I was so honored to finally be able to do my first Homecoming and have it be for this sweet family. Due to too busy of a schedule I have had to hand over my Homecomings to my wedding partner over at River Sisters. She has done such a wonderful job and I was starting to wonder if I could finally get my chance. Scheduling wise, the Mannon family's Homecoming worked out perfect. It felt so natural and easy to just hang out with Rachel and her son Chase and some of their friends. It was comfortable and fun to capture them just waiting for their other half to be reunited with them. If you know me well, you better believe I had tear filled eyes as I snapped pictures of them embracing each other after hours of waiting. I couldn't have been happier. If you scroll down and look thru all the pictures, there is one in particular that made my heart ache, in a good way. I absolutely got choked up when Chief Mannon super quick bent down to kiss his wife's baby belly. No one asked him to do that, it wasn't staged. He let his son race into his arms, then kissed his wife, and then like I said within seconds he kissed the belly. That night when I was home offloading all my photos and checked to see if that one actually came out... well I felt like crying all over again because it did and it was perfect. Honestly one of those moments I'll remember forever.