I've said it again and again - I'll never not say it. Homecomings are such an honor to photograph. There's nothing in this world quite like them.
It's strange because it's such an intimate moment, but you're sharing it with a crowd of people who have experienced the same things you have.
You may not know each other personally, but there's a sense of belonging there.
A common thread that binds you all together.
And I have to say this too- homecomings are especially sweet when you've photographed a homecoming for the family before. For me, it's wonderful when any client hires me again and again. I love seeing their family grow and change- but it is pretty amazing to photograph these amazing, once in a lifetime moments for them again and again. Because these memories and this day is as much about the family as it is the service member. It's the moment their hearts become whole again and it's so beautiful.
The first homecoming I did for them was hot- middle of summer hot. This one was cold, dreary, and windy; but no one really cares at these types of events. I mean, how could you? It's literally the happiest day of the year for these families!
The kids are older (and they still have absolutely impeccable style) and the mom and dad seemed to have not aged a single day. Seriously.
Welcome home Sailor!
Thank you so much for your service to our country, we are forever grateful.
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Jess is a photographer serving families located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She specializes in documentary and storytelling photography.