Welcome Home, Marine! | Military Homecoming Photography | Twentynine Palms, California

What better day than Veterans Day to share my most recent Military Homecoming? (Although, any day is good...because there's not much that compares to seeing loved ones reunited!)

Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California

Amanda reached out to me to find out if I was available to photograph the return of her husband, John, and what she said made it impossible for me to turn her down! She said she had been checking out a few photographers, and I was her first choice. Add into the equation Penelope (John and Amanda's dog, who was super excited for the return of her dad!), and I couldn't say no! I've photographed homecomings for service members being reunited with their wives, parents, children (even meeting their baby for the first time!), but this was the first with a dog. Anyone who knows me, knows I love dogs. So, naturally, I was excited to be a part of this!

It was a beautiful day out at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, one of those you could just stay outside all afternoon. While we anxiously waited around, we chatted, and watched Penelope perform her tricks. Once the van that held the returning Marines pulled up, Penelope was let off her leash, and didn't miss a beat, rushing over to John. She was SO excited! After Penelope said her hellos, Amanda finally got to hug her husband after several long months. We were able to fit in a little mini portrait session for them, which of course made me happy! Thanks to Edi, my friend and fellow photographer, for tagging along for the long drive, and capturing some different angles!

Here's a look into this very special military homecoming!

Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms CaliforniaMilitary Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California
Military Homecoming Photography Twentynine Palms California

Parents Of Murdered Children National Conference 2014 | Rochester, Minnesota

Parents Of Murdered Children 2014 Conference Rochester Minnesota Photographer

The images from the 2014 Parents Of Murdered Children National Conference are no available to view. This National Non-Profit Organization provides "on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness" to survivors of homicide victims. After my brother, Ronald, was murdered on April 27th, 2002, my mother became involved in support groups, and I joined. Currently, I am the Secretary for the Inland Empire Chapter of POMC.

This is not only a great resource for those affected by the horrible crime of murder, but a group of people close to my heart. Each conference is like a family reunion, of a family no one would ever choose to be a part of, but that we are all thankful to have.

This year's conference was held in Rochester, MN at the Kahler Grand Hotel. It's my pleasure to be able to provide something I love doing as my way of giving back to the group.


           For more information on the Parents Of Murdered Children Organization, please visit: www.POMC.com

                        Here is the link to my local chapter's website: www.IECPOMC.com

If you haven't already, I would love for you to "Like" my Facebook page! Stay updated with all that's going on in my photography business, and keep up with specials and contests!

To view the photos I took at the 2014 National Parents Of Murdered Children Conference,
follow this link: 
Password: pomc2014

Instructions are below. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments!

Instructions: At the top of the photos, the days are separated into folders. You can view each day separately, by clicking on the date link. Click a photo to view it larger. You are able to download individual photos, or the entire set. At the top of the photos, you will see a button to download, next to the little heart. You will be asked to enter your email, and the PIN number. The PIN to download the set is 2880.You will then be given the option of which days to download, select all three to download the entire set of photos. If you want to download photos individually, click the photos you want, then click the download button at the top of the photo. 
Finally, click the little heart on the photos to tell me which ones are your favorite, and share with everyone! Click "Like" and "Share" to share on your Facebook, so everyone who attended (and those who missed this year's conference!) can view the photos. If you are going to post photos, and would like to give credit (which is an awesome thing to do!), please credit
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography | www.StephanieOverstreet.com

Girls Night Out at Alfred Angelo Bridal in Oceanside | Winner Announced

This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of participating in an awesome event put on by Alfred Angelo Bridal in Oceanside. The Girls Night Out event included wonderful vendors, beautiful models, and champagne and chocolate for the guests!

I really enjoyed talking to all the brides, and soon-to-be-married couples! I'm hoping to work with many of them very soon!

Wedding Photographer Alfred Angelo Bridal Girls Night Out Oceanside California
Wedding Photographer Alfred Angelo Bridal Girls Night Out Oceanside California

Now, onto the exciting news! The winner for a free session has been chosen! I entered the names of everyone who submitted an entry into a random picker, to come up with the winner.

Please visit either my Facebook page or my Instagram to see if you have won!!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SAOPhoto
Instagram: @photographybysao (http://instagram.com/photographybysao)

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to talk with me, and all those who took part in making the Girls Night Out event a success!! Stay tuned for a full blog post on the event, coming soon!


Phillip & Phar | Engagement Photography | French Valley Airport, Murrieta, California

Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
 Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of photographing a special engagement session- for my own brother, Phillip, and his fiance, Phar! This weekend, I'll have the honor of photographing Phillip & Phar's wedding in Northern California! I can't believe the weekend is already upon us, and I'm so excited to be a part of their big day.

For Phillip and Phar's engagement session, we had the opportunity to do something out of the ordinary, and fun! Thanks to my friend Stephanie, over at French Valley Airport in Murrieta, we were able to take photos at the airport, even with a plane! Phillip is an Airforce Veteran and a pilot, so it was the perfect personal touch to this session. Phar's daughter, Lian, even joined in for some photos, too!

Happy to present the soon to be Mr. & Mrs.! Be on the lookout for photos from their wedding!
 Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta CaliforniaStephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta CaliforniaStephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California
Stephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta CaliforniaStephanie Ann Overstreet Photography Engagement Session French Valley Airport Murrieta California