Saturday, April 3, 2010

Welcome Home, Daddy

I've been so lucky to be involved with a group called Operation Love: Reunited. It's a program where photographers volunteer to do portraits of military families before, during and after deployments. I recently got to shoot a family being reunited after nearly a year-long deployment.

Very emotional stuff, but also very rewarding!

One of the bittersweet parts of the recent family reunion here in Las Vegas was seeing the expression on this baby's face. Her dad had been deployed for almost her entire life, and wasn't quite sure what to make of this uniform-clad "stranger."

These folks in the military make sacrifices, on so many levels. It means a lot that I'd be invited to witness, and document, their journeys.