Thursday, February 7, 2013

Saying Goodbye | OpLove | Fort Bragg Photographer


The majority of my OpLove sessions are happy and joyous. I do homecomings all the time living so close to Fort Bragg and get so many requests from other near by installations. I do already gone sessions to surprise America's heroes overseas with a lil' pick-me-up from their families and I do pre-deployment sessions for the Families as they prepare to say good-bye to their servicemember. But I've never done a "saying goodbye" session. I was a lil' nervous to say yes, as it was new to me. BUT Being a military wife and having to say goodbye to my hero four times, I thought I would be able to do it with no problems.

That is until I met this precious, BIG, family. Five children, a strong husband, and an even stronger wife. This family immediately took me into their lives for about two hours as they played , hugged, laughed, and wept together. A very emotional moment for me to photograph this sad occasion.




You'll never know how a heart can hang still until you hear a lil' girl say, "Goodbye Daddy ... I will miss you." Then as he boards the bus taking him to the plane that will take him to a war zone, "Daddy ... I love you! Don't go!"




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