It’s such an honor to be asked to photograph a family, a newborn, or a milestone. It’s an even bigger honor to be asked to photograph a homecoming.
There is nothing more touching than that moment when someone sees their loved one for the first time in so long—sometimes up to a year. Often, internet connectivity is not the best on a ship, so emails only come sporadically. Care packages and letters in the mail can be an oasis of contact during an otherwise lonely time. On the other hand, the pure joy of that moment or reunion is unmatched, unparalleled, and I love getting to be part of it. No matter how long the separation, there are few greater joys than a military homecoming. This US Navy homecoming was an honor to capture.
On the day of the USS Prebble’s homecoming, we had such amazing weather. It was slightly overcast, with just a few rain sprinkles, but the love on that pier in Pearl Harbor shined through it all.
For Ms. D in particular, this was the first time that she and her husband had been separated by his deployment. So after nearly a year, the smiles on their faces when they saw each other again for the first time were just priceless.
Thank you so much for allowing me this great honor. I hope that you, your parents, and your friends will enjoy these very special memories