Archive for September, 2007

This morning I had the privlege of being on hand when the USS Nimitz came home to San Diego. I was able to capture a few beautiful images of the ship as she came around the harbor.

Many of the 4,000+ crew members were reunited with their families, but I was there to photograph a special reunion – the Penn family from Coronado. Aboard the USS Nimitz was not only Larry Penn, a 20+ year veteran in the US Navy, but also his Son Brady on his first deployment. It’s rare that a Father and Son are on the same ship, and I was there to photograph their reunion….along with some people called “Fox News”. 😉

I’ll let the photographs do the rest of the talking. Enjoy, and welcome home Sailors!

Tonight I had a great time shooting pictures of this family of four. Quite often a family of four includes two little ones, who like to eat sand and scream a lot. Since these “kids” were a bit older, things went a lot more smoothly. Although there was a little bickering (he’s touching meeeeee) and one case of the hiccups. 😉

Anyway, here are a few samples.

Tonight I photographed John and his family at La Jolla Shores. John is a 2008 Senior at La Jolla Country Day High School.

We started in the shade in a grassy area near the bridge club.

Then it was time for some “attitude” photos of John and his Sister Elizabeth.

Next a few of John down near the water at sunset.

And finally some family photos, including Molly the family dog.

This morning we had the pleasure of photographing a family who is expecting their third Son in about a month. Fitting that we would post these photos right after the pictures of the USS Peleliu, because Dad is assigned to the Peleliu and was on the ship when we photographed her coming in yesterday! What a coincidence.

Anyway, on with the photos:

The USS Peleliu Comes Home

September 20, 2007

Today the USS Peleliu came home to San Diego, after a four month deployment on a humanitarian operation. I had the opportunity to photograph her coming into port. Here are several of my favorites.

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