Marine Corps Flightline Family Session
As a former pilot spouse, flightlines are always my favorite place to shoot on base, and Camp Pendleton's flightline is absolutely stunning, set amongst rolling hills.
They’re either deafening from planes landing or the screaming and joy of a homecoming, or they’re totally silent, save for a few critters living in the hangars. I love flightline sessions because I get to see one half of the couple totally in their element and the other so obviously enamored and in awe with their partner’s comfort.
I first met Kimberly and Josh when I shot their homecoming in April. Because of COVID, we weren't allowed on the flightline for the return, and Kimberly and I had gushed over how amazing a flightline session would be. Well, Kimberly knows the way to my heart, and we made a flightline session happen. On this day, there was a thick mid-summer San Diego marine layer but as I drove onto base, the clouds burned off and we had an incredible sunset. MCAS Pendleton is surrounded by gorgeous hills dotted with tall palm trees, and the sun-drenched backdrop was gorgeous.
Kimberly is a flight attendant we started the session in civilian clothes (check out the hueys on Josh's shirt, made by Altitude Accessories) then both transitioned into their uniforms.
Moral of the story: if you’re a pilot family, let’s do a flightline session.