When Jessica contacted me about photographing the USS Enterprise’s homecoming for her I was elated! This was the first time a client had hired me for one of these types of events. This whole hiring of a professional photographer for a homecoming was very new to me. I have come to learn that it is a very popular thing to do!
The new dads who had babies born while they were deployed were able to get off first. Man, I thought I was doing pretty well holding all the emotion in until I starting seeing those new dads walking by us holding onto their teeny-tiny babies that they just met for the first time 10 minutes earlier. I lost it after that! It is a good thing Jessica’s husband wasn’t getting off the ship for a little bit still so I could get a grip and focus back on why I was there in the first place. Even though we waited out on the pier, in the cold, for over 4 hours for her husband to get off the ship, it was worth it to see them be reunited after almost 8 months apart! Thank you, Dean Family, for letting me capture these specials moments for you!