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Corbin Popped the Question!

My brother-in-law, Corbin, asked his girlfriend, Kimberly, of almost 7 years to marry him on December 23rd! Zac and I were home for the holidays in East Texas and were in on the plan; have everyone over to the house to open one present before Christmas, Kimberly would have to be last. Corbin wrapped the ring inside of a box, inside a box, inside a box; on each box was a letter telling Kimberly how extraordinary she is. Once she got to the smallest box Corbin dropped to his knees and asked the question, to which the answer was a quick,' YES!' A very exciting moment for our family and I was thrilled to be there for it!!! We did their engagement photos Christmas Eve, stay tuned for those! Congrats Corbin and Kimmy! 

USS Roosevelt Homecoming with the Droughn Family! San Diego Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing the return of the new Chief Droughn! While out to sea he made Chief, which is a HUGE deal, and his family was given VIP access to his homecoming. For those of you who don't know how a navy ship homecoming works; the first people off are the big wigs of the boat (captain, etc.) then come the winners of the first kiss raffle (spouses at home enter a chance to have their sailor come off the boat in the first wave to get that first smooch) then come the new dads (where I always cry) and then the new chiefs! Being a VIP is so cool, there's food, chairs, local San Diego mascots from our attractions and you are literally next to the carrier! The Droughn kids were great sports by letting me take their photo the entire time, the helped their mom put the finishing touches on their sign and flew past the news reporters standing between them and their dad! I had to fight the reporters, camera man and photojournalists away to get there, hopefully the people that got my elbows to their ribs survived ok. ;) Overall, this was one of the most memorable homecomings and I'm honored to have photographed it! <3