I am happy to be featured on today’s Rally Point Blog post. This blog is a positive place that shares images of military families and events. Like it on Facebook if you want to see more work from other photographers. In a year of ‘change’ we need all the inspiration we can get!!
What a pleasant surprise to have this fun dad join us for photos. We were set just to take pics of the kids, but Andy got back from Normandy early. And with a great attitude after a long weekend and a brutal drive home. But he made it and we got some really fun shots of the kids with their dad.
I had the pleasure of photographing the Clemons family last week just after their exciting retirement ceremony. Ross served the Army for 29 years and had a great and fulfilling career. His wife, Mindy, supported and guided them in each overseas tour. I only wish we had met years ago! She is an amazing Christian woman who has a true gift for leadership and mentoring. Check out her Blog for some daily inspiration.
Congrats Ross on your retirement. I hope you have a smooth transition to sunny Panama City!
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The Myler wedding was a special occasion for all. The wedding took place at Schloß Weitenburg, near Tübingen. The weather was great, whew! I’m so glad that these two decided to have a real wedding a few years later to celebrate their marriage. And what could be more romantic than getting married in a castle? It was a great way to capture the unique circumstances that military families live through. Andy will deploy in a week. Who knows what will happen after that. Did I mention that military wives are also saints? It’s part of our job description.
Thanks you two for letting me be a part of your day!
Those of us who married military men know the perks that come with the lifestyle. This fun couple married quickly upon receiving overseas orders to Germany. Now, they are having a wedding. I am so excited for the fun celebration next week at the castle. Here are some pics that we shot a couple of weeks ago…
I was fortunate to squeeze a shoot in with the Chapin family on Father’s Day, just before a deployment. 3 kids under 4, this is one brave Momma!
Best of luck on the deployment for the both of you. What an adorable 3 to come home to!
This baby was just waiting to have his photographic debut! Kevin had to deploy the next day and we had to postpone due to weather issues. BUT, we made it happen. And on a great day and with two sweet, fun little guys.
New babies come into the world every minute. We spend hours staring at every perfect inch of their tiny bodies. God gave us these babies to hold, and love, and raise into respectful human beings. New parents never tire from observing every little thing their newest baby does. That doesn’t change. But it does for military families. The soldier memorizes his baby’s every finest detail. Holds him and leaves an imprint that will stay for the following months while he is away. He memorizes the smell, wrinkles, and expressions of his precious new baby. And brings these memories wherever the deployment brings him.
This is why photographing fellow military families is so meaningful to me. I love the moments. Each one of them. There is something more meaningful when I am editing the photos knowing that Dad will have these pictures with him in Iraq. Or Mom will have them in their house while he is away. And more importantly, these photos are building history in a family lineage. Documentation for our generations to have. Our Dad who served in the war. Our Grandpa who was in the Army. Or Navy. Or Air Force. Or who was a Marine.
Here are some of my favorites. Thanks for including me in your last day together! I pray that your deployment goes well and brings you back safely soon.
I have had the privilege of meeting some wonderful Special Forces service members here in Stuttgart. Thanks to my friend Tiffany who seems to know everyone around here! We met at our daughter’s ballet class during the summer. Thanks Tiff for introducing us to Doug, and all of the other SF gang that are here.
Many of the SF group deploy every year. The Goode family has gone through 10 deployments in the past few years. So many other families endure the same frequent schedule. I have great respect and admiration for what these men do for our country.
I was able to photograph the Goode’s, Holevas’, Harrison, Ferris, and Whiting families before they leave this month. We’ll be looking forward to having you all back safely.
Here are some photographs that the guys will take on their deployments, and that the kids will have while they are away…