Claire & Matthew | Fort Campbell, Kentucky Lifestyle Photography – Part 1

We’ve been the best of friends for a lifetime. Maybe not technically a lifetime (yet) but for more than fifteen of my 27 years, Claire has been my best friend in name and in spirit. From the day we met at her house, sitting across from each other at the kitchen table, our friendship just naturally fit. Through our most formative & influential years, our lives simply revolved around that same kitchen table in the very same house. It became the place we dumped our bags after a day of shopping, the center of the birthday parties we spent many hours planning, it housed many a family dinner, graduation cake and wedding shower and was basically command central for top secret discussions and planning sessions. The morning of each of our weddings, we sat together at that table for breakfast. The day before my parents moved across the country, we had dinner at that table. Almost every significant morning in my life, I remember sitting with her at that same table.

Enter Law School, the Army, multiple moves across state lines, a dog, a cat, two passions turned careers and many, many phone calls in between, I found myself sitting at that kitchen table. Yet another big day in our friendship was beginning over that table; the half of her heart that had been serving our country in Afghanistan for a year was on his way home and as I looked across the table at her, the significance of that day showed on her face. Her man was coming home.

(Part 2 to be blogged tomorrow!)

(10) Comments

  1. Oh goodness, I’m tearing up just looking at these photos. I foresee needing several boxes of tissue for part two of this post!

  2. Yay! SOOOO fun to see these. THANK YOU for being a part of yet another big day in my life! Love you, and thank you for sharing your gift with us!

  3. For real. These images are beyond emotionally charged and moving!

  4. Oh my. I want more! (Hehe, and I love the “MWT” at the top of the “To Do” list.)

  5. Oh boy, I can’t contain my anticipation!

  6. Tari Moore

    WOW! So many wonderful shots that capture the full emotion of that day waiting for Matt to arrive. Even Dutch (standing on the American flag) wanted to be part of it. Can’t wait to see Part 2….

  7. OOOO! Love…..can’t to see part 2! :)

  8. Camille

    BEAUTIFUL Melissa! Your words, your photographic documentation of the day, and the emotions captured! Oh that we could give everyone we love that depth of joy! I love you and your work! Can’t wait to see more…

  9. Kimber

    SOOO glad you were able to be there to capture these moments, I bet Claire was thrilled! Can’t wait to see the rest :)

  10. Kimberly

    Melissa! The pictures are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing them. It makes me feel like I was there. :) Like everyone else, I can’t wait to see Part II!