{THE HALL FAMILY} ARMY HOMECOMING | FORT HOOD, TEXAS

Every homecoming is different, and yet every homecoming is the same.

A homecoming is like a bare nerve- it is sensitive, it is painful, it is pulsating, and it feel like its about to tear.

And then comes that sweet moment -  a white bus off in the distance - and noise falls ... time stands still, and the atmosphere changes. 

Everything changes in that precious moment - because the wait is finally over. 

SPC Hall - welcome home! Gaby and Payton missed you so much! 

 

{THE ELLIOTT FAMILY} ARMY HOMECOMING | FORT HOOD, TEXAS

It was the longest wait - and the most emotional return. From constant rescheduling to an emotional rollercoaster, to finally a good day - the GREATEST day!

This Friday was the day Taylor and her babies got to welcome their soldier home. 

The air was filled with anticipation, and nervousness, and so much love - and as soon as a glimpse of the white bus was seen, tears started to fill up the eyes. Tears of joy and tears of relief. Tears of happiness. 

Welcome home SGT Elliott!

{THE ROYSTER FAMILY} ARMY HOMECOMING | FORT HOOD

It was 2 A.M., the air was getting crispier, temperatures falling below 30 degrees but no matter how late or cold, you could feel the wave of warmth wash over you - warmth from all the raw emotion felt by the loved ones of the soldiers coming back from a long deployment. 

Time away is trying - long time away is indescribable.  So it is finally time to say: 

Welcome home SPC Royster!  You were missed!

{THE MARTIN FAMILY} HOMECOMING STORY| VILSECK, GERMANY HOMECOMING PHOTOGRAPHER

Brittini was one of the very first people I met here in Vilseck, when we moved into our house. Little did I know that only after a few short months of knowing each other her husband would deploy for a long time, leaving Brittni missing him to the moon and back.

It was almost fate that led me to the same gymnasium 9 months later where Joseph, Brittni's husband, was coming back to. When I saw Brittni there, nervous and excited all at the same time, all I wanted was to capture those precious moments of their reunion. 

Welcome back SPC. Martin! 

{The Covert Family} A HOMECOMING STORY | VILSECK, GERMANY HOMECOMING PHOTOGRAPHER

This sweet family has waited nine long months to see each other. Being deployed when your baby is only 4 months old is hard on everyone but the best part is always the reunion. Nine long months and two hours of waiting at the Vilseck Memorial Gym, Naomi and TJ couldn't stay still waiting to see Daddy again. Welcome home SPC. Covert!