Family Portraits While on Leave from Deployment in Afganistan

The Cressman family hired me to take some very important family portraits.  Theresa explained to me over the phone that her husband is a helicopter pilot who is stationed in Afganistan and that we had a small window in which to take the photos.  She stressed how important it was that we got great shots because these photos would mean everything to her after he went back overseas.  I spent most of an overcast day with them exploring a dried-up riverbed among other locations.  Its been a privilege to get to know this beautiful family and to stay in touch through Facebook!  I recently heard the sad news that due to the military’s stop-loss policy, this family will have another year before they are reunited permanently.

Theresa Cressman


It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you! Brad is now home safe, and for good. No more deployments for us! He will be seperating from the military next May and we will begin a new chapter of our lives together. Thank you so much for the wonderful photos to have to remember him by while he was gone. It really did mean everything to us!