I just love them. Back when my husband was stationed in Fort Riley, KS I photographed a lot of them. I was extremely sad when my husband finished his contract with the Army, because that meant that we had to move away and I couldn't do these type of sessions anymore. Boy was I wrong.
We moved to the beautiful Pacific North West, right into Spokane and, to my surprise, there is an Air Force Base here! My heart was filled with joy, I could continue doing these homecoming ceremonies for all the military families! Yay!
This session was very special. Mikinzie had contacted me about a Homecoming Session at the Spokane International Airport (GEG) Planning for the Future with super short notice - her husband was going to be home the next day! I'm so thankful that I was available for her and her family that day, and that I could take these images, make this slideshow, and just be there for this special occasion.
You see, this was their FOURTH deployment together. But the first one for their baby Tristan. He was just shy of 2 months old when mission called and his daddy had to leave him.
Thankfully, Adam made it back home to them safe and sound - and oh were there tears of joy when he first laid eye on his son and wife. The first thing he said was "You got so big!". Yes. Instant tears.
This homecoming was absolutely beautiful and I am just so thankful I got to be part of it!
Thank you so much, Hein Family. And once again, Welcome Home Staff Sergeant Hein!
Watch the video below for more images from this amazing homecoming!
Katherine contacted me around Christmas last year with a request for a session I had never done before. She said she was looking for
"a fun business photo shoot, one that expresses these words I am trying
to convey in my fitness and health coaching business:
Straightforward, Compassionate, Resourceful, Persistent, Energetic, and Inspiring."
I was intrigued. Challenge accepted.
The session was booked. Leading up to it I did tons of research. I found myself on fitness websites, looking through magazines, following fitness hashtags on Instagram, etc. just so I can get an idea of how to pose strong and fit women like Katherine.
All the research has paid off.
Katherine had sent me some images she was inspired by, and that is how we chose the location for this special request session.
Most of her images were in an urban setting, some at a beautiful park, but still using the structure of different buildings as a backdrop.
So of course, the first location that came to my mind was:
The famous Spokane Riverfront Park.
And it did not disappoint.
During our session we talked about Katherine and her journey, what inspired her to start this business. I was amazed, and I want to share her story with you.
Theresa Burkhart, owner of Theresa Burkhart Photography