We recently joined Operation Love ReUnited (OpLove), a wonderful organization where volunteer photographers take free portraits of military families before a deployment or during, and/or at their homecoming. If you’re a photog, definitely consider applying, they are ALWAYS in need of more photographers – especially in Hampton Roads, since we are a military area!
Our very first OpLove shoot was a deployment session, shot yesterday afternoon. E wanted to cheer up her hubby, who has been underway for most of the year. Since she was bringing her dog, we agreed to meet at a local park with a lot of space to run around. She ran a little late due to the ubiquitous VA traffic but it was a beautiful day, so Mendell and I just let Mia run around scaring birds while we waited. When she arrived, I noticed a few things that I loved. First off, she is BEAUTIFUL! All the OpLove shoots have to be military-themed and I loved that instead of getting dolled up, she kept it casual in a Navy sweatshirt. But really, when you’re that pretty, you don’t need much adornment I also loved her crazy, hyper dog, who was appropriately named Feisty. We got as many posed shots as we could with Feisty’s energy level but also just let them interact. They are both friendly and sweet and we had a great time shooting their portraits.
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