I LOVE my job, and i LOVE that I’ve been getting busier but holy eff crap today was a HARD day.
I really feel strongly about being there to capture every moment for people, sad and happy. My main goal is for people to gain some sort of emotion via my photos, any photo i take not just the military ones. Today i LITERALLY RAN from a homecoming to a “see you later”. The homecoming was MUCH more emotional for me, just imagining my husband being the one on the plane. I cried and intern made a female marine standing next to me cry. I couldnt help myself. I really didnt want to ruin this awesome moment for the girl i shot for but f**k dude i couldnt help it. I held it together pretty well though, well for my husband having just left 2 weeks ago almost to the day.
The see you later in the parking lot OF HELL was hard in different ways. There are SOOOO many woman just shaking from sobbing so hard, and I know exactly how they are feeling. Ive juuuuuust started to feel like I am pulling through the hardest bit, but damn it seeing those girls cry….its hard.
I thought throwing myself back into the photography thing would help, but today certainly was a HUGE reminder of what im going through instead of a distraction. Either way though, I am so happy to been able to capture the moments i did. I LOVE some of the pictures i took today, i just wish we could bring all our men home now and not have to go through all of this.