06-07-2013

Justin’s Homecoming | Columbia, SC

Where do I even begin this post? Amanda is a fellow photographer and posted on a Facebook page [that we are members of] that she was looking for someone to photograph her husband’s homecoming. I immediately messaged her saying I would love the pleasure of doing this and thankfully she agreed to let me share this experience with her!

There are really no words to describe what I felt that day. I had never met Justin before this day, but knowing what he and so many other men and women have done during their services in the military, it still meant more to me than I know how to explain. He flew in to Columbia, SC. We waited for his arrival in an airplane hanger with several hundred other people; shoulder to shoulder, literally. Needless to say, it was H-O-T! You could feel the emotions of everyone there as we waited for their arrival.

Once they landed, the door to the hanger was closed so they could march in before being dismissed to their families. Once it opened, an overwhelming applause filled the hanger. Flags were flying, people shouting; incredible! So extremely thankful to have been a part of this experience. Enjoy some of my favorite photos of Justin’s homecoming!

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