Most husbands would do something to help their spouse all through her being pregnant, however what about when a husband’s job has him stationed hundreds of miles away?
That was the case for Veronica and Brandon Phillips when Phillip discovered himself deployed overseas within the Air Force whereas Veronica was pregnant with the couple’s first baby again residence in Miami. When Veronica determined to do a maternity shoot, she needed to incorporate Brandon within the expertise and shine a light-weight on the truth of being pregnant for so many army households. With the assistance of photographer Jennifer McMahon, she was capable of finding a artistic solution to make Brandon part of the shoot even whereas he was abroad.
McMahon employed photoshop to mix two photographs, one from Veronica’s maternity shoot and one among Brandon posing in his Air Force uniform with a desert panorama within the background. In the emotional collage, he appears to be reaching throughout into her aspect of the photograph to place his hand on her stomach.
“I had seen many photos where people were Photoshopped in, and I have Photoshopped siblings together before to look like one seamless photo,” McMahon informed The Huffington Post. “After playing around with several edits for a few days and many hours of editing, I posted the one I thought told the best story and would evoke emotion in all who saw it.”
She ended up choosing the right one. After she shared the photograph on Facebook and Instagram, it touched the hearts of hundreds on social media. “I am so honored that my photo could do that,” she stated. “I know it’s not even the best photo, but it’s the story that it tells that means so much to people.”
The Phillips’ actually touched McMahon. “It broke my heart when Veronica told me her story. I couldn’t imagine. And to think it’s a regular occurrence. This is what it means to serve our country,” she stated. And in response to McMahon, Brandon was joyful to have this widespread expertise shared so superbly. “Brandon said he was ‘happy my wife gives military women a voice through pictures,'” she stated. Even if he wasn’t bodily there for the method, the image exhibits each of their dedication to their distinctive household unit.
Check out extra photographs from Veronica’s shoot under: