Operation: Love ReUnited is an amazing organization of photographers who donate their time and art to soldiers and their families. I was looking for a cause to participate and be associated with and stumbled across Op:Love and new it was one I would love to partake in! I applied and was accepted, welcomed quickly into a wonderful group of photographers who cover North Carolina and South Carolina. I remember the post right after I joined the group...There was a wife looking for a photographer to cover her husband's homecoming at Fort Bragg and after emailing several of the photographers in the group no one was able to cover the event! I was only a day or two involved and volunteered if no one else could cover it! Renee emailed me and we instantly hit it off! I now knew I HAD to do this for her! Emails were flying and I learned more about their relationship and how patriotic and giving their families were! What an honor to be able to capture this event for them! The homecoming dates are always up in the air so we waited and I rearranged my work schedule to make sure I could swing it! The day came and I had all my documents in line ready to show at the gate..only there are like 18 gates!! After going to several and finally getting through I just knew I was going to let them down and totally miss this opportunity!! I remember racing to get to the field and hearing sirens only to see the buses escorting the soldiers going right past me to the area where I SHOULD have been...my heart sank! More so, because I wanted so much to do this for them! I forged ahead and thank goodness they held the soldiers off! I was able to get parked, across the field and ready with only a very few minutes to spare! It was a gorgeous evening the light was beautiful and there were tears of joy shed that evening. It's an amazing sight to see all the loved ones reuniting with their soldiers.. If you've never experienced it, I highly suggest it! If you're a photographer looking for a great cause, click Operation: Love ReUnited and we would love to have you be a part of our family!