Proudly serving those who serve since 2006
Operation Love Reunited - OpLove, has been dissolved and we are closing our doors after an amazing 15 years; and how wonderful it has been!
We have helped A LOT of families receive priceless memories of a not so great time in their lives - but also a great reunion of their families. We've provided beautiful images thru the Sgt. Soto program to families laying fallen military members to rest. We've provided several scholarships to deserving students. In 2012, the AFR estimated that we had provided over $2,000,000 between services (labor) and products (including shipping) to families during a dark period in their lives, that number is now probably just under $3,000,000.
We've operated and served families of military who've served in the Iraq War, the War in North-West Pakistan, Iran-PJAK conflict, Yemen, Paraguayan, Fatah-Hamas Conflict, Lebanon War, Iraqi Civil War, Mexico, Somalia Civil War, Operation Enduring Freedom (Trans Sahara), Anjouan, South Kyrgyzstan, Kingston Unrest, Iraqi Insurgency, Russo-Ukrainian War, IMI ISIL Nigeria, Yemeni Civil War, Marawi Crisis, the Persian Gulf Crisis, and countless deployments, TDYs, and PCSs to supporting countries abroad. Many of the conflicts I listed are still in progress. Although we all may have political disagreements (or not) on the support of these conflicts and sending our military into them - in the end OUR support has been towards the families and military members, and to me that is something to be incredibly proud of; a completely selfless act of instilling love and hope to those who are away from their loved ones.
We are certain that we have helped well over 20,000 different families in the time that OpLove has been active (2006-present) and we are so thankful to all our photographers, past and present, that have made such amazing contributions to others. It's really incredible and it is our hope that you all have in some way benefited from our program, whether that be in experience, new friendships or new business relationships, we all have made a difference in other people's lives thru simple acts of kindness.
It is our great pleasure to have worked with the OpLove Photographers, past and present, and OpLove Families past and present, and the countless military personnel that we have personally worked with thru the past 15 years to make OpLove as successful as it IS!
We truly feel that we have met our mission: ...To boost the morale of our deployed service members through photography. The organization helps those long months go by a little faster by capturing the moments that you will long remember and always treasure. It's art. It's love. It's all made possible by artists wanting to give something back to those who make our country what it is, and ask for nothing in return but for these brave men and women to come back home.
We encourage you (clients and photographers) to encourage each other by posting your stories below in the Facebook comments field. Tell us your stories! We want to hear how this organization and our AMAZING photographers helped you!
Mission: Accomplished, friends.
-Tonee & Angela, Founders.