Greeting a returning Marine — in photos #Family portraits#babies#lil kids#military September 9 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride In case you haven't heard, the Offbeat Empire is now part of Two Bright Lights — meaning photographers can send us their stuff that way (if you want). One of the cool things about this service is that I'm getting to see a lot more photography than I might otherwise — and I'm loving it! This session was shot recently by New Jersey-based Megan Gray Photography. Three members of the Caballero family were getting ready to greet their fourth, who was returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, at the airport. The father had never met his recently-born-son, and this was his first major deployment away from his three-year-old daughter. As you can imagine, much happiness and tears ensued. All photos by Megan Gray Photography. I. Just. Love. Little. Kids. Again with the magic! This one is a pro in front of a lens. Reuuuunited! Baby! Absolutely loving it. Love. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Alternative club ideas for your offbeat high schooler NEXT A hot pink tipi and a suave cat in our reader photos Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] This made me tear up a bit, lovely photos. 2 agree Reply Ohmygoodness, this is beautiful. I have always wanted to photograph a family reuniting–it's on my "photo-wish-list". Great shots! Reply These photos are so precious, thank you for sharing them. I remember my dad returning from the first gulf war, back when you could meet at the airport gate, and wish we had photos like this to capture that reunion. What a great idea to have a photographer there. Reply what a special moment to be a part of, thank you Caballero daddy for serving, thank you Caballero mama for supporting, thank you Caballero kidlings for being so flippin adorable, thank you Megan Gray for capturing it and Offbeat Mama for sharing it. 1 agrees Reply What a perfect post for the 9/11 weekend. A great way to say "Thank You" to all those who serve our country! Thank you for sharing, Megan Gray Photography. So touching. And we are so excited to have the Offbeat Bride Empire on board with Two Bright Lights! 1 agrees Reply I love it! Not a soldier though. He's a Marine! 🙂 Definitely not the same thing. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.