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Perspective: Operation Love Reunited

image There are days when my stress level is seriously at its max and I want to just scream or take it all out on the heavy bag.  I wasn’t looking for perspective when I found Operation: Love Reunited, but perspective found me.  Op Love is a organization that captures and documents (so lovingly and respectfully) the different transitions of deployed families– pre-deployment, saying goodbye, the deployment and the welcome home.  It is the most beautiful concept, and having gone through everyone of those stages several times, I truly appreciate what they have done for these families.  Photographs are so crucial during times like this– sometimes its the only thing you have to cling to. 






WARNING:  *Bawlfest ahead*











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My all time favorite:


I don’t know if the photographers know how much they have given these families, but I would  love to just express my thanks for such a wonderful project, and give a shout out to all the loving and artistic photographers who have made the process a little bit easier:

Gina Geigley Photography :: San Diego, CA

Photography by Charise :: Ventura, CA

Evolution Photos :: Texas

Priceless Reflections :: Cincinnati, OH

Ali Mocabee Designs :: Kansas

Sincere Photography :: Ft. Campbell. KY

Janet Hufftstetler :: North Carolina

Katrina Wheeler :: Oceanside, CA

Jennifer C Photography :: Las Vegas

Roelf Steyn :: Chattanooga, TN

Rayna Hopkins Photography :: Dallas, TX

Graham Photography :: Texas

TLP Studio :: Denver, CO

Cassandra Deiterle Photography :: Hawaii

Vicki Byerley :: Missouri

Christy B. Anderson :: New Kent County, VA

Flying Turtle Photography :: Sand Springs, OK

Julie Edwards :: San Diego, CA

PMJ Photography :: Indiana

Breezy Cranford :: Texas

Kim McCormick ::  Brevard County, FL

JoJo Photography :: Texas

Baby Bee Photography :: Texas

Heather’s Captures :: Utah

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  • Thanks for sharing. I was all stressed this morning myself, but this post definitely puts some perspective on that and was a much needed dose of reality. Aaahhh, I feel much better now. A little teary, but much calmer and grounded! These photographers really are giving an amazing gift to these families. So cool.

    July 18, 2008 at 8:37 am
  • Okay, you got me. I am boohooing my little eyes out! Oh my, my, my!
    I have never experienced this myself, but my brother-in-law (a member of the Army National Guard) just returned from his second tour in Irag. And I must say that I have the utmost respect for military spouses — You all are amazing rocks for so many — I don’t think that I could do it on a daily basis. And I am in awe of the love and support that you give to your deployed spouse and to your children.

    July 18, 2008 at 9:34 am
  • THANK YOU!!! I have heard about this and my biz partner and I wanted to be involved so badly but wasn’t sure of where to get the information! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Just to be able to help out a family who can’t be with their loved one at a tough time….to give them something to hold…this hits me on soo many levels I just really want to be a part of this.

    July 18, 2008 at 10:07 am
  • Kay and Erin, you are so welcome. It’s amazing sometimes the things we take for granted and appreciate if we take a moment and slow down.

    Christina, definitely contact them and PLEASE keep me in the loop. I would love to know how it turns out and see your awesome images.

    Happy Friday, everyone!

    July 18, 2008 at 3:20 pm
  • Great cause and very nice photos. I’ve had several family members going through this the last few years, one just reached his base this past week. I’d like to get involved too, this helps on so many levels, thank you 🙂

    July 22, 2008 at 12:40 am
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