When Jamie contacted us to do a portrait session, she had an idea in mind for the shoot. Her husband, Shawn, had been killed in Afghanistan in April of 2012. Jamie wanted to honor Shawn's memory during the shoot by incorporating his army gear. We think the resulting moments were just beautiful.. We thought it would be best if Jamie shared her story in her own words:
"I wanted to incorporate some of Shawn's army items and his favorite sweatshirt with Evan, but not in a traditional sense. MSG Shawn T. Hannon of Grove City, OH was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, April 4, 2012. He was an attorney and big in the local soccer community. He loved his family very much. Evan was only 9 months old when Shawn passed, so he didn't even get a chance to know him. So, I wanted to have some nice photos done of Evan and myself, but also have Shawn in the family photos."
Thank you, Jamie, for sharing you story with us.