This year, I was honored to have the opportunity to participate in Deployed Love
- an organization that provides holiday images to families with service members deployed during the holidays.
I was late to the game since I had just moved back into Fayetteville, but I shot the Fort Bragg organizer an email and asked. She replied back quickly and basically said, "If you can get this paperwork filled out in the next 5 minutes, YES!"
And so I did!
As the event date got closer, I got nervous. I was going to have 10 families in the span of 20 (ish) minutes slots from 9am - 3pm with an hour lunch in between. Not to mention the heavy work load on the day OF the event - but the images needed to be edited and delivered within a 2 week period.
Not that bad, considering that's my normal editing timeframe, but I don't normally have that many families in one day ... so I was starting to freak. Not to mention the fact that I like to be in control and not knowing all the that went into the sessions ... made me nervous. I was told where to be and when - everything else was up to me!
I couldn't have asked for a better bunch of families! Some requested me, some were assigned me - but all were so awesome. And better yet, all were genuinely appreciative of my volunteering my services - to everyone who volunteered. I think they said we had 95 families show up on November 2! The photographers out there rocked it and I couldn't be more proud of our little photographer community.
I sure hope the families love their images and I REALLY hope that their loved ones overseas dig each and every image that is sent to them. Group, children, fur babies, and of course their wives! <3
Thank you for allowing me to photograph you and your families! And thank you to Deployed Love - Fort Bragg
for allowing me to jump in on such an awesome opportunity.
These are only 5 of the 10 families I photographed. The next 5 will be in my next blog!
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