Houston family photographer Homecoming photographer – The Patricks
Being a Homecoming photographer is one of the most amazing jobs in the world. You get to see a family become whole again. 9 months to a year is a long time to be away from each other. It’s so important to capture those first moments back together. Many tears are shed and you want to remember every part of that day. Getting to meet the family beforehand, before their soldier comes back is so important. It truly tells their story of the day.
Here is a little caption of their story!
Mom and dad are both in the military and daddy was the one that was deployed.
Sweet Nora was born while daddy was deployed. He finally got to meet his sweet baby girl for the very first time! It was the sweetest thing to witness and I was honored to be able to capture it.
Here is when he got to hold Nora for the very first time. I definitely cried!
Nate was so excited to get his daddy back. His eyes just lit up as soon as he saw his dad!
The Patrick’s story was so amazing to capture. Having a baby while your husband is away has to be one of the hardest things a mother will ever do. She is so strong! I am so glad that she chose to have her story photographed and capture those first moments.
Here is some selected favorites from their Homecoming story.
MJ | Fort Hood Homecoming photographer – Houston photographer
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It is never to early to book. I only book one homecoming out of each unit.
Living near a military town in Houston Texas, means that I get to capture a lot of homecoming sessions! Being a homecoming photographer allows me to relate to my clients on a personal and an emotional level. ( I cry during every single one!)
Here is how their homecoming session went.
I got there early with Emily and got to learn so much about her and her family. He deployed pretty soon after they got married. She started learning to do ballet while she was at home, which is so amazing! Emily said that after she got past the fact that she was in classes with young girls, it was fantastic. She moved home while her husband was deployed, which is what most military wives do since it gets lonely. She came home just in time for his homecoming ceremony.
Being a Homecoming photographer is a blast. Sitting there waiting with them, the anticipation just builds up for the both of us. The text messages saying that they are on the bus and the announcers saying that they are almost here, just builds up on all of that excitement!
Most homecoming sessions get moved three to four times once they are scheduled. That is the hardest part about being a Homecoming photographer. You have to be able to drop everything, rearrange other sessions, and find a sitter with only a couple of hours of notice. It is worth it in the end, but they are not for everyone!
Fort Hood homecoming photographer | MJ’s Photography
Military Homecomings are such a special event. A short ceremony is put together for each unit coming home. Families and soldiers have been apart from anywhere from 9 months to a year. It takes such strong men and strong women to endure these deployments! Being a Fort Hood homecoming photographer is an honor. It is one of the most emotional and enjoyable sessions that I do. It is a moment that can only be captured once. Understanding the importance of capturing “the moment,” is so important. That first glance, the first hug, the first kiss, and those tears of joy. It all matters, it all tells the beautiful story.
The Fischer’s Fort Hood homecoming meant even more to me, Laura and I are close friends. Seeing their family whole again was nothing short of amazing. When Laura cried, I cried. Who wouldn’t cry during a homecoming? They are so full of emotion! I cry at every single one!
I get there early with all my clients. We capture the moments of them waiting, texting their soldier, and seeing those white buses pull up with them inside. This documents their story from start to finish! Every client deserves their story to be told beautifully.
Here is the Fischer’s story. ( I selected a few out of their enormous gallery)
MJ | Fort Hood homecoming Photographer
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I am a Weston lakes family photographer in the houston area. I love capturing those special moments that cannot be relived! Have you ever watched a military homecoming? Even if it wasn’t your own family, the emotions were soaring. You put yourself into their shoes and you feel what they feel. You start thinking about the past 9 months and how different your own life would have been, if this had been you.
If you haven’t watched one, there is a television series about it called “Coming Home” on Lifetime. Watch it, you will feel the emotion!
The Gregory’s Homecoming was located at Fort Hood, Texas. Andrew left when baby Jack was just 2 months old. He is now almost 11 months old and walking! What a change! This family gave a huge sacrifice. Dad missed these 9 months of Jack’s life. We know how fast little one’s grow in that first year, the milestones that they achieve. Mom had to be a single parent to a newborn and run everything back on the home front. Thank goodness for facetime and skype, but it is not the same. Don’t forget to thank a soldier.
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