Wiebe | Military Homecoming - Photos and Video

By now, ya’ll know I’m a sucker for homecomings. Being away from your loved ones is SO HARD on all parties involved. This time around, it seemed ALL my friends were finally getting their spouses back. I also think every photographer in the area was booked for this one-the 504th deployment was massive.

While waiting for the soldiers to arrive, I followed around a handsome little dude who loved playing hide and seek with me, a fearless toddler and hung out with mom and a fellow photographer (who was photographing her best friend’s homecoming).

Thankfully for all involved, this redeployment went off without a hitch, and after a very short ceremony it seemed like hundreds of families were reunited. I was in the midst of a thousand hugs and happy tears. Military life isn’t always easy, but the good parts are AMAZING.

Do you have a family member in the service? Please thank them for serving our country from me!


Candice MacDonnell is a lifestyle and documentary photographer who focuses on Motherhood, including Birth, Fresh 48, Raw Postpartum, Family, Maternity, Children. She is well known for her moody lighting, artistic angles, and emotional moments. In addition to photographs, Candice also is a talented videographer, and loves creating brand promotional videos, family films, and birth videography. CMP is located in Waynesville Missouri and services St. Robert, Fort Leonard Wood, Rolla, Lebanon, Springfield, St. Louis, and other mid Missouri locations.