{ H Family OpLove} | Crestview FL Family Photographer

I am incredibly blessed to be a participant in the Operation: Love ReUnited campaign. I get to give back to something so near and dear to my heart. There are currently only two photographers in our immediate area offering OpLove sessions. We are in a huge military area so there is quite a need! I was contacted by fellow OpLove photographer¬† Jennifer to do a session for her family. Her husband is deploying in December and of course I said yes! (Even if I secretly felt there was a tad bit more pressure than doing a session for a non photographer OpLove family:)) Jennifer, her husband Matt, and their son Brendan were a lot of fun to work with! Brendan definitely suffers from what those of us in the business know as “Photographer’s Child Syndrome” however, unlike my own children, he is old enough to know what has to be done to get the shot! (And there was some bribery involved.) Anyways, to the Hoffmann family thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to capture these memories for you. Matt, I hope you have a safe deployment!¬† Enjoy your sneak peek!IMG_2661-2edit

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The following shot tugs at my heart strings for it’s an embrace that as a military wife I know all too well. The one where time stands still, even if just for a moment. This embrace is a little tighter because it will be your final one for a long time. This is the hardest embrace to let go from as you try to soak in every drop you can while praying it will last just a little longer…

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December 23, 2009 - 11:31 pm

Darlene - Beautiful captures – please thank him for his service.

December 16, 2009 - 10:28 am

Jenny Jardine - These are gorgeous Sarah, I bet the family loved them. What a great thing you are doing for these military families.

December 9, 2009 - 11:10 pm

Schona Kessler - Love the shoes shot and the last one. Definately an emotional time and they will cherish these. :)

December 7, 2009 - 8:57 pm

Jeannette Chirinos Gold - beautiful OPlove session
this is something to admire, great job

December 7, 2009 - 9:16 am

Shannon - Sarah, you always do the best job with these sessions and constantly amaze me how you incorporate the love for our country in with the love of the family! LOVE these! I think my fave is the flag with their feet one:)

December 6, 2009 - 2:51 pm

Manuella Pararas-Hulbert - What a bittersweet session. I bet they’ll cherish these pics always and it will help to look at them while waiting for her hubby to return. It’s a wonderful thing that you do.

December 5, 2009 - 4:40 pm

Tyjuana Hill-Smith - Great captures! This family will treasure these!

December 4, 2009 - 11:08 pm

Renee - Such wonderful emotion in the last shot! I especially adore the flag/feet shot. Great job and how wonderful for you to give back to Op Love.

December 3, 2009 - 9:03 pm

Mary - Sarah – these are lovely – the emotion and the special connection of this family is wonderful to see.

Gotta love the k-swiss! I’m a k-swiss girl from way back when. :)

December 3, 2009 - 7:25 am

Evie Curley - These are great Sarah. I really feel like you captured the essence of their family here. Beautiful!

December 1, 2009 - 6:09 pm

Britt Anderson - wow, you would never know he had photographer child’s syndrome, they are great! What a great thing you are doing!

November 30, 2009 - 3:31 pm

Petra - Gorgeous job..and keep it up! Hats off to all the troops around the glove! May God bring them back to their families quickly and safely!

November 30, 2009 - 9:37 am

leia - I could not have said it any better than Jeannine did! You are truly a blessing for OpLove Families, capturing such heartfelt moments. The last picture had me tearing up because I too know all to well how it feels! God Bless you Matt and Be Safe! :)

November 30, 2009 - 5:00 am

Gillian - That is too sad – I dont think I could do it :( Beautiful shots. I know they’ll cherish these :)

November 29, 2009 - 10:28 pm

Jeannine McCloskey - My god, your pictures are the blessing, because you capture so many emotions in your pictures, and whether you add words or not, anyone can see what these pictures should say.
Love your work. Hope they do too!

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