Today at the wedding blog, we’re saluting the men and women of the armed forces. And what better way than to pay our respects is by showcasing this lovely reunion photo shoot of McKall and Anthony. Shot by the team at Morgan Slade Photography, this session warmed our hearts the minute it hit our inbox. Read on for Morgan’s inspiration behind this special day.
This year I wanted to identify who my ideal clients are and set myself apart so that they would seek me out in a literal see of photographers. I wanted to find clients who were: dignified, proud, and had a meaningful story to tell. As a member of the military spouse/family community I feel that our story is worth telling. I found that I wanted to attract people like me, with a unique perspective of life in general but mostly on an very unique and intimate kind of love. I organized this inspiration shoot as a kind of symbolic gesture to tell a story of how our lives may be interrupted by periods of separation from the one we love the most but the unique love we have for one another can stand not only the test of time but the test of distance and war.
Anthony and McKall are a real couple recently reunited with each other after Anthony was gone for nearly six months of basic training. We did this shoot about two weeks after Anthony returned home and the feelings of excitement and pure joy of having each other close once again are apparent in the photographs. I love the realness and genuine nature of this session. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome and “chapter,” in our ongoing story.
And if this behind the scenes video doesn’t bring a tear to your eyes, then nothing will!
Military Bridal Session from A. Green Films on Vimeo.
A special thank you to McKall, Anthony, Morgan Slade photography and the men and women of the military. Have a happy Veteran’s Day!
Event Planner: Cake for 2
Dress Store: Danielle’s Bridal
Other: A. Green Design
Makeup Artist: Lisa Frehner Hair
Jewelry: You Name it By Sarah
Veils and headpieces: Jen’s Bowdacious Bows