This very sweet high school sweethearts USMC engagement photo shoot comes to us from Amber Joy Photography! Here are a few words about the couple…
Aaron and Tasha started dating right before their Freshman year in high school and met at recess. They continued to date throughout high school until Aaron proposed their senior year, on Tasha’s 18th birthday. A long engagement was to follow. Aaron had gone off to boot camp and as soon as he returned home they were married on April 9, 2011. Since then, they have moved across the country together and have missed a lot of birthdays, holidays and anniversaries with Aaron’s busy training schedules and his deployment to Afghanistan. Tasha contacted me last summer all the way from California to tell me that they would be coming home to New England in the fall and would love to have an anniversary shoot with me. Their anniversary was in April but Aaron had just returned from his deployment in September so they couldn’t be together. I was thrilled. As the wife of a former Marine, anything about the Marine Corps. inspires me and it’s not often I get to do this sort of thing. This couple was everything I thought they’d be and more. So respectful and kind, with a brand new kind of love. The weather was cool and crisp, which made for a lot of snuggling to keep warm. The leaves were incredibly bright with beautiful sunshine bursting through. Tasha told me later that the beautiful foliage we have in New England was the reason she wanted her shoot to be there. For the second location we went to a big field with tall grass for more of a simple backdrop. I will always love these photos and I admire so much the commitment to each other these two have. I pray it continues for the rest of their lives.
This surprise homecoming comes to us from Kelsey Erin Photography! Here are a few words about the day…
This homecoming on board Camp Pendleton was truly one of my favorites. Lcpl Solis who was just recently back from a previous deployment was sent to Afghanistan on what was suppose to be a relatively short three month deployment. Just days before he was due back home, Camp Bastion was attacked and his unit was asked to stay to continue the security efforts. Two months later than originally planned, Lcpl Solis was heading home to a beautiful girlfriend and adoring family with a BIG surprise. When her son left, Lcpl Solis’s mother set out on a mission of her own to lose some weight and lose it she did, 110LBs of it! Though her son knew she had taken on the challenge he had no idea the level of success she had achieved, to say he was shocked was an understatement! Spending just a little over 2 hours with this family was all it took for me to fall in love with them. They were so sweet to and supportive of each other. His parents had not only prepared welcome home signs for their own son but also for several of his friends who weren’t able to have family there to greet them. All together it was just an amazing homecoming to be a part of!
This intimate WWII Inspired USMC Elopement comes to us from Suzanne Garland Photography! Here are a few words about the day…
Jessica and Ryan were a great start to 2013. First wedding of the year and I couldn’t be happier to have captured this special moment in their lives!
Here are some words from Jessica, the bride. “As a bride who wants to have their special day captured in timeless photographs, Suzanne did exactly just that. As a bride who’s Marine would be deploying a couple weeks after their wedding, Suzanne took it an extra step further by providing a dreamy environment, detailed direction and a comfortable atmosphere. We are thrilled to have these memories captured to help ease deployment and to have forever.”
Today we feature an emotional Marine Corps homecoming from Autumn Harrison Photography! Here are a few words from her about the day…
I cannot express how much my heart was filled with such joy while photographing a Daddy coming home to his two girls! This is my second homecoming and my love for them keeps growing!! Jamie emailed me a couple months ago explaining her hubby’s arrival. Mark has been deployed two times already but this time he was coming home to something extra special. When Mark left for the third time Jaime was pregnant with their first child, Maggie. Mark was now going to meet his “Daddy’s Girl” (even writing this still gives me chills). Getting to watch something that amazing…a Daddy looking into his baby girl’s eyes for the first time after spending months over seas fighting for our country is truly a breath taking experience. I will NEVER forget this session!
Today we are featuring a Navy officer engagement session from Christy Nicole Photography! Here are a few words about the couple!
I was so honored to capture Cory and Melissa’s engagement session. Cory is an officer in the Navy and Melissa proudly supports him. For their session they both really wanted a location that would reflect that. When I came across Seaport Village in San Diego, I knew it would be the perfect spot for them. Its so charming and it over looks a marina of beautiful sailboats, which was very fitting for their session. The lighting couldn’t have been more perfect that day and we made sure to take full advantage of it too. As the sun was setting, Cory changed into his Navy whites and Melissa slipped into her pretty dress to finish their session. The passion Cory and Melissa have for each other is more then evident and it was reflected in their photos.