I think it is important for businesses to give back to their communities and one of the things I do is donate my time and photography skills to military families through Operation Love ReUnited. Through OpLove, I provide military families with photography sessions either before their loved one deploys with a portrait session or by documenting the homecoming when the deployment ends. I have photographed many wonderful families over the past 5 years through OpLove. It is one of my greatest joys as a photographer. The homecomings are amazing and touching. I am often touched by the grace and courage of the spouse who stays at home, caring for children and the homefront. Military families sacrifice so much so their loved one can go and defend our country. I am so grateful for the service and the sacrifice.
It was such a pleasure to meet Joy and Philip last weekend for a pre-deployment portrait session. We met in the Senate Gardens on the Senate side of the Capitol and then wandered a bit to the West Lawn. Such a gorgeous couple and location made for some stunning images!
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