I am so proud to be giving back to the military by participating through Operation: Love Reunited for the past 5 years. OpLove is a non-profit, volunteer organization that offers a free military photo shoot, done by professional photographers, to deployed military members and their families absolutely FREE of charge! These patriotic themed sessions are designed to boost moral during deployment.
Giving Back to the Military
Qualifications to Participate & The Gift of Photography:
To participate in our program you must be an immediate family member of or a member of the military.
Post-Homecoming sessions are not allowed. ALL sessions shall follow a patriotic theme. Pre-Deployment sessions shall include a uniformed service member with the option to change clothes later in the session.
Clients will receive 15 – 4×6 images to send overseas to the deployed service member for an extra special boost of moral. At no time will a disk of photos be “required” to send to the client.
Clients are allowed 2 sessions per calendar year.
- Pre-deployment Session with service person and family (photographer sends an album directly to the deployed service member)
- Leaving Session at the time of the actual departure
- Already Gone Session with the family while service person is deployed (photographer sends an album directly to the deployed service member)
- R&R Session done when service person is home for R&R (photographer sends an album directly to the deployed service member)
- Homecoming session at the actual time of arrival (at the photographer’s discretion, an album or disk will be given to the family)
Fresh Look Photography is currently only scheduling OpLove sessions on weekday mornings/early afternoons.
Homecoming sessions are not scheduled portrait sessions after the service member returns, they are photo journalistic sessions capturing the moments leading up to and during the service member’s day of return.
After Your Session:
We will schedule a separate appointment to view images from your session. At that point we can discuss any additional prints or products you may wish to order. Remember, you are under NO obligation to purchase anything additional from your session, however as an OpLove client, you will receive a special discount on on all prints and products that I currently offer!