We are in desperate need of more Professional Photographers in the Panama City, FL area! If you are a pro photographer that is willing to donate your time and talents to Operation: Love ReUnited, please consider applying. Any interested photogs can complete the application here: http://www.oplove.org/admin/machform/view.php?id=1
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Recently the OpLove board of directors met to make some very important changes place within the organization to better serve both our military families and our volunteer photographers. From the very beginning, OpLove’s mission has been to provide a morale boost for our men and women serving their country on overseas deployments by providing complimentary photography portrait sessions. With a renewed commitment to that mission, the following important changes have been made to our policies.
As of today, April 26, 2011, here is how OpLove sessions will work:
1) Each photographer in each regional area are to provide the same basic requirements: free session, album or disk (please see #6).
2) After the required free session and album/disk, any additional discounts or prints are at the sole discretion of the photographer.
3) Leaving/Farewell sessions are up to the photographer to decide if they will offer it. In addition, it is up to the family and/or the photographer if either an album or disk is sent and who it is sent to.
4) Homecoming sessions are done at the actual time of the homecoming, not afterward. It is up to the photographer to decide if an album or disk will be sent.
5) At no time will a disk of photos be “required” to send to the client.
6) Clients are allowed 2 sessions per year/deployment. Here are the session options:
a) Pre-deployment session with service person and family (an album is sent directly to the service member overseas by the photographer)
b) Leaving session at the time of the actual departure (see #3 above)
c) Mid-deployment session with the family while service person is deployed (an album is sent directly to the service member overseas by the photographer)
d) R&R session done when service person is home for R&R (an album is sent directly to the service member overseas by the photographer)
e) Homecoming session at the actual time of arrival (at the photographer’s discretion, an album or disk will be sent to the family)
Interested families will continue to locate participating photographers on the OpLove Finder, http://www.oplove.org/oplovefinder/ . We hope that these policy changes will prove to be beneficial to everyone! If you have questions or concerns, please use the contact tab above. Comments on the blog may not reach the administrative volunteers in a timely manner. Thank you for supporting OpLove and our service members!
Sometimes you meet a person (or couple) who brings out the best in others. They are always smiling, laughing, and in love with life. Taylor and Trey are two of those people. Just watching these two young people in love cherishing their moments together as they prepared for a deployment that was approaching rapidly, it reminded me of those days with my husband, when we were two newlyweds (without the “young” part) and couldn’t get enough of each other. T&T made me want to fall in love all over again.
Besides being an awesome couple, they were so much fun! This is probably one of my favorite OpLove sessions, ever! We traveled to the beach in time to get some amazing shots before sunset. The time flew by on this breezy Southern California afternoon. And when I went home, I couldn’t wait to get those portraits off my CompactFlash card and onto my computer! We had the perfect setting, a beautiful nearby beach.
I only hope that I touched T&T as much as they touched me. I now try everyday to remember the love in their eyes, and to always appreciate what I have. Here are a few from their session.
Thank you to Powell Woulfe Photography for sharing these images!
From all of us at Operation Love Reunited, may you have a happy and safe 2011! May your hearts be full and find many occasions to celebrate!
Some of you are welcoming home your service member this holiday season, and some of you may be preparing to say, “See you soon.” Remember that OpLove is here to support all of the families who so proudly serve. If you are a family seeking a photographer for a pre or post-deployment session, or an upcoming reunion, please visit the OpLove Finder to locate participating photographers in your area.
We also wish to thank the photographers and other volunteers who make OpLove possible. Thank you for your ongoing support in 2011! You are what makes this organization run, and your time and dedication has brought thousands of smiles!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Photographers of OpLove::
“The 4-1AD Event in April has raised our level of visibility within the Defense community just a bit. One of the side effects of that visibility has been a full legal review of OpLove policies and procedures by the local JAG office and SJA. Per their recommendations on ensuring that OpLove complies with the Joint Ethics Regulation, we’ve made some rather sweeping changes to the OpLove photographer agreement, the client agreement, the privacy statement, and OpLove policies….” These changes include:
-Limited Use of Images
-Obscur Client Identifying Info
To read more please log onto the Collaboration Forum and review the topic. We know that these are very drastic changes, but in order to move forward with full support from EVERYONE, we must also be willing to evolve as an organization.