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operation love – the laws family

Last year I had the opportunity to become a member of the Operation Love organization. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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