My friends Samantha and Joe are something special. Just seeing them together, you can see how much her heart is tied to Joe, and reflected back is how he’d do anything for her. When she asked me about shooting his ship’s homecoming at Mayport later this year, I was excited.. but even more excited when I got a last-minute call about doing photos before he was shipped off. I absolutely encourage any military couple that will be separated for a long period of time to do a shoot like this. It gives you something to look back on, and photos to treasure forever when your mate is away.
We only had a very short time to shoot before the sun came down, but their love shone through their photos anyway. Here are a few favorites from that shoot.