he left last september…few months of training, and then to iraq. he’s a navy man, but he was deployed with an army unit. he left behind jared and kaitlyn, who are now 3 and 2 respectively. and his beautiful wife, susan. i was so, so excited when susan contacted me to see if i was available to photograph their reunion. i remember being one of those kids waiting at the end of the pier for daddy to come off the boat, watching each man in khaki and trying to figure out if THAT one was daddy. and whether it’s a boarding ramp in an airport or a far-too-long pier…the anticipation is incredible.
this was possibly the most rewarding session i have ever photographed!