What to Expect from Me as Your Homecoming Photographer
The Marine Corps has a deployment cycle; units cycle through various deployments - MEU, SPMAGTF, etc. - and the 31 MEU is one of the largest. Multiple groups - thousands of Marines - spend six months in Japan supporting efforts in the Pacific Fleet.
As far as deployments go, this one isn't too bad. Okinawa is beautiful, and your Marine has cell service and WiFi for most of the deployment. When my husband did this deployment - our first - several years ago, we talked nearly every day; he went hiking frequently and ate loads of ramen. I tell my clients this deployment is a great first deployment.
But "isn't too bad" doesn't mean anything when you don't see your new spouse for six months, when you got married right before you deployed, are 3,000 miles from home, and have no idea what to expect because you've never done this before and neither have any of your milspouse friends.
This is where I come in. I'm here to see you through this, to talk you through the crazier things the Marine Corps will throw at you. We'll chat as you pick out a homecoming outfit, text consistently with you before the big day, get to the reunion location when you do and talk about whatever helps you get your mind off your nerves. I'm your friend who's done this before - who did this twice in three years on both the ground and air side - and can walk you through it.
If you have a homecoming on the horizon and are looking for someone who's a bit more than just that person who takes photos, contact me. We'll get through this together.