Today I had to opportunity to photograph this beautiful military family. He is a Marine scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan next week so we braved the cold temps and a little rain to capture a bit of their life in Minnesota. We stopped by the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial and it turned out to be the perfect place to wrap up our session. God bless this family as they prepare for their deployment. I am incredibly grateful for his service to our country and all of the other members of our military who sacrifice so much, including time away from their families.