Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pre-Deployment Photos

The night before my husband deployed in July, we decided to do pre-deployment photos. They were incredibly last minute, we hadn't picked out matching outfits (so we definitely clash), my hair is a hot mess, but we were together and it was the perfect way to spend the last few hours together. We were able to just goof off and have a great time.

After my husband left the next day, I came home and edited the photos quickly before I had to run off to shoot a wedding. I never really liked them but I was content with having them. If something were to, God forbid, happen to Mat, I had these photos to cherish forever, knowing that this shows how we spent our last few hours together.

I finally decided I didn't like them and wanted to re-edit them. I've been thinking about doing it for while and I finally got around to it yesterday. I finished them up this morning and I am so in love. I loved reliving that night, remember how much love there was, and how happy we all were even though we knew what was happening in less than 12 hours.


























I am so in love with these new edits, not that the other ones were bad, I just think that I wasn't in the right mindset when I edited them the first time.

45 comments:

  1. Those are precious. You can see how much love there is in your family! I love your editing too, it looks great.

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  2. Great family photos. I love how happy everyone is. It makes me want to get ours done soon. Found you via SITS, cute blog

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  3. so beautiful! what a lovely job you did with them... and you will enjoy them forever.

    #SITSblogging

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  4. Beautiful photos and beautiful family! I think they came out fabulous and you will cherish these forever. Nice job! #SITSBlogging

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  5. Wow, these are fantastic photos! I think the black and whites are especially beautiful.

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  6. These are great! What a wonderful idea. #SITSBlogging

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  7. I don't think you have to match in photos...these are beautiful, priceless. No one cares notices if they are last minute or thought out for months, the sentiment in the photos is still the same! #sitsblogging

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  8. Beautiful pictures. My brother serves in the Air Force and I can't thank you and your husband enough for the sacrifices you make.
    Stopping by from the SITS challenge!
    www.hgifford.blogspot.com

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  9. Very beautiful pictures. I don't think there is a need for you guys to match.

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  10. I think these are all so wonderful!

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  11. Your family is beautiful! I love when people just "do" instead of waiting for the perfect moment. Absolutely priceless. Thank you for all you do for our country. Stopping by from #SITSblogging

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  12. Your photos are beautiful and very sweet. I'm sure that was a wonderful way to say 'see you soon' before your sweetheart shipped out. Stopping by from #SITSBlogging!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  13. Your pictures are beautiful and I can see so much love reflected in them. Thank you for what you do for our country. Coming over from the SITS group.
    Joanie @ ZagLeft
    http://zagleft.com/

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  14. these are really cute! I think they turned out great. I really love the funny, more outtake, candid, looking ones....they show the most personality and make for really good memories. thanks for sharing with us

    #sitsblogging

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  15. Such great photos! Treasure this time while they are little!
    Coming from the Comment Love Tribe
    -Elle

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  16. We are always so hard on ourselves when it comes to self photos. They are perfect!

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  17. Those photos are so beautiful! :D Photos are such great memories! Even if they are Last minute decisions or planned months in advance.

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  18. These are some of the most beautiful family photos I've ever seen. I really love them! You did an amazing job editing them.

    Love from SITS!

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  19. what lovely family photos! You should frame these! #SITSBlogging

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  20. What a great idea to take these photos before your husband deployed.They look beautiful and they will always be something to cherish! #SITSBlogging

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  21. Loving family enhanced by gorgeous edits. Isn't photography such a very wonderful gift? I often think of people who lived a hundred years ago who didn't have the chance to capture photos of the people they love. We're blessed!

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  22. The photos look great and the memories behind them are even better! #SITSBlogging

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  23. Such beautiful photos and such a beautiful blog design! Glad I stopped by :-) #SITSblogging

    http://www.goodnessgraciousliving.com

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  24. What gorgeous photos. What happy photos. What truly meaningful photos. How blessed you are with a gift to take these. And it sounds like it is going to be a very grand homecoming! So happy for you!

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  25. I love your photos. They look like real life, which is always better in my opinion. Thank you to your family for your service. Blessings to you. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas #SITSBlogging

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  26. What beautiful family photos!
    Cheers,
    Char
    #SITSBlogging

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  27. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful family!

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  28. Such a beautiful family and great pictures!

    http://ahleessa4realz.blogspot.com/

    #SITSBlogging

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  29. Aww...such nice photos! Lovely family!

    Stopping by from #SITSBlogging!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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  30. Very cute photos! Glad to hear you will be reunited. #SITSBlogging

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  31. Beautiful photos. So glad you were able to capture those moments together!

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  32. Those are precious! What a fun family!
    SITS LOVE
    Meegan
    http://www.flatstoflipflops.com

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  33. I think they came out beautifully! I think this is such a great way to capture your time together and would make a great tradition for every family, especially if you are unfortunate to have someone leave multiple times.

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  34. I think the photos are gorgeous and I love the idea of doing family pictures before you're going to be separated for a while. #SITSBlogging

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  35. Beautiful pictures of a lovely family! Thanks to your family for the sacrifices and for serving!

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  36. So pleased to connect with you and your blog through SITS! Thank you for sharing inspiration in this post.

    #SITSblogging

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  37. Isn't it awesome that we can edit our photos now to make the memories even more beautiful? I love these pictures! Thank you to your family for your sacrifice and service to our country. We love our military families!! Stopping by from #SITSBlogging!

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  38. I love how these photos came out. And what an awesome idea to take photos before someone a loved one gets deployed. I don't have family in the military but my childhood best friend's husband is in the Army. It's hard from what she tells me. #SITSBlogging.

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  39. Such great photos!! Wonderful memory for the family! #SITSblogging

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  40. These are awesome photos and I love the fist bump one! Finally stopping by for #SITSBlogging. Happy Saturday!

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  41. Such great photos! I wish I had pre deployment or after deployment photos with my hubby. I think I was still in denial that he was leaving. Happy Weekend!

    Amanda // Happily Ever After
    http://www.karlshappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  42. What a beautiful family! #SITSBlogging

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  43. What great photos - hope it wont be long before he is home (stopping by from SITS)

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  44. Beautiful family and great pictures. My heart tugged a little at the "God forbid" part. I hope he comes home soon. #sitsblogging

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  45. The photos came out great! I hope your husband had a safe and successful deployment. It's so difficult on everyone. Best wishes to all of you in the future.

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