Flightline Family Photos | Heironomous Family
When you're military affiliated and involved in aviation, family photos on the flightline is an absolute must!
To any aviation family, the flightline holds a special place in your heart. It's the sight of homecoming reunions and goodbyes, the place your servicemember spends what feels like inordinate amounts of time, it's hot and dirty and loud.
Surprisingly, it's a great place to take family photos.
My husband was an MV-22 Osprey pilot - and I've done a slew of flightline family sessions, homecomings and ceremonies - so I know my way around a flightline and hangar.
Here are my tips for a flightline family session:
- I always bring a blanket for you to sit on but if you feel more comfortable, bring a towel to sit on. Flightlines and aircraft are dirty!
- You really feel the elements on the flightline. Wear something breathable and airy if it's summer, and pack layers in the winter.
- Think about what your servicemember will wear and match your outfit accordingly. If they're wearing woodlands, my favorite colors to go with dark green are blues, reds or yellows. Also, consider the color of the aircraft.
- Secure permission from your servicemember's commanding officer, executive officer or duty officer well enough in advance. Make sure the runway won't be active during our scheduled shoot time!
- Relax! Treat this like any other family session. Yes, it can feel awkward. But I promise the end result will be worth it!
I highly recommend flightline family sessions. Contact me now to schedule yours!