Home for the Holidays

By Maria


It is always a special day when we get to photograph a hometown hero.  These boys are so proud of their dad and always beaming when interacting with mom.  There is so much love and respect in this family of four.

In partnership with HeartsApart.org, we were given the opportunity to photograph a hometown hero and his family.  This specific portrait shoot was even more special when we found out that the serviceman we were about to photograph will be deployed some time after the holidays.  We hope that in the brief moment that we spent with them, we were able to give them memories that last a lifetime.  There is no one more deserving of a complimentary portrait session than our servicemen and women that sacrifice so much to protect our freedom.


For privacy purposes, we chose images that do not disclose the serviceman’s name.  On some of the images, we chose to scrub off the name of the serviceman.

Go to HeartsApart.org to learn more.  Below is an excerpt of HeartsApart.org's mission.

“HeartsApart.org was created to keep families connected while our military men and women are serving abroad. Through the efforts of our community's finest photographers, HeartsApart.org provides our soon to be deployed servicemen and women with pictures of their spouses and children. The photographs are printed on waterproof and durable bi-folded cards, which fit securely in their uniform pocket. HeartsApart.org believes that our military personnel deserve and need the memory of their families to carry them through the difficult times that lie ahead."