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Welcome Home! Oahu, Hawaii Military Homecoming Photography

I love military homecoming sessions! This past Valentine's Day I got to photograph Katerina's husband coming home to Pearl Harbor, HI and seeing all the joy of sailors from the USS Texas reuniting with their families.

All last week was rainy and stormy weather and the morning of Valentine's Day was no exception. The night before I ran to the store to find a clear(ish) umbrella and watched the weather obsessively until it was time to meet on Pearl Harbor.  We watched the submarine pull into the harbor and it passed the families the rain slowed down and by the time we got to the pier the rain was almost done! When her husband came off the rain was a light sprinkle and we were able to get lots of photos. They held each other so tight he forgot he had a rose in is hand for her! Her husband also earned his Dolphin Pin (which is a HUGE deal for a submarine officer, google it) and waited until he was on land so Katerina could pin it to him.

Needless to say, with my husband gone (but not for much longer) it was wonderful to celebrate Valentine's Day by documenting a couple coming back together again! 

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Aloha,

Sarah

Welcome home Allchin! Sarah Nail Photography: San Diego and Oahu Military Homecoming Photography

Its been a busy October for military homecomings! I got to meet the Allchin family as they welcomed home their husband and dad! His tour was with the USNS Mercy with his helicopter squadron HSC-21 on NAS Coronado. The crew returned on four helicopters and for this former aircrew wife brought back a lot of fond memories hanging out my husband’s squadron. Here’s a few of my favorite images from their homecoming.

Camp Pendleton Homecoming! Sarah Nail Photography: San Diego Military Homecoming Photographer

Capt. Jason Newsom returned home to his family after 7 months overseas at Camp Pendleton earlier this month! I had the pleasure of meeting his wonderful wife Pricilla and their handsome son, I had a great time talking and getting to know about them while waiting for Marines to arrive. Their son even has a knack for photography and was very into learning how the camera worked! As a military wife myself I can relate to the huge array of emotions that come with homecomings! The Marine Corps Community Services of Camp Pendleton, MCCSCP, provided a bouncy house and inflated obstacle course to keep all the kiddos occupied while they waited; needless to say it those were a huge hit! I know the Newsom’s are happy to be back together and I was honored to document this time in their lives for them! 

Welcome Home Lt. Kelly! Sarah Nail Photography, Military Homecoming Photography San Diego, CA

Yesterday I photographed the USS Rushmore bringing home Lt. Kelly back to San Diego, CA just in time for Christmas! The Kelly's are friends with the Saade's and Lt. Saade came home too. These two men made their families holiday complete! Enjoy this double homecoming!