Welcome Home, Thomas!

The blog circle members decided the theme for this month–Red, White and Blue–well over a month ago. When I arrived at the hangar at Cherry Point and met Lacey, I knew this military homecoming was going to be perfect to share on the blog today!

The heat was scorching that day on the tarmac, but nothing kept this family’s spirits down. We waited in the hangar until it was time for the aircrafts’ arrival, when everyone cheered and moved out to greet their loved ones! Lacey almost had to hold her kids back from running out there as the planes taxied to their parking spots. Finally, the three boys were able to run out to hug their Dad! This military homecoming brought many of us to tears (happy tears, of course)! And check out the shirts the boys wore–they painted the flags themselves! Aren’t they the cutest?! Mom’s dress was perfect for the occasion, too!

Welcome home, Thomas, and all of the Marines and Sailors of VMGR-252!

“The flag represents all the values and the liberties Americans have and enjoy everyday.”
–Bill Shuster

When you’re done looking around here, head over to Oklahoma Maternity Photographer, Nicole Gulick Photography’s take on the Red, White & Blue theme here, then follow the links to see everyone’s work until you get back to my blog! :)

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Thank you, Thomas and family, for your service to this wonderful nation! And, again, welcome home!

xoxo,
Lauren

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USMC Homecoming at Camp Lejeune

“It’s hard being left behind… It’s hard to be the one who stays.”
–Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

This Marine Corps homecoming, like many others, took place in the wee hours of a Saturday morning. Though the Marines arrived to nearby MCAS Cherry Point around midnight, they were released at Camp Lejeune just about an hour before sunrise! As if their families hadn’t waited long enough for them to return, waiting past the midnight hour seemed most excruciating. (Hot dogs and chips can only hold you over for so long!)

Eventually, the Marines were released from the armory and bused over to this homecoming location! Then, in a flash, everyone unloaded from the buses! In that very moment, anxiety melted into joy as the Marines united with their families.

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Welcome home, Marines!

xoxo,
Lauren

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming military homecoming? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with North Carolina Homecoming Photographer Lauren Nygard! :) I’d love to hear from you!

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Welcome Home! – MCAS Miramar Homecoming

Dad was gone for too long before making his long trip back to California. After being stuck en route for what seemed like forever, he was free to come home! His family was anxiously awaiting his return and is so relieved that he’s back!

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Welcome Home! These photos were taken on Portra 400 film using both a Nikon F100 and a Mamiya 645, and developed and scanned by North Coast Photographic Services.

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Are you looking for a photographer for your upcoming military homecoming? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Homecoming Photographer Lauren Nygard! :) I’d love to hear from you!

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Welcome Home, Adam! – San Diego Airport Homecoming

Welcome Home, Adam! Your family missed you so much while you were gone, and were so excited to have you home again!

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Welcome Home, Adam!!

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Looking for a photographer for your upcoming military homecoming? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Homecoming Photographer Lauren Nygard! :) I’d love to hear from you!

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Welcome Home, Nick! – Homecoming at MCAS Miramar

Jenifer is no stranger to holding down the home front while Nick is away, but she’s been relieved of that duty since Nick got back from his most recent deployment! Her two boys were SO excited and looked so adorable in their matching outfits! It was a great honor to photograph this homecoming at MCAS Miramar for this beautiful family!

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Welcome Home, Nick! These photos were taken on Portra 160 film using both a Nikon F100 and a Mamiya 645, and developed and scanned by North Coast Photographic Services.

xoxo,
Lauren

 

Looking for a photographer for your upcoming military homecoming? Email Lauren at lauren@laurennygard.com or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Homecoming Photographer Lauren Nygard! :) I’d love to hear from you!

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