I recently joined Operation: Love ReUnited which is a charitable organization in which professional photographers donate sessions and images to military members and their families. I’ve been looking for a way to give back to the community and I think that this is so perfect!
There are three basic session types. The first is a pre-deployment session which gives the service member images to take with them wherever they may be going. The second is a deployed session where the family of the service person is photographed and an album is sent to the soldier as a surprise/gift. The last type is a reunion session where the photographer goes to the base and photographs the homecoming and actual reunion of the soldier and their family (how emotional!!).
This lovely family had a deployed session. Their Dad/Hubby has been away since July and will be gone for many more months. I had the idea to make signs for these guys to hold in the images to send a sweet little message to Dad in his album. Check it out…
I am honored to be able to offer these sessions. The sacrifice that these service member and their families make is so large that is it almost beyond my comprehension. It is because of these brave people that we are able to live the way we do and for that I am so so grateful! My next Op Love session will be the reunion of a Father with his family (including a brand new baby that he has yet to meet) and I can’t wait. I’m sure I’ll shed a tear or two!