Category Archives: Military

The S Family {Lemoore Fly-In Event Photography}

Lemoore, CA Navy Fly-In Photos

December brought home another squadron of Navy pilots and, as always, I was extremely honored to be there to photography such a joyful event. These kids were so excited to see their daddy after a long time apart.

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Welcome home!

 

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The J Family {Lemoore Portrait & Homecoming Event Photography}

Last weekend I had the joy to photograph another Navy homecoming. These boys have been missing their daddy for 227 days (!) and were very eager to see him.

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The boys were so adorable watching the planes. They were so excited!3320 3407 3424

 

 

As they were exchanging hugs and kisses, the next squadron arrived. Perfect timing for photos!  : ) 3524 3527

 

And, as we were heading back inside the hanger, the third squadron arrived. Have I mentioned how much I love being out there for these homecoming days? Amazing!3668 3676Thank you J family for asking me to document this wonderful reunion and thank you for your sacrifices and service to our country.

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Just in Time {Fresno Portrait & Event Photography}

Last week, I had the honor of photographing another Navy homecoming. This time the arrival was at Fresno Yosemite Int’l Airport. And these pilots had a lot of excitement to come home to – a very pregnant wife and her friend, who has a new baby meeting her Daddy for the first time. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job?! I was honored to be there to capture K’s husband’s homecoming, just in time for the delivery of their first child in a few weeks.

He’s home!

One of the things I love about these events is the affection that I see after the husbands and wives are back in each other’s arms. It’s so sweet to see how they just literally can’t let go of each other after such a long distance apart.

Thank you to the L family for choosing me to photograph this day for you! And best of luck as you welcome your new son into the world very soon!

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Another Navy Fly-In {Lemoore Portrait & Event Photography}

 

On August 7th, I was honored to attend another Navy Fly-In. I know I’ve said it before, but what an amazing event to be a part of! I could do this every day and never get tired of being there and watching the emotion and excitement of these men & women being reunited after months apart.

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Here they come!

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And then… they run to each other (and I try to keep up!).

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M & K – thank you so much for asking me to photograph this day for you! It’s a day I will always remember.

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They’re Home {Lemoore Portrait & Event Photography}

I was lucky enough to photograph another Navy homecoming in February. I cannot express how amazing it is to be out there and see these families be reunited. This day, four squadrons came home after seven months of deployment.

The first three arrivals gave me a chance to get emotionally prepared. I cry every time, and this day was no different. It’s very difficult to not get overcome with emotions seeing these reunions.

Here they come!

 

The family I photographed consisted of three very excited little ones who obviously missed their Daddy. Their excitement was adorable as they spotted their dad and then saw him wave to them.

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome home! THANK YOU so much for allowing me to capture the day for you.

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Hat {Weekly Photo Challenge} & Air Show Photos

This week’s photo challenge word was “hat.” I took this photo at the Air Show in Lemoore, CA.

And, just for fun, here are some of the other images I took while at the show.

I have been honored to photograph a few Navy homecomings here in Lemoore, but no matter how often I am there, it’s still so amazing to see our military jets flying. The speed, skill, and wonder of it all is not lost on me. I still get chills of excitement hearing that roar and seeing the power of our military up close. It’s awesome to live so near a Navy base!

It was a long, hot, humid day, but seeing the Blue Angels made it very worthwhile! So amazing to watch their skill up close and hear the roar of those planes flying overhead!

Thank you to the organizers of the air show – it was a great day!

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217 Days (Lemoore Portrait & Event Photography}

On Wednesday, I was honored to photograph a Navy Homecoming in Lemoore. This family has been separated for 217 days. Two-hundred-and-seventeen days. That is many, many, many days that Daddy has not seen his girls, kissed their faces, or tucked them into bed at night.

The days consisted of two homecomings – here’s a shot of the first squadron to come in. They flew in formation right over the hanger we were in, giving me goosebumps and chills and tears, all in an instant.

A group shot of some of the wives waiting for their pilots to return home safely.

And the face of a one-year-old who hasn’t been with her daddy in 217 days….

… and a 5-year-old very anxiously awaiting the next group of planes to arrive.

Here they come!

Once they all landed, they walked in together, carrying red roses. I dare you to stand there watching this scene without feeling pride for our red, white, and blue.  ; )

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy little girl!

 

To say I am honored and thankful is an immense understatement. Thank you T family for your service, your sacrifice, and for allowing me to share this day with you.

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A Military Homecoming : : Lemoore Portrait & Event Photography


I had the amazing opportunity and honor to photograph a homecoming at Lemoore Naval Air Station this week. The T family has been apart since last July and it was so amazing to be a witness to their reunion.

This is A – isn’t she adorable? She’s almost two-years-old and was anxious to see da-da (love the shirt!).

Waiting for those airplanes…….

Here they come!

This was seriously an amazing experience and I would love the opportunity to photograph more homecomings. Thank you to the T family for inviting me to capture this amazing day for you. Welcome home – and thank you!

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