This evening I had the privilege of photographing the joyful reunion of a father and husband with his young family. He had been serving his country in a far away land for the past year, while his wife and son made their own sacrifices as they waited for him.
How grateful I am to the men and women who serve in the military to preserve the freedoms we too often take for granted. When I think of the days, weeks, months and even years that they and their families sacrifice on our behalf, it seems totally inconsequential to give a few short hours to shoot some photos for them.
May all who serve experience the joy of coming home safely. That's my prayer for them.
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