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OpLove Homecoming | Bakersfield CA

Last month I had the amazing opportunity in capturing my first OpLove Homecoming! I’ve sat here stuck with words because the entire experience was just… overwhelming. It was beautiful, soul filling, exciting!

Shana text me early in the morning, before the homecoming. The flight was early and she wanted to make sure I could be there on time. When I arrived we met for the first time, talked about how excited everyone was, little one told me how she helped with making their signs.

It was almost time. The text came that the plane had landed and the buses were on their way!

We had no idea which bus he was on, everything was moving fast, Shana, mom and daughter started running towards the first… and she was right! He was the first one off! He’s HOME!

“now he’s home and in my arms we stand together”

Shana, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day! It was an experience that will warm my heart forever!

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  • Jessica HJuly 22, 2011 - 1:55 am

    What an amazing opportunity!

    And your pictures are phenominal, Jess :)ReplyCancel

  • Britney ZJuly 22, 2011 - 7:21 am

    Nothing makes me cry harder than a homecoming. You did an amazing job of capturing it. Beautiful pictures :)ReplyCancel

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