Since July 4th is this Friday we thought it would only be right to point the spotlight on Welcome Them Home. This meaningful service, put together in 2011 by Bethany Cox of Bethany & Dan Photography, is made up entirely of a network of pro photographers who have volunteered their services free of charge to document soldiers returning home to their families.
One thing we really appreciate about Welcome Them Home is how much the photographs capture the spontaneous and heartfelt emotions the families and soldiers have when they see each other for the first time after being apart for so long.
On Welcome Them Home’s Facebook Page you can witness photographers work from around the country and how it shows that everyone can help in supporting our troops even if you’re not in the military. Photographer Asea Tremp shared here thoughts with Welcome Them Home saying,
“As a photographer, and a business owner, I have always felt that it is important to use my talent to give a little something back wherever I can. To shoot simply for the joy of shooting, and not because it is my “job.” This helps me keep in tune with why I love photography and keeps my inspired to create for others. When I first stumbled upon Welcome Them Home I just knew it was something I wanted to be a part of, and the experience has been nothing but incredible. My husband is a Marine veteran and we spent the first couple of years of our married life together as a military family, so supporting our troops, especially our Marines, is something personal for me. It is such a blessing to be asked by a family to share their special homecoming moments with them, and it is a privilege to be tasked with the responsibility of capturing it on film.”
If you would like more information on how you or your studio can share your talent and work in these joyous homecomings go to www.welcomethemhome.org!
Thanks Bethany for letting us share your story!