A New Solider & His Family

This beautiful family shoot comes to us from Morgan Slade Photography!  Here is their story…

As a military spouse, I understand how hard it is to be apart from a loved one for an extensive period of time. I was so excited to photograph the Zeeman Family less than a week after Jace arrived home from Basic Training. The excitement and happiness are evident in the photos. I know that Jace and Alex’s two little girls sure missed their dad, as they could not leave his side for longer than five minutes. I wanted to portray the “realness,” of some of the most intimidating, tough, and masculine figures on the world stage; the American Soldier. Behind the straight-laced exterior is a father and husband, and it this aspect I wanted to capture.

Two Veterans in Love

This beautiful photo shoot comes to us from Tamtopia Photography!  Read on a little bit more to hear about their romantic story…
Ryan and Tami are a true modern day military couple. Despite a big geographical distance, love for these two found a way (with a little help from match.com).
Ryan is a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, while Tami is a former Marine living in Florida. During a recent visit Ryan planned this romantic photo shoot as a fun and novel date night out.  With two veterans in front of my camera right before Independence Day, I just had to give this shoot a patriotic twist.  Wheat fields, American flags and even a little bit of fireworks, now that’s an All American combination!  They both had a great time laughing and needless to say, after a date like that Tami is already planning her move up to NC.

Flying Leatherneck Museum Session

This lovely 1940′s themed Marine Corps session comes to us from “A Beautiful Moment” Photography by Megan!  Here are a few words about the shoot…

As the wife of a Marine, I love any photo session having a military theme.  Homecomings, kiddos…anything really!  A few weeks ago a very good friend contacted me with a very unique request.  They were getting ready to PCS in a few weeks, and wanted to get a few photos done with a sort of vintage, military, 1940′s style going on.  Of course I was excited.  I began to think of locations, props, poses, and all of the fun stuff that would come with this shoot.  The location became the hardest piece of the puzzle.  We are located in San Diego, CA, and have numerous museums, military bases, and random airplane displays to choose from.  Originally we decided on a little railroad park.  We thought it may seem like she was “sending him off”  I liked the idea, but it didn’t give me that “YES” feeling, so I started to think.  Near MCAS Miramar, there is the Flying Leatherneck Museum.  It is filled with jets, helicopters, and old planes.  I knew this was the place.  We coordinated with the museum curator, and set a date.  They fell right into the {roll they were playing}.  It was amazing…the love, the timeless emotions.  I felt like we were back in time….sending this Marine off to war.

USMC Newly Weds

This session comes to us from Haley Nicole Photography! Here are a few words from her about the photo shoot…

Meet Kelsey and Matthew. Matthew is currently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Kelsey is a new co-worker of mine. This young, sweet, and NEWLY-WED couple spent the evening with me to share some memories.  We laughed and we joked the ENTIRE time. Honestly, one of the best sessions I have had in a LONG time.  Kelsey told me that they never had any kind of professional portraits made and when she found out that i was a photographer, I watched her face light up and she immediately insisted that they book a session with me. So here we were on a Friday evening running around the downtown area of Jacksonville, NC looking for the best locations to shoot in. Needless to say, it was quite the adventure.