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To the outside world, it may seem like once you’ve attended one military homecoming, you’ve attended them all, but for me, that’s never the case. Each one is so special, not just because a family is once again whole, but because our Soldiers are home safely. At Fort Campbell, KY, I’ve had the pleasure of […]

When ChristyAnn first contacted me about her boyfriend’s homecoming, it was the beginning of January. She told me her ceremony was sometime around July and I couldn’t believe how long we’d have to wait! But I love that I got to know her so well in the months spent waiting. Christina’s boyfriend, Pfc. Fabreag is […]

As always, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) homecomings at Fort Campbell, KY steal the top spot in my heart. Plus, who doesn’t love coming home to more than 15 family members and friends?! Jennifer and her group took the prize for the largest homecoming I’ve shot and they were so awesome about it! Jennifer made […]

I say it over and over again, I adore homecomings! There is nothing more special than watching a family be united after months away and I always feel so honored to be included in the moment, especially for my Screaming Eagle families with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The Bayles family was no exception! […]

One of the sweetest parts of my job as a photographer is getting to capture that long awaited kiss and hug, that rush of emotion as you feel your Soldier’s arms close around you after waiting so long, and the moment all your countdowns end. A military homecoming is one os the most unique and […]

I love homecomings, but to be honest, dual military couples always hold a special place in my heart because my husband and I both serve! Allyson and Brandon are celebrating their first anniversary as a married couple so this Fort Campbell, KY homecoming couldn’t have been timed more perfectly. They’ve conquered two deployments together and […]

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