Truman Aircraft Carrier Homecoming

navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia

Truman Aircraft Carrier Homecoming | Navy Photographer Virginia Beach, VA

Mom reached out to me about homecoming photos after months of reschedules. The original photographer she had hired was no longer available (understandably so!) but mom was in a bind. It was a massive aircraft carrier coming home after 10 months away. It had been extended by 3 months! Finding a photographer was getting tough.

The Truman pulled in on time and liberty bell rang as scheduled. Unlike smaller homecomings, this was just a mass of people. Crowds were surrounding the pier, the gates and many people just stayed at the cars in the parking lot. Sailors leaving were in traffic jams at the gate as families were linking up and blocking the flow. And as any giant event, cell service was terrible!

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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.

Navy Homecoming Photos

navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
HEY! I'm Alison, Your Fun And Hilarious Family & Newborn Photographer!

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.

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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!

You'll be reminded of what really matters every day when you see the giant prints of your crew laughing on your walls every. single. day.

Currently stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia photographing families all over the Hampton Roads area from Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the Eastern Shore all the way to Portsmouth and Elizabeth City!

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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!

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