A military family’s newborn portrait session

by | Children and family portrait photography, Maternity and newborn photography

Military family wins our Mother’s Day promotion for a newborn portrait session before their big move to South Korea.

Earlier this year I ran a Mother’s Day promotion for military moms and moms-to-be, for a complementary portrait session at our studio. What can I say? I’m so proud to be the mom of a beautiful girl who serves in the US Army; it means I have a total soft spot for those who serve in uniform, and who sacrifice so much to defend our freedom and the liberties that the rest of us sometimes take for granted.

We were so overjoyed that Jocelyn was one of our winners of our promotion. Jocelyn and her husband Jordan, and their gorgeous daughter Gracie, were expecting at the time so they decided to postpone their portrait session until little Ryker arrived.

Now, I love family portraits, but when you add a newborn baby, then I go weak at the knees.

“Yes!,” I said. “I’ll wait!” 🙂

Not only were they expecting but Jocelyn and Jordan, who maintains helicopters for the US Army, are preparing to relocate very soon to South Korea. Oh! My! Gosh! And I thought that my life was busy!

Finally the day of their photography session arrived, and what a beautiful military family they are! So kind. So friendly. Their appreciation for their family photo shoot was so humbling given that their family life is so affected by Jordan’s decision to serve the rest of us.


On top of everything, Jocelyn and Jordan brought two of the most adorable little munchkins to the studio. Gracie is all curls and smiles (she totally rocks sugar-and-spice-and-all-things-nice). Baby Ryker is a newborn photographers dream! All chunky cheeks and squishy lips and baby buns!

I am so grateful for all of the wonderful clients who visit us at the studio. Y’all make my day. You give me permission to do what I love and create art that I hope you will cherish forever. This military family reminded me that we all have a purpose. Mine allows me to live and work in a city of relative safety, in a country I love, thanks only to the efforts of others.

To Jocelyn and Jordan: Photographing your family added amazing joy to my day. I only hope that your photographs bring you comparable happiness. I wish you wonderful success and adventure for your deployment to South Korea. Stay safe. Be forever happy. And come and visit me when you get home so I can hear Gracie and Ryker’s stories about all the mischief they got up to (in Korean, of course!)

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