One of the great joys I have with my photography business is getting to meet local military families. I've had the pleasure now to work with a few and I must say I truly admire the strength these families have. I can not imagine how hard it must be for a spouse to sit at home for several months on end, not knowing the safety of their loved one. Not knowing if they will get hurt, or even return home.
Last month I was booked solid when I got the call from a military family wanting photographs prior to deployment. With my calendar filled back to back clients, my daughter’s birthday, and mother’s day on the horizon, I honestly didn’t have a moment to breathe little lone take on one more session. However, the story warmed my heart and I had to at least try to find time for this Mom. Dad would be deploying soon overseas and not to return for almost a year. How could I say no to this Air Force Father of 3 and his beautiful wife? Not possible.
My goal was to create photos in honor of Dad and the pride his children have for him and his career. Our fathers are often our personal heroes, but our military vets are our country heroes.
I wanted to share this blog with you the week of the fourth of July but in the mist of my own crazy schedule I was with out Internet. So I share these images with you today a bit late but still meaningful for July. Once the BBQ grill is burned out and the last of the sparklers fade, take a moment and remember those families that are not all together and separated by oceans and deserts, with only the means email or cell phone to communicate. I hope that last week you all held your loved ones tight as you look up at the sky filled with red, white, and blue sparkles of light and smoke remembering our brave military men and woman and the sacrifices they have made so you can enjoy that burger and firework show.
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