Daddy is coming home {CT family photographer}

I have been struggling with this post because I was trying to pick 3 or 4 photos to represent the photo session.  I changed my mind so many times.  Finally, I decided this session’s story couldn’t be told with a few photos.  I hope you enjoy part 1 and come back for part 2.


I had the wonderful opportunity to share a very special day with this family.  Today, Daddy was coming home.  Adam has been gone for 8 months on the U.S.S. Miami.  While I often thought of the men and women serving our country, I admit I didn’t often think of their families.  Since moving to this area, I have met many wonderful Navy families and am in awe of their strength.  8 months…or as one mom explained to her child that day…Mr. Adam had been gone since the Easter Bunny had visited and was home just in time for Santa’s visit. I know Christy didn’t get much sleep the night before and the two little girls, Cally and Lucy, were all dressed up to welcome Daddy home.

We started out the day at Eastern Point Beach to chase the submarine in.  It was so exciting to see the submarine as a speck on the horizon.  We watched as the tug boats led the submarine down the river towards the naval base.

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a glimpse

Thank you Santa


After the USS Miami passed Eastern Point, we headed down to the Naval Base. It was so heartwarming to see all of the families on base waiting for their loved ones. We were able to watch the tug boats lead the sub in. As a special surprise Santa showed up and led all of the daddies and husbands home. There was lots of flag waving, noisemakers and signs. Everyone was anxiously anticipating the securing of the sub and the opening of the pier to family. Check out Lucy’s Daddy doll…is that not the cutest idea ever?
coming in

our view

tug boat sub

USS Miami

USS Miami

bye bye tugboat

watching and waiting

Lucy and Daddy doll

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flag waving

  • Anna Sawin - December 9, 2009 - 11:04 pm

    Becky, what an AMAZING story you tell, so true and touching. Gorgeous photos, can’t wait for part two!

    P.S. I racked my brain and inquired around, and NO ONE can figure out who your mystery photog was–must have been an angel with a Canon!

  • ~Bil - December 10, 2009 - 6:08 am

    Wow, awesome photos Becky! Very Moving!

  • celeste - December 10, 2009 - 10:00 am

    You did an amazing job. So full of emotion. I can’t wait to see part 2.

  • Jess - December 10, 2009 - 11:25 am

    oh, I’m tearing up from these photos! I have a feeling I’m going to be sobbing when you post part 2!! Beautiful work, my friend!

  • Kimberly - December 10, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    AMAZING! You images tell a beautiful, emotional story and are a fantastic reminder to show our gratitude for the sacrifices our military (and their families) make every day! Great Job Becky!

  • Morgan Crane - December 10, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    I can’t wait for part two! this is fantastic!

  • kelly g - December 10, 2009 - 1:53 pm

    OMG. I have chills. What an awesome moment to capture. I cannot wait for part 2!

  • Rebecca - December 10, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    So awesome! I can’t wait for part 2!!!!

  • Christy - December 10, 2009 - 4:03 pm

    Thank you for doing such a great job!

  • Keri Doolittle Photography - December 10, 2009 - 5:54 pm

    Wow, that is just awesome, great pictures!!

  • Kim - December 12, 2009 - 12:31 pm

    Very touching. Love the photo of the men and women standing on the submarine waiting to see their family.

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