing to their hangar.
Each jet parked and waited for the last one. Canopies were lifted at the same time and they walked in formation before a free for all of kids and chaos ensued! It was glorious!
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At the end of a career, all that will be left are the photos and uniforms. I pray you have photos! If not for yourself, for your kids.
I'm a South Carolina native, USMC spouse, and recovering homeschool mama of a four boy circus. Bring me your crazy!
After 11 years of photographing families all over the world, I've realized my clients aren't printing their images. We go through all this work to get dressed, coordinated and then let those photos die on the hard drive.
There's nothing easy about family photos but I'm here to help you with every step from what to wear to printed in your hands whether thats an album or wall art. I want you to Make your people the rock star of your house!
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I find joy in chaos. The louder, the better! I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!