Thursday, March 28, 2019

Marine Core Airstation Miramar | VMFA 225 | Military Homecomings


Smith Family

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Clara contacted me last year in search of a Homecoming photographer and I am SO glad she did! It was a beautiful day waiting for her husband to arrive. He was coming home with VMFA 225; VMFA stands for Fixed-Wing Marine Fighter Attack so you can imagine there all pretty important people.

One of my favorite things about their homecoming is the special bond between Clara and another soon to be Military Spouse! I got to watch their friendship and excitement together.

As I said on my Facebook page: 

"I got to see the bond between friends made in the military. 


These two women are at different stages of their life but united in supporting their loved one. 



Overall, I loved photographing my clients family, and seeing such raw emotion; but I equally loved watching these two friends interact through the anticipation of their Marines coming home. 

Do yourself a favor, hire a photographer! "



Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.


Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Marine and Wife reuniting at their homecoming after a long deployment at Marine Core Air Station Miramar with VMFA 225 by Morning Owl Fine Art photography San Diego.

Hope you enjoyed a couple of the 300+ images from the day!

I got to witness something very special this past Monday. I got to see the bond between friends made in the military....

Monday, March 25, 2019

Busy Family Weekend Celebration!

Happy Aniversary and Happy Birthday to Me!

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

Today, We will celebrate my birthday! A ripe 23 years old. 

This weekend we spent celebrating our 2 year anniversary on a DINNER CRUISE! He kept it a secret until we legt for the boat. It was super neat and our first time underway together <3

We also took the time to enjoy some family time; I stopped answering business emails and phone calls even. 

We had a moment to document a little lifestyle day of daddy and daughter; typical book reading experience. I hope you enjoy some of these portraits as much as I did create them for future memories <3 

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.


In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.

In home lifestyle Family imagery of Father and Daughter reading book together photogrpahed by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography San Diego.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Couple hugging at military homecoming for USS ESSEX at Coronado North Island in San Diego CA by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

I recently photographed a homecoming for USS Essex of an engaged couple and I INSTANTLY fell in love with this image of them hugging and her crying. It is so special to me as a fellow Navy spouse to have this moment captured. 

I can not wait to be able to photograph my next homecoming soon!!!

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Coronado North Island | USS Essex LHD 2 | Military Homecomings

Coronado North Island | USS Essex LHD 2 | Military Homecoming

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

I was contacted back in January by this amazing woman looking for a photographer for her fiances' Homecoming. He is stationed on the USS Essex and had already been deployed for 7 months! I was very excited to take on the Barnett Family as clients. 

On March 1st, future Mrs. Barnett and I met up and waited for the ship to pull in. Shortly after docking, her man was able to call, and they saw each other from the ship. He came off shortly after. 

Be warned, she did cry and it was BEAUTIFUL! 

These two love birds are getting married later in the year! 

I hope you enjoy this string of images from their special day. 

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography


Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography


Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography


Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography


Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography

Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography


Military Homecoming Deployment Photo ideas for San Diego Homecoming by Morning Owl Fine Art Photography