When I got the email from this soldier in Afghanistan asking for a photographer for her homecoming ... I was ecstatic. She left her baby boy at just 6 months old and now he was walking! She wanted those precious moments of reunion captured on camera. And of course I jumped at the opportunity. (and the fact that she wanted me there even though my baby bundle of joy was due around the same time of her return! But she had faith and wanted lil' ol' me. I could NOT say no!) And Boy, I'm so glad I didn't!
Son and Dad were so anxious to see their hero home. Dad was emotional, and boy, it was hard for me to hold back the tears ... and I've done a ton of homecomings! But seeing the husband there waiting instead of a wife, was wow ... it was fantastic! (especially being a female soldier myself. it was awesome to see the excitement and joy from a male this time).
And of course our hero's mom was super relieved and excited to welcome home her own baby girl as well! <3
This is the moment I get nervous. I know babies never forget their parents. but it's been a while and people have high hopes for these pictures. First glimpse and holding and kissing. What if baby bursts into tears?! But look, it was such a sweet moment between mom and baby and not to mention the look on dad's face when baby leaned into mom.
Then mom and dad's first kiss. I just love this moment!
And then momma got to see her lil' man walk in person for the first time. <3 I love it!
And of course, you can't forget the whole family!
To book a homecoming, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love to be your photographer and capture these precious moments for you!