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Operation: Love Reunited Session at Shawnee Mission Park April 14, 2009


This evening I met up with this beautiful family for an Operation: Love Reunited session — a portrait session for military families of deployed soldiers. The deployed soldier receives an album of photos while they’re overseas, and it’s one of the most fun things I do. I love getting to meet families who are stationed at Ft. Leavenworth and the other surrounding areas, and I love sending packages with surprise photos to soldiers I have never met (and maybe never will). In case you’re new to the blog, we’re also doing a full day of OpLove sessions in Ft. Leavenworth this weekend!

Family sessions are some of the most challenging, especially with various ages of kids. This session went wonderfully, even with the range from 11 years old to 6 months old (and 4-year-old twins in the middle!). They are just the cutest family!



Cute, cute kids. I can’t wait to send these photos to their dad!





And their really beautiful mom:



I love how the twins are both sticking their tongues out in this next one… ha ha! :)


I think this one might be my favorite!


Thanks so much for participating in an OpLove session! I know your husband and dad will love these! :)

The photos and other content of this publication do not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the Department of Defense.


2 Responses to “Operation: Love Reunited Session at Shawnee Mission Park”

  1. Bob Says:


    Great set ofpictures! Thanks for what you are doing to support the troops & their families.

  2. Erin Slivka Says:


    WOW!!! I am truly amazed at these pictures and what a BLESSING that you are providing for families like ours. I couldn’t stop smiling while I was looking at these, you did such a treamendous job! Thank you so much….and you will DEFINATELY get to meet our soldier, as long as we are here in Kansas we will ALWAYS have you do our photo shoots…your work is remarkable and the kids loved you!
    Thanks so much for everything~ Erin

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