When I was contacted by a deployed soldier to photograph his homecoming, I was ecstatic! To be able to be a part of something so emotional and joyous is truly an honor. Then, when he mentioned he wanted to surprise his wife, well, that’s just the icing on the cake. He had everything planned out. His wife is also a photographer (Check her out!) so to get her to the airport, he asked his buddy’s wife to see if she would photograph her family’s homecoming. I arrived at the airport pretty early on and there was not a soul there! I have to say, I was a ball of nerves, just so excited for what was about to go down. Slowly but surely, the airport began to fill with people. I saw the wives walk in so I hung out in the corner and waited for what seemed like an eternity! Finally, I saw him at the top of the escalator and I quickly jumped out in front of his wife to capture her reaction. She thought she was photographing her friends husband coming home, but instead saw her husband walking toward her! It was perfect.