I was so honored to do this session!
I met Melissa through e-mail this year.
Both of our husbands are officers
on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Although Melissa and I
developed a friendly
we never met face to face
until the night of the Christmas party
at the Casino Resort.
We ate dinner together and
found that we had alot in common.
She is also a lover of photography and does amazing work!
We talked all night and arranged to get her girls
and Bren together
in the future.
Melissa's husband just received orders to
serve in Iraq for almost a year and a half.
He'll be leaving soon,
so this session was very important
to provide memories that they
can all hold in their hands
when they are missing each other.
Which will be often.
Melissa is strong though
and an amazing mom too,
so I'm sure she'll
do better than even she expects.
no matter how you package it,
separation is hard.
Keep Melissa and her sweet family
in your thoughts and prayers this year.
I know the coming year and beyond
is going to be tough on them.
But I also know that
Melissa has a strong support system
and a great attitude
about how she'll handle the deployment.
I'll be counting down the days
with her and
remain constantly thankful
that our Nation has honorable men
who are willing to serve
so that our children can have a
safer more secure future.
Thank you Melissa and Carlo,
for letting me into your home
to capture a bit of your
life through my lens.