The lovely and talented Randi of Hitchcock Photography will be taking our photos. She's a long-time friend and Colorado native, former milspouse (husband is prior service Army) and a teacher to boot! I can't wait to see what she's able to accomplish with us tomorrow.
We'd decided to do a dual military photo shoot, him in ACUs, me in ABUs. I decided [because really, we all know who coordinates these sorts of things] on taking photos at the Peterson Air and Space Museum. They have a really nice airpark that will give us great backdrops for our photos. I already have a couple of planes in mind, but I've never been to the park, so I'm open for other ideas. Sadly, they don't have a C-130H on display, which is the plane my unit flies.
What makes a dual military photo shoot different from a normal lovey-dovey couples shoot, besides the outfits? Well...
- No PDA while in uniform. That means no kissing, hugging, arm around the shoulder, and no hand-holding photos. Loving gazes and smiles, here we come!
- No need to fuss with hair or makeup! Hair has to be pulled back, not touching my collar, per regulation, and makeup has to be minimal. Less stress for me!
- Extra holiday weight? Not a problem, that ABU top will cover it up, no problem! No need to suck in my stomach!
- Cover up! We'll be outdoors, so a head covering is mandatory. DH will be rocking the beret or PC (patrol cap), and I'll be in my hat.
I'm really excited for tomorrow, as you can imagine. I would love an amazing, canvas-worthy shot for our walls, and I know Randi can deliver!