May 23, 2013

{Homecoming} Love At First Sight! 1/5 Marines Homecoming ♥ Camp Pendleton Homecoming Photographer

This week I had the honor and the privilege of capturing the moment that this little man got to see his Daddy for the very first time. He was born while his Daddy was deployed and they have been waiting 5 long months to meet each other. Even more exciting, he had no idea they would be there waiting for him! Homecomings are such an amazing event to be a part of, and I am so thrilled that this family asked me to be a part of theirs. We could not have asked for a more picture perfect Southern California day to welcome these hard working men home, it was gorgeous!  I am so excited for them to be back together again and to celebrate all of their little man’s milestones together. I am thrilled to be able to donate my time for deserving families like these through an organization called Welcome Them Home. If you know of a family preparing for deployment, homecoming, or a birth during deployment in the Southern California area, be sure to pass along my website!

Ready to meet Daddy with his very own dress blues on!

Waiting… and waiting…

Finally the roar of the Patriot Guard Riders assembling on the parade deck signaled their arrival!



So touching!! These are priceless!

Oh shucks! I got all teary-eyed! I could feel the excitement and emotion in your images. What a great moment to capture!

Ugh these totally choked me up!!! lovely!!!

These are so sweet and made me cry! Beautiful family and so touching to see dad’s face to meet his son for the first time.

Oh Asea! What special moments you have captured here. I would love to photograph a military homecoming. How honored you must’ve been to witness and document this important day. Beautiful job!

This is the most beautiful thing; thank you for what you’re doing for these families. I know it means the world to them and it makes their sacrifice that more real and tangible for those of us here at home. Thank you!

Found your site thru CM. These are wonderful. Love the ones if the dad meeting the baby. So sweet!