Everytime I watch those videos of deployed service persons returning back to their families; I cannot help but get teared up. Every single time. I'm in such awe of every military service person and their families. The sacrifice made by family and the service members can be so tremendous and can continue until the rest of their lives. When I worked for Military OneSource, I had the opportunity to connect with families and soldiers in all types of situations from Vietnam to Alaska to Spring Hill!!! They are all amazing to me. When Kara phoned to capture a surprise session for her hubby and father of their now 6 month old Keith; I was honored. Dave and I set up the studio and were so excited to snag these images. Keith Sr. was deployed and hadn't laid eyes on his little guy for awhile, so Keira thought she would surprise him and have some images captured. We used an American flag as a backdrop, Kiera had the cutest bucket and a bear with Keith Sr.'s voice. It was AMAZING how much that little guy would light up when he heard his daddy's voice coming from the bear. It makes me tear up writing this. (I"m patriotic and a sap too!! okay!!)
I'm so proud to announce that we have our approval today from the Welcome Them Home organization. They link returning soldiers and families with a photographer for a 30 minute FREE session and a free 8x10 from the session for them to enjoy. We are honored and I literally cannot wait to connect with our first military family.
Please enjoy the images Kiera couldn't wait to share with Keith Sr. I think she shared her gallery the night we posted it!! I do not blame her one bit. This little fry is so adorable.