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Deployed Husband Can’t Come To Wife’s Maternity Photo Shoot, So She Comes Up With A Heartwarming Idea
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Deployed Husband Can’t Come To Wife’s Maternity Photo Shoot, So She Comes Up With A Heartwarming Idea

A loving couple, separated by deployment, got the chance to reunite through photography.

Veronica and Brandon Phillips are expecting their first child, but Veronica is currently at home in Florida while Brandon is doing military service in the Air Force overseas. Because of that, he has missed most of her pregnancy and cannot be there for their baby’s birth.

So when Veronica booked a maternity photoshoot with Jennifer McMahon, a professional photographer in Miami, Florida, she asked McMahon whether it would be possible to somehow incorporate Brandon into the pregnancy photos. McMahon said yes and with stunning precision delivered one of the most heartwarming maternity photos.

“I had seen many photos where people were Photoshopped in, and I have Photoshopped siblings together before to look like one seamless photo,” McMahon told HuffPost. “After playing around with several edits for a few days and many hours of photo editing, I posted the one I thought told the best story and would evoke emotion in all who saw the beautiful photo.”

“It is very common it seems for military husbands to miss pregnancies or births of their children. It broke my heart when Veronica told me her story. I couldn’t imagine. And to think it’s a regular occurrence. This is what it means to serve our country.”

More info: jenniferarielphotography.com | Facebook (h/t: buzzfeed, huffpost)

Veronica and Brandon Phillips are expecting their first child, but she is currently at home while Brandon is serving in the Air Force overseas

Because of that, he has missed most of her pregnancy and cannot be there for their baby’s birth

So after Veronica booked a maternity photo shoot, she though of a genius idea how her husband could be a part of it

The photographer gladly agreed and with stunning precision delivered one of the most heartwarming maternity images

“After playing around with several edits for a few days and many hours of editing, I posted the one I thought told the best story,” photographer McMahon said

We hope Brandon will be able to meet his newborn as soon as possible and wish him all the time in the world with his family in the future!

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Isn't it odd to see this a few days after BP had the "Journalist Asks Coach Why He Let His Star Player Attend His Child’s Birth" story and everyone praised the coach? Now people get separated during pregnancy for months, but I guess questioning this will lead to tons of downvotes since military service is considered to be more than a choice of profession. Well, everybody to his or her own priorities. Still, the first picture, a baby belly next to a gun, just feels weird.

Wezbie
Community Member
5 years ago

I was feeling the same... I get that they believe they are protecting their unborn child. Unfortunately they are so often used as pawns for someone else's game. Not only are you missing the pregnancy and possibly the birth of your child, you could leave them fatherless and husband-less for almost nothing. I don't want to be misunderstood, I have so much respect for men and women in the service and their hope for creating a better world, but I sure have hatred for the people making money from war. Its because of these people that wars exist in the first place and missing something as monumental in our short life as the birth of your own child for them does not feel worth it.

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4Sunshine
Community Member
5 years ago

Philosophical issues aside for the moment, I think the photographer did a magnificent job of putting this couple together with their "almost here" child. That picture will be an amazing memory for all three of them.

tweetybird
Community Member
5 years ago

thats so nice

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Isn't it odd to see this a few days after BP had the "Journalist Asks Coach Why He Let His Star Player Attend His Child’s Birth" story and everyone praised the coach? Now people get separated during pregnancy for months, but I guess questioning this will lead to tons of downvotes since military service is considered to be more than a choice of profession. Well, everybody to his or her own priorities. Still, the first picture, a baby belly next to a gun, just feels weird.

Wezbie
Community Member
5 years ago

I was feeling the same... I get that they believe they are protecting their unborn child. Unfortunately they are so often used as pawns for someone else's game. Not only are you missing the pregnancy and possibly the birth of your child, you could leave them fatherless and husband-less for almost nothing. I don't want to be misunderstood, I have so much respect for men and women in the service and their hope for creating a better world, but I sure have hatred for the people making money from war. Its because of these people that wars exist in the first place and missing something as monumental in our short life as the birth of your own child for them does not feel worth it.

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4Sunshine
Community Member
5 years ago

Philosophical issues aside for the moment, I think the photographer did a magnificent job of putting this couple together with their "almost here" child. That picture will be an amazing memory for all three of them.

tweetybird
Community Member
5 years ago

thats so nice

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