A Rainy Day Homecoming at VRC-40

I photographed this homecoming about 10 months ago, just after Christmas time. I was in the midst of building my military homecoming photography blog, so it never got posted here. This sweet family just welcomed a brand new baby boy to their family so I thought this would be the perfect time to share this sweet homecoming. Earlier this week I shared a summer, sunny day military homecoming in the same VRC-40 hanger, so be sure to check that one out too! 

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This was a seriously fun homecoming. The homecoming was scheduled to be REALLY early, like I arrived before the sun rose early. I'm not usually a morning person but I was just so happy and excited for the Massel family! 

Owen was adorable in his tiny flight suit and the group of ladies I got the opportunity to spend the morning with were so sweet. About 20 minutes before the planes were scheduled to land, Amanda received a call. It was her husband, and he was going to be late.

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Such is the life of a Navy wife, always waiting and expecting delays. But Amanda didn't let that get her down, she took the opportunity and ran over to VAW-123's hanger and was able to watch her best friend reunite with her husband. Deployment friendships are so strong, and it was amazing to watch friends experience homecoming together.

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After waiting out the rain inside, and practicing the perfect "run to dad" technique, it was finally time for the big moment!

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It was so sweet to watch this family reunite. I mean aren't these photos just dreamy, and heartwrenching, and so romantic. <3 Maybe it was just because I was there, but my heart can't help but flutter when I was looking back through these photos.

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Thank you so much for your service LT. Massel! 

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This beautiful, rainy day, military homecoming took place in Norfolk, VA at the squadron hanger for VRC-40. 

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