Filed under: babes,family,just because,kiddos,military,my town,newsworthy,portraits — admin at 1:14 pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I’ve photographed several families for years – every fall or every summer. I love them. All of them.

Nicole & Dustin are clients that I’ve seen at least once every three months (with a few exceptions) for the last three years. Nicole has become a GREAT friend! I can’t explain how blessed we are to have them in our lives!

When *G* was born in February – Dustin was unable to be there (he was serving our country overseas) and I was SO sad when my horrible cold (or whatever it was) didn’t go away in time to be there. Thankfully – Bridget Reed (who did our birth photography with Fitzgerald) was able to be there! Check out their beautiful birth session.

When Nicole asked me about coming to the airport to photograph Dustin’s homecoming – we discovered it would most likely be while I was on vacation. SERIOUSLY!? Bridget was put back on stand by – just in case. By the way – Bridget – I am SO thankful that you and I have a great relationship when it comes to our clients and our businesses in general. Thank you so much for that!

Surprisingly – I was able to be there!


Waiting. Just a few seconds more.


That picture on top – makes me cry – EVERY TIME!

Thank you daddy. For everything.


Thank you Dustin for your sacrifice. Thank you both for your friendship. Thank you.



Comment by Nicole

August 20, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

I have no words for how much it meant to us having you there! Love you!


Comment by Lori

August 20, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

Wow, what a beautiful set of memories, Dani. You made me cry. Welcome home, Dustin. And thank you for your service to our country!


Comment by Stacey

August 20, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

Loved these, they bring back so many memories of waiting for my own dad to get off the plane when he was in the Navy!


Comment by Stephanie

August 20, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

These pictures made me tear up. Absolutely beautiful. You have such a good eye. You are so good with the kids.


Comment by Tanya Lauro

September 9, 2013 @ 1:32 am

This album is my favorite you captured a very special moment in Nicole’s life. Just amazing this made me tear up but so happy you got to capture it. Job well done. 🙂

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