Grice | Camp Lejeune Homecoming

Covid-19 has definitely changed how things work around here. This was my first session shooting in a mask since the closures due to Covid started. This is actually the second time I was able to capture Jessica reuniting with Cherokee, the first time being just about two and a half years ago, also on Camp Lejeune. I waited with Jessica and her super sweet puppy, Cooper, while we waited for her husband to be released. I’ve said many times that homecomings are unpredictable but add in a pandemic and it gets even crazier! In this case, homecoming dates were pushed back, then back again to accomodate a mandatory 2 week quarantine for all the Marines and Sailors. I know it made the wait longer, but that just makes that first hug all the sweeter. You’ll notice a lack of crowds; we waited in a parking lot, more than properly socially distanced from everyone else, and she was able to greet her husband as he was released to her. Cooper was VERY excited meet his Daddy! Welcome home, Lcpl Grice!

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