Last year I had the opportunity to become a member of the Operation Love organization.Â Operation Love connects Military family’s with photographers and the photographers honor the families who have soldiers serving by providing sessions before departure and at other times as well.
Racine called me a few weeks ago, she had just had her second baby a few months before and Noah her husband and a Marine was coming home for just seven days before going off to Iraq for a tour.Â She wanted to be sure that she had family portraits with all the family together and to get pictures of their girls and Noah for him to have overseas.Â They would get a couple nights together because they still hadn’t had a real honeymoon and I would be there the day before he shipped out to celebrate their family.Â We made the short notice work for us and I drove out to see them on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
It was my honor and pleasure to meet all of them and to provide them with images to hopefully make the parting just a bit less hard while Noah is away.
thank you both for allowing me to come into your lives when your time together is so precious and thank you for all you do and the sacrifices you make for all of us.
tonyaawesome awesome images mel! made me cry. I’m a military brat too (and ex air force wife of 11 years during desert storm), know exactly this life, this uncertainty. so proud of you for being part of the organization that brought you to them right when they needed. thank you Noah and Racine (and girls!) for everything you endure for the rest of us.
BooRadBopWhat beautiful photos of a beautiful family. Thank you so much for the honor of letting us in on this very private, intimate time… your absolute love for each other shines through, and is what will give you the strength to endure your time apart. It’s hard to know what to say to make your separation easier, but know that your sacrifices are very much appreciated, and you are held in our thoughts and hearts. Hugs to you all.
BettyOh Melissa. These are so gorgeous they brought tears to my eyes. I can easily picture that sweet little girl looking at that photo of her daddy rocking her when she is missing him. Perfectly done and with your amazing style.
Thank you Noah – be safe.
noah lawshello thank you so very much for photographing my family the pic’s you took were amazing if i wasn’t surrounded by my commerades right now i’d probably cry thanks so much
melissathank you all and Noah thank you! It really was a honor for me.