Saturday, December 3, 2011

OpLove: "B" Family

I had the opportunity to photography this great family for Operation: Love Reunited. Their husband/father is currently overseas supporting the War on Terrorism. I had a blast photographing them at the Veterans' Park in downtown Fayetteville.

According to the website, "Operation: Love ReUnited is a non-profit, fully volunteer organization that offers professional photography sessions to military families and members who are getting ready to deploy, who are currently deployed, or those who are coming home.

"Each participating family or member may receive two sessions per year.  The session choices are Pre-Deployment (with the service member), Saying Goodbye (documentary style at the farewell location), Already Deployed (service member has already deployed), and Homecoming (documentary style at the homecoming location.)  Post-Homecoming sessions are not allowed.  ALL sessions shall follow a patriotic theme.  Pre-Deployment sessions shall include a uniformed service member with the option to change clothes later in the session.

"For deployed servicemembers and their families receive two waived session fees per calendar year
If a Pre-Deployment or Deployment Session was done a 4x6 album of at least 15 images will be sent overseas to the deployed service member for an extra special boost of moral.  If a Saying Goodbye session was done a CD of final documentary style of at least 15 images will be given to the family for them to decide what to do with the images since these images can be very emotionally draining.  If a Homecoming session was done, the service member and/or family will receive a CD of at least 15 final documentary style images will be given.  It is the photographers choice what to offer here."

I am so proud to be part of this organization and can not wait to do another one! Here are some of the "B" family's portraits.

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