Operation: Love ReUnited (OpLove), Knoxville Military Photography

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If you have ever been through a military deployment, there are no words to explain how hard it is to send the father or mother of your children off to some foreign, dangerous land, leaving you all behind…. Alone. It’s indescribable to watch their faces light up as their mother or father comes up the stairs of the airport after months, possibly a year or more, of not hugging each other. Emotions fly through the main lobby, it’s so very good to have them home. Your base’s Family Support Squadron will help you with your deployment. But the last thing on your mind when your wife or husband arrives home after a 4 to 18 month tour, is capturing all this love– on film. Most people are so overwhelmed with emotions they forget to simply point and shoot the camera they are grasping of their child’s first hug, or that single tear of relief from a mother being able to hold her twenty year old son again. With the help of Operation: Love ReUnited and local photographers near your base, you can.

An organization of professional photographers has joined together to offer our military men and women FREE special sessions with their families. If your loved one is about to be deployed, is deployed, or will be returning soon, we offer the following at no cost…

  • Patriotic session with you and your family (Pre-Deployment). If Service Member is already deployed, we will do a session with your family.  A 4X6 or larger album will be sent to the deployed Service Member.
  • Homecoming Capture (images provided on CD)

I want to emphasize that the session, album, and postage are done at absolutely no cost to you. You are not obligated nor are you expected to purchase any additional prints. It’s FREE!

After the album has been shipped to the Service Member we offer a 25% discount off of all prints, gallery wraps, and albums. This special pricing will be in effect for 30 days after the Service Member recieves the album, after the 30 days has passed regular print pricing will be applied (but you still save the $75 session fee).

You can click here for more information, call/text me at (865) 696-8099, or email me at randy@sartinphoto.com.


When you are ready to start the process, just get in touch with me and we will start arranging a date and location. We also need the following form filled out and returned to us. One is a PDF that you can print and fill out and the other is a Word Document that can be emailed back to us (preferred method).

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