It's Memorial Day and a great chance to acknowledge those that fight for our country and all of the sacrifices they make. Last year I was honored to photograph a Navy homecoming of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson for another photography studio, Studio 512
These two have quite a story!! Shortly after getting married and moving to a new town, Mikaela's husband was deployed for a long 9 months on the USS Carl Vinson. The newlyweds were reunited in June of last year... and to say it was emotional is an understatement. Check out the story below. Documenting events like this in people's lives is what inspires me and gives new life & meaning to my work.
And thank you to all of those who serve in the military. Happy Memorial Day!!
San Diego welcomes the USS Carl Vinson home.
The anticipation was absolutely palpable as we waited for the sailors to disembark.
"Omg I can see him"
New dads are let off the ship 1st to meet their babies for the first time. It was hard not to choke up witnessing such touching reunions!
This moment was like a scene from a movie. We hear him yell "Mikaela" and runs through the crowd. Picks her up in an embrace and swings her around while everyone stops to watch.
Together at last!
"Let's go home"
A few quick portraits before they headed to their hotel to celebrate!