Hello,

        We at A Moment Captured, are committed to giving back to our community. We have been working with the Veterans division of Gather Magazine to assist and honor the Veterans of the Grand Traverse area. This magazine will help veterans with new information, and acknowledge them for their service.  Below are the portraits of Tom and his wife Deb, and Jan (my contact) and her husband Gary. This assignment was unusual in that Tom wasn't supposed to be tipped off to the Award he was to receive, the Grand Traverse Veteran of the Year! So we photographed under the cover of a small white lie. I'm not big on lying, but it was to honor Tom and the other 3 were in on the story too. It was a fun portrait shoot, fun and laughter, they are great friends - it was a true pleasure to meet and spend some time with them :)