Operation: Love Reunited | Norfolk Virginia Portrait Photographer

This is one of my all-time favorite sessions I have ever taken for OpLove.  The sunlight was dreamy, the red, white, and blue color scheme with the flags just made everything pop and this mom and son are just plain gorgeous!  Enjoy a peek at this "Already Gone" session. I hope their sailor will be receiving his album very soon and that it helps pass the time away from his lovely family.

Top 12 of 12 ~ OpLove | Hampton Roads Operation: Love ReUnited

I absolutely love meeting or re-connecting with families through Operation: Love ReUnited.  Homecomings are always awesome and produce some of the most emotive images.  But the 'pre-deployment' or 'already gone' sessions can also tug at heartstrings.  Here are my top 12 favorite portraits from OpLove sessions in 2012:

And two Honorable Mentions that I just can't leave out:

VFA-81 Spouses Club | Virginia Beach Military Wives Club Portraits

I was so excited when one of my clients-turned-friend approached me with the idea of photographing the Sunliners Wives' Club in their flight suit dresses!  They wanted to send some beautiful photos to their husbands who are serving our country overseas.  And these ladies did not disappoint - every single one of them was dressed to the nines and very natural models!  I could have posted at least three favorites of each one here...it was crazy hard to choose!  Enjoy a peek into the gorgeous wives of these heroic pilots.  Godspeed, Sunliners and thanks to not only them, but their wives and children for their sacrifices.

My favorite group shot:

My Top 10 Love Images of 2011 | Operation Love ReUnited Photographer, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Virginia

My work with the organization Operation: Love ReUnited is one of the most rewarding things that photography has allowed me to pursue.  I am honored to be giving back to the servicemembers and their families who support and defend our country.  I also had the pleasure of photographing two very special couples this year - one who I met through OpLove (and photographed their homecoming in 2010) and the other a friend from high school whose boyfriend contacted me to propose to her during our portrait session!  Enjoy the LOVE below - these are my faves from the year 2011!

Client Favorites of 2011 | Virginia Beach Photography Contest

Here they are!  Some of YOUR favorite photos of 2011!  The poll is found at the bottom of this post (with a thumbnail image for reference!)

The Rules:

*1 vote per person (Each IP Address will be counted once) – that means you need to link your friends and family to this post and have them vote for you, too! :D

*The photo with the most votes at the end of the year will win their image as a 12x12 (or 12x18) Gallery Wrapped Canvas!  (Value: $205)

*Poll will automatically close at 11:59pm on December 31st.

Have fun! And thanks to all my clients of 2011! I love you all! :D I'll be sharing MY favorites of the year on January 1st!

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