Monday, August 10, 2009

A Hero's Homecoming

I had the privilege of photographing the homecoming of some Utah troops coming home from Kuwait recently. What an emotional experience. We were able to go right to the gate to greet them. What fun it was to see these husbands and dads greet their wives and children.

Welcome Home!

Then, last week, I did portraits for one of these awesome families. Too much fun!!



















18 comments:

Vanessa said...

I am sitting here bawling. You did such a fantastic job of capturing the emotion of the day! What fabulous photos!

pat said...

I love the shot of the little boys silhoutted against the light, watching and waiting. How did you manage to take these shots without getting all teary? I can't watch the local TV coverage with tearing up, let alone try to take photos!!! These are wonderful!

Lauren said...

I just love how happy these photos are!

Krystle said...

Beautifully captured.

Janae said...

These are awesome Margaret! What a great reunion. They look SO HAPPY to be together!

Cathi Green said...

WOW, what an amazing documentation of the homecoming! You captured some amazing moments here, I'm sure they are so glad you were there to get these.

Jen said...

Margaret- these are so awesome!! You tell the story just perfectly. I feel happy just looking at them! :)

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

The smiles and hugs say it all. Nice job capturing the "moments"

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness...I am totally tearing up right now. What an amazing thing to experience...what a gift to give this family...they will remember these emotions forever. And for you too, to be a witness to such an event.

Love all of them!

Reds said...

You caught some beautiful emotional moments!

Nicki, said...

These are so emotional - excellent captures of a beautiful family.

Jess said...

Oh Meg, these are BEAUTIFUL! I've got chills from head to toe... what a wonderful moment for you to capture!!!

Suzy said...

These are fantastic Margaret! And oh boy they sure brought back memories for me! It wasn't that long ago we welcomed our soldier home! I love how you put his jacket over his son in the family shots! I might have to use your idea with one of my sons. Fantastic as always!!

Stephanie said...

I am in tears. Beautiful captures! What a great reunion!

Angela2932 said...

These are so heart-warming! I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face as well! I'm so happy you did this for them.

studiocharm said...

I absolutely love the one of the parents kissing while the little boy is on daddy's shoulders. So great!!

Photo's by Shan said...

These made me cry! Great pictures!

Steph H. said...

Wow, this moment should be captured for every soldier and their family! I am bawling looking at these.