When Janel asked me if I’d be interested in doing a deployment photoshoot before Ryan’s deployment, I was all over it! Getting the opportunity to serve & bless my military families is near and dear to my heart.
They also happen to be one of my favorite military families. When I first photographed them almost two years ago, I had no idea that I would become such great friends with Janel. Her kindness and thoughtfulness are unmatched by many. Her heart for God and others is evident the moment you meet her.
I love how excited Ryan gets for the couples’ portraits. His love for Janel is evident as you look through the pictures of just the two of them. I know he also loves sneaking a few kisses in before 8 pm! I can’t blame you Ryan. Though the look on your face when you heard a slithering in the grass was priceless. The candids from that moment are hilarious! Thankfully it was the stray cat who followed us around all night and not a snake.
Being Janel and Ryan’s family photographer has been such a treat for these past two years. Seeing their family’s growth through pictures is so much fun for me. The moments of Janel with her four babies at the end are some of favorites. There is nothing like seeing your sweet children cuddled up on you.
Enjoy a peek at the Hill Family’s deployment photoshoot gallery! Pray for them as they await the safe arrival of their fearless leader in 2019. I look forward to your homecoming, Ryan, so I can cry my eyes out documenting the six of you being reunited again.