Proudly serving those who serve since 2006
Operation: Love Reunited is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides free professional photography sessions and photo gifts to our military families dealing with a deployment. We have photographers located world-wide, and we also have a branch in Australia covering their military persons.
OpLove was started in August of 2006 by photographer, Tonee Lawrence, and the organization was approved for its 501(c)3 status in February 2009. Over the last 7+ years, we have served thousands of military families across the globe, as well as set up the OpLove Scholarship Fund and the Sgt. Soto Memorial Fund.
Our mission is 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.
For more details about the OpLove gifts, requesting a session, and similar information, please use the navigation menu above.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR A SESSION WITH OPLOVE
If you are stationed overseas, we have you covered!
Click HERE to go to the overseas list if the map isn't showing photographers in your country. We have em! Technology is great, when it works!
IN THE WORKS
OpLove has been around since 2006. We made it thru the recession - barely. We currently have only a handful of photographers available, and we desperately need more to help cover sessions. On average, we receive approximately 100 session requests every three weeks.
We are considering expanding our services to others who serve, but not exclusively to the military.
IN ORDER TO DO THIS, WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS TO SUPPORT THE EXPECTED RISE IN SESSION REQUESTS. And we need A LOT.
There is a ton of planning involved and we want to do it right! So here's what we are discussing but is NOT in service yet :
ALL THE FEELS
As a non-profit organization, we depend greatly on donations to maintain operating expenses and to provide the gifts to our clients. On the donation form, you can specify the amount you wish to donate, as well as how you would like your donation to be distributed within the organization. Any amount helps further our mission of supporting our men and women in uniform, and we appreciate every penny.
To make your donation, please complete the form found HERE.