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I am an on-location newborn/child, family, and wedding photographer, located in Virginia. Here, you will find a few personal favorite sneak peaks from each recent session. You will also see a few photos of my own family in the mix.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Welcome Home Andy! { Virginia OPLove Photographer}

Welcome Home USS Oscar Austin!
As some of you already know, I recently became a member of Operation Love: Reunited (http://www.oplove.org/). A few weeks ago I had the honor to photograph my first homecoming at the Norfolk Naval Base for USS Oscar Austin. Being a marine wife, I know the waiting, the disappointment and the excitement of seeing the one you love again after a long time.  Being able to photograph this memory for someone is extremely a huge honor and I am so glad to say I am a member of this group.

I had the great experience of shooting the homecoming of this amazing ship and watching the reuniting of hundreds of families as I shot the reuniting of one couple particularly. It was awe inspiring. A wonderfully emotional awe inspiring morning. It was such a cold day waiting for the ship to come in, but to see the emotions that was running through the place was all worth it. What a wonderful holiday gift! This preview is from a wonderful couple who had been apart during their marriage almost as long as they have been together as a married couple. Erica and Andy, even though I just met them that day, seeing how they reunited with each other, made me proud even more to be a marine wife and to see how much our service men and woman mean to this country.

Thank you so much Erica for choosing me to be your oplove photographer! It was so great to meet you and Andy, Welcome Home! Thank you so much for what you have done for our country! Enjoy your preview. I can't wait for you to see the rest!
Operation: Love ReUnited is a non profit program that offers free photography sessions for deploying, deployed, and returning military families. If you wish to participate in a Pre-Deployment, Deployment or Homecoming/Reunion Session, please go to http://www.oplove.org/ to locate a photographer in your area or email me at jackieransonphotography@gmail.com  to schedule a session with me.

4 comments:

Marie :) said...

These are wonderful pictures Jackie! It was all I could do not to tear up! Great job!!!

jade777 said...

These are amazing!!!! The day couldn't have been captured more beautifully. Thank you so much for photographing one of the most wonderful moments of my life. You're an incredible person.

-Erica

Frogdiva said...

These are great! I felt a tear or two welling up when I saw Erica and Andy's reactions captured so beautifully.

Nikki said...

Beautiful!