I know the majority of these are repeats, but Brooke Ashley sent me the rest of the photos, so I thought I’d share them with you (again) in order.
Brooke is part of an organization called Operation:Love ReUnited, a program comprised of photographers all across the country who capture the emotional goodbyes before a deployment and unforgettable homecomings. Because, really, when you see your loved ones face for the first time in months—or even years—grabbing your camera and snapping pictures isn’t exactly a priority. Luckily, there are photographers who actually want to capture those moments.
We got there pretty early just in case the plane arrived early. The plane behind me is just a random plane sitting in the hanger.
Waiting in eager anticipation.
I was exhausted, jet-lagged, and hadn’t slept in about 24 hours, but as soon as their flight touched down, those anxious, eager, and anticipated butterflies started doing jumping-jacks inside my tummy.
Here we go!
They all look the same!
But then I found him…and the rest was history!
He let me try on the backpack he used out there and I just about fell over!
The pictures look great!
I will never tire of seeing these photos! So wonderful!
Words fail me right now – these photographs are BEAUTIFUL! What a treasure 🙂
I love these pictures. What a great momento to have.
These totally made me tear up! Great photos and yay for him being homeee!
Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!
these pics are beautiful!
Beautiful photos! I love OpLove! I had an OpLove photographer for my husband's homecoming in June. I'm so thankful for all of the wonderful organizations that support military families. Thank you for linking up at Heartwarming Homecomings!