Military Homecomings – Rapid City, SD Photographer

Military Homecomings. They are a type of session that holds a special place in my heart. Once upon a time, I was in the Army and I met a dude while I was in training and moved to South Dakota. At a young age of 19, I had my daughter. Two months before she was born, her daddy deployed to Afghanistan for a year. He didn’t even get to meet her until she was two months old. Thankfully, I found someone who was able to take photos for us capturing this ridiculously emotional trek to the airport for us. (Thanks, Melanie!)

Seriously. I was a weepy mess. And I don’t have a nice cry face. But I am SO glad that we got wonderful photos of that day.

I understand not everyone had a baby while their service member was deployed. I understand that every situation is different. But I also understand that deployments plain suck. We all know it. But for a military family, it’s just a fact of life. Had I ever had the opportunity to deploy,  I absolutely would have wanted to have someone there to capture my return as well. As much as deployments suck, returns are always amazing.

With all of my wonderful experience, it will always remain that I will capture military homecomings for free. Always.

Samantha

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