Category: Military

Together Again

Together Again

I’ve had the joy of photographing quite a few homecomings here at Fort Hood, Texas.  Usually it’s this big group and everyone is packed on a field or in a gym with the deejay blaring “YMCA” or “What does the Fox say?”  There’s fanfare and speeches and it’s really exciting.

But there’s also the smaller homecomings that are so much more quiet and intimate.  The ones where it’s only a handful of soldiers coming in at the little airport.  I honestly love this kind just as much.  Not only does the airport have amazing lighting but it’s peaceful and laidback.  There’s no crowd to fight through and you don’t have to worry about people interupting the moment or stepping into the shot.  It’s just a different kind of beautiful experience.
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Father Meets Son: Fort Hood Homecoming Photographer

Father Meets Son: Fort Hood Homecoming Photographer

All homecomings are emotional events for both the families left at home and then service members returning.  But what’s even more emotional than two people being reunited is when a parent meets their child for the first time.  I’m so glad I got to capture this little boy meeting his daddy for the first time.

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Katie Smith specializes in capturing the bonds between people.
With over four years experience in photographing couples and families, she enjoys watching the way people interact with each other.
When not photographing her amazing clients, she likes to sit at home with the people she loves.
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Fort Hood Homecoming

Fort Hood Homecoming

Welcome Home

Fort Hood Homecoming

Homecoming Photographer

Killeen Army Photographer

Fort Hood Family Photographer

Katie Smith has eight years experience as an Army wife.
She’s supported her husband through two deployments, three years of recruiting, and an uncounted amount of training.
She knows the anticipation of homecoming and the relief and joy that comes with that first hug after a long deployment.