• Michelle Thompson

Why I Will Always Give a Military Discount | San Diego Family Photographer

As a San Diego maternity, newborn, and family photographer, I"m smack dab in the middle of a large military community. I've had the honor and pleasure of photographing many military families; a few of my favorite images of them are highlighted above. Sadly, I've also lost a few repeat clients due to new orders sending them away from San Diego.

I value these families and their service so much, which is why I always give a 20% military discount on my photography sessions.

I've had only a small glimpse, but here's what I've seen:

the extended separations, the uncertainty over how long you'll be able to call a place "home," the inability to put down roots, the constant goodbyes, the repeated readjustments when mom or dad leave or come back home, the ever-present awareness of what the next phone call might bring, the stories from my mother-in-law about raising three boys, mostly alone, while my father-in-law served several tours of duty in Vietnam.

And mom, even when you're not the active military member, you sacrifice just as much, if not more.

It's just a small way of saying thank you.

Because you do it all for the rest of us. ❤️