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Photographer Helps Deployed Daddy Touch Pregnant Wife's Belly from Thousands of Miles Away

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There is a new and beautiful photo trend spreading across social media. Many photographers have found a way to include deployed military dads in maternity photo shoots.

Just search the hashtag #militarymaternity on Instagram or Facebook and you’ll find them — photos that make the miles seem to dissipate.

Though the distance is long, these sweet photos help couples share in precious memories that will last for years to come.

The results are heartbreaking and stunning at once. Whoever started this idea certainly knew the true meaning of family.

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One mother from Deerfield, Wisconsin, wanted a #militarymaternity photo more than anything. Heather Wallace and her husband Kyle are expecting their third child, a baby boy due November 8.

Kyle is deployed and couldn’t be home for the maternity shoot. So Heather asked Kessenich’s Photography if she could create a special split photo showing Kyle with his hand on Heather’s pregnant belly.

Have you seen this photo trend on social media?

“I tried to accomplish this picture for her,” the photographer wrote on Facebook. “… I have never done something like this before, but I did it and it means a lot to her.”

She went on to explain the photo was “not the best.” However, I think you’ll agree it’s the opposite. This photo is quite perfect. In fact, it’s gorgeous!

Heather clearly couldn’t be happier with the outcome, either. “My amazing photographer helped me create this picture,” she wrote on Facebook, expressing her gratitude. “Thank you so much!”

According to WKOW, Kyle has been away from home since May, but is hoping to make it back in time for his son’s birth.

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So many military families are separated, and sadly many fathers don’t make it home to be present for their baby’s birth.

It is thanks to photographers such as Angie Kessenich that the ache can be lessened a little and families like the Wallaces have the chance to be together, even if only through Photoshop.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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