Monday, March 2, 2009

Operation Love Reunited

A while back, I became a volunteer photographer for Operation Love Reunited. This organization provides photography for military members and their families. We do photo sessions for families before a soldier deploys, on the day the solider leaves or, in the case of the these photos (and the happiest time of all) when the soldier returns.

I am so happy I could be there to capture these photos of the Garn family welcoming home their husband and daddy, who had been serving in Afghanistan for almost a year.

Welcome home!!!

28 comments:

7EVANS said...

Perfect!

Jena Photography said...

Very touching and emotional. Glad you got to do this for them. TFS!

Mom2Drew said...

So moving! Thank you for doing this, I really can't wait for my first session.

Jami said...

These are wonderful, Margaret! I love them all!

Erika said...

OMG I got goose bumps looking at these, so emotional. What a nice thing of you to do!

Lou said...

What a beautiful gift for that family!

Sharon said...

Great captures! So nice!

pat said...

These just make me tear up. We see this frequently on the news here with all the naval stations, and it always gets to me to see families back together.

janett said...

Oh man, these are so awesome! I'm actually a little teary right now. :)

Becky Anderson said...

Those are great pictures. They will love them. You did a great job capturing the emotions that were happening there. How fun to be involved in something like that. How did you get involved?

Jess said...

These are just SO amazing and touching! The ones of him hugging his babies brought tears to my eyes! Wonderful job!

Tracy said...

You got some great shots! What a neat thing to do for that family.

Amy said...

Just wonderful shots! What a fabulous thing for you to do, I'm sure they're very appreciative! :)

Raechel said...

That's so awesome that you do this! My lil brother served in Iraq and I know first hand just how special these types of pictures can be for family members! Awesome job!!!

Christy said...

What touching memories. These will be treasured for so long by that family. What a nice thing for you to do!

Meaghan said...

I love how you caputred so much emotion. I can feel their joy! Great job!

Diana said...

great and touching photos! and how nice of you to do this for other families

Shanna Jones said...

Yep, I got the goosebumps too. :)

Suzy said...

Oh my gosh these photo's made me cry.. Seriously and especially the ones with Daddy and his little girl! I can't wait until my husband returns from Iraq and we can capture some similar photos. Although I'll be to busy to take many myself so what a sweet gift you've given them to treasure always! Welcome home!!

Beth said...

What wonderful photos! Such happiness.

jaw515 said...

Oh so wonderful! What a wonderful opportunity! these will be treasured!

Mandy said...

Whenever I see pictures like this it just brings tears to my eyes. These are such amazing photos...and so beautiful.

Reds said...

Such emotional photos! TFS!

Amy said...

So sweet. Almost made me cry. I really love the last shot with them walking away and the son carrying Dad's bag.

Angela2932 said...

Thank you so much for doing this!!!!!!! Now I need kleenex. . . . .

shirley said...

How wonderful - you captured all of the emotion of a homecoming.

Jodar said...

Fantastic. you really captured the emotion here! they wil love them.

Photo's by Shan said...

Margaret, I'm so glad you got to do those for Andrea and her family. That is wonderful! The pictures turned out beautifully! You did such a good job!