Military Deployments & Homecomings

For 4 years,  Amanda was a member of Operation: Love ReUnited. It is a wonderful organization and I photographed dozens of free sessions and homecomings for our deployed military members and their families. However, because of my increasingly busy Birth Photography schedule, I can no longer commit to homecomings 8+ months in advance and have removed myself from the finder page at OpLove. But never fear!! I will still be donating my time to photograph our awesome military families on my own! If you have a homecoming less than 3 months away and are willing to allow me to be on 'standby', I would love to be there for you.  {That means that I will be there unless one of my clients happens to go into labor the day of your homecoming.}

I schedule a limited number of deployment and homecoming sessions throughout the year during my non-busy months.  

Pre-deployment Sessions are for families who are getting ready to say goodbye for at least a 6 month deployment. At least part of this session must have the service member in uniform. The session fee is waived and your collection purchase can be made at a 20% discount.

Already Gone Sessions are portrait sessions of spouse and children while the service member is deployed. We do these generally about halfway through the deployment. The session fee is waived and a small album of images is sent directly to the service member.  Collection purchases can be made at a 20% discount.

Homecoming Sessions are for the day your spouse returns, whether that is on the pier, in the hangar, or at the airport. I offer this event coverage completely FREE, if I am able to make it.  I meet you at the place of homecoming about 30 minutes before they are scheduled to arrive and photograph the family waiting and then the moment of homecoming. The images are then given as digital downloads, printable up to 8x10 in size. 


Red Thread Adoption Sessions

A Red Thread Session is a complimentary photography session held during your homecoming or shortly after you have become an adoptive family. As a participating photographer, I have agreed to celebrate your adoption by completely waiving my session fee including the ordering session to show you the edited proofs from your session at no cost to you. I also offer a 20% discount on your Collection purchase.  

There are 3 types of Red Thread Sessions available:

  1. A family portrait session within the first 3 months of your finalized adoption to capture family portraits of your new family,
  2. A homecoming session where the volunteering photographer meets you at the airport upon your arrival home to capture the first moments with your family
  3. A birth photography session to capture the birth of the adoptive child in an open adoption.

Contact us today to capture this special time for your family!