Naval Air Station Jacksonville | Military Homecoming | Welcome Home Mr. S

April 26, 2017  •  1 Comment

When a fellow Navy wife and homeschooling momma contacted me about documenting her husband's homecoming, I was thrilled! I have been wanting to document a homecoming for a while now, but with my own husband gone so much I hadn't had the opportunity until now (hooray for shore duty!). Mrs. N also wanted updated individuals of each of her children and a family portrait for her wall.

When we arrived, we started with individuals while we were waiting for the plane's arrival. Adorable bunch, aren't they? They are truly wonderful children and it was such a pleasure photographing them and seeing them interact with each other. 

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Once the plane arrived, the excitement really began. I love this moment between Mrs. N and her oldest as they celebrated that they did it, they made it through deployment.  Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

 

And the look of pure joy. He's home at last! Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

 

Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

 

This family is such a great team. It was a joy to watch them all together and seeing the love and support for each other than surely helped them through Dad's long deployment.  Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

The oldest and youngest have a special relationship that I was able to capture some of here. Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

Watching and waiting for the plane to taxi in and Dad to get off.
Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

 

Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

And I had to include this one with Mr. H's excitement and of course his dirty feet. 
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Once Dad was off the plane, the kids all ran to him and piled up until all five of them had him surrounded in a giant hug.  Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

Then it was Mom's turn to welcome Dad home. Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

 

And there was lots more hugging.  Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

Before I left, we gathered everyone in front of one of the planes in the hangar to get their family portrait for their wall. It's going to be the perfect focal point of their family photo wall. I helped Mrs. N by configuring a couple of layout options for her wall with this and the individuals of the kids. I can't wait to see the final product when everything is up! Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

And of course, I couldn't leave without getting one of just Mom and Dad.  Navy pilot homecomingMilitary Homecoming Session | Naval Air Station JacksonvilleCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

 

Thank you H Family for commissioning me to document this special day for you. It was an honor and privilege to photograph and get to know your family more!

<3

Kim

Owner/Artist-Photographer

Kimberly Tank Art & Photography

Would you like your military family member's next homecoming documented? Contact me here for more information and to commission your military homecoming session.

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Jennifer(non-registered)
These are fantastic! What a great memory for this family!
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Kimberly Tank is an award winning professional photographer and artist in Saint Marys, Georgia, servicing Camden County in Southeast Georgia (including Kingsland & Woodbine) and Northeast Florida (including Yulee, Callahan, Fernandina Beach, & Jacksonville). Using natural light and custom on location sessions, Kimberly Tank specializes in the family and child photography; providing an exceptional customer experience and helping you turn your family memories into works of art.

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