I love doing Operation: Love Reunited sessions. It’s so great to meet families and soldiers who are going through a deployment. I got to meet up with this adorable couple for an OpLove session while the soldier was home for a few weeks on leave from Iraq. I am so glad it worked out — and I absolutely love the photos we captured!
You’ll notice that in OpLove photos, the soldier’s name is blurred out on their uniform — that’s for their protection and a new regulation from the OpLove organization. :)
We met up at Liberty Memorial in downtown Kansas City, which is home to the World War I Museum. It’s a really neat location and also perfect for OpLove sessions.
Okay, on to the cuteness. You know I love “series” shots, and that’s definitely how I shoot — several frames in a row to capture the in-between moments that really show off a relationship, personalities, etc. So to kick off this post, I’m starting with three shots in series that I love.
Don’t they look great together?
They were so natural in front of the camera, it was almost unreal. I’m starting to think they’re professional models disguised as normal people… :)
There’s nothing quite like the summer sun. I love how casual and connected they look in these.
Maybe my favorite:
I like the look in black and white, too. Especially the look on this soldier’s face! :)
I am a big fan of close-ups. :)
Red shoes = No place like home = Kansas. Brilliant idea! :)
Thanks so much for asking me to take your photos! I hope the rest of your deployment goes very quickly, and we’ll be praying for your safe return back home! :)
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