Welcome Them Home
I got connected with Krista through Welcome Them Home which is a great site that connects photographers with soldiers and their families to capture homecomings free of charge. I //love// this idea and see it as a very small way to stay thank you to tour troops.
Meet Krista and Cameron
As we eagerly awaited the arrival of Cameron's ship, I got to talk with Krista and hear their story. They were married last August and then Cameron joined the Navy in September. Since January, he has been stationed in San Diego and was then deployed soon after. As of a few weeks ago, Krista had found a place for them to live, moved from Tennessee to San Diego (with the help of her father), and was eagerly awaiting the return of her sailor!
I cannot describe how excited I am to share these photos with you! The anticipation, the joy, and the raw emotion is enough to make me tear up *again*! Krista and Cameron have such a special story and I am so honored to have photographed their first (and very special) homecoming!
It was an overwhelming (in a good way) feeling to stand among so many spouses, family members, and friends as they eagerly awaited their sailors to come home! The buzz of excitement was everywhere!
Aren't they just the //cutest// couple EVER? I am so happy they are reunited for now! Though I know the life of a sailor (or any soldier for that matter) isn't an easy one, I am so glad they can look back on these photos and remember that, no matter the distance, the sweetness of reunion will always be there.