Monroe Files Photography is a part of Operation Love Reunited. Op:Love is a non-profit, fully volunteer organization that offers professional photography sessions to military families and members who are getting ready to deploy, who are currently deployed or those coming home.
To locate a photographer in your area please go to the Op:Love site.
"Hello, I am looking for a photographer to do pictures with through Operation Love Reunited and I saw on their website that you are a participating photographer. I thought I was going to have to go all the way to Pittsburgh! (I'm in Curwensville.) My husband is in Afghanistan right now, so the photos would just be of our daughter and myself. Let me know if I need to do anything (like if there's a form I need to fill out or something) and when you might be available to take them. I look forward to hearing from you."
And so began my journey offering military families a little slice of heaven
straight from the mailman =]
Expecting to travel clear to Pittsburgh, Chelsey was super excited to have
found me close to home and couldn't wait to surprise her husband. Their sweet pea, Flora,
was born after Daddy had already deployed and every picture of her is so precious to him.
After speaking to each other back and forth, we agreed to do the session at Bilger's Rocks in Grampian.
Our calendars matched up for the first week in October, which happened to share a special
date for this military wife, their second wedding anniversary.
And, I came to find out, not only is this their wedding anniversary...Flora's parent's got
married at Bilger's Rocks!
If you would have told Chelsey on her wedding day, that 2years from now
her darling husband would be miles and miles away and she would
be sharing the day with their beautiful 6 month old daughter,
she'd most likely be in disbelief.
Flora's Daddy has since returned home to his two beautiful girls, just in time to celebrate
Flora's first Easter and her first birthday! I hope your family received as much joy
as I did creating these portraits for you. Much love and a huge thank you
for your services =]