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Fort Campbell military families receive free family pictures


For any family, a family portrait is treasured. But for military families often separated, a family portrait is invaluable.

On Saturday, local photographers, like Suzanne Roach, donated their time and skills for the Portraits of Love Project and offered free portraits to Fort Campbell military families.

Roach said it's one small way she can repay those who serve our country.

"It's a real treasure they all serve us, not just the servicemen but the whole family, so it's great to be able to give them something that they're going to cherish forever," she said.

For many Fort Campbell families, these portraits are priceless.

"With my husband being in the military, it's difficult to all be together in one spot," Melissa Frost told Nashville's News 2.

Frost and her family have not had a picture done since their youngest child arrived.

"Remember all the times that's we've gone through and be able to look back and know that we've gone through some milestones from this family picture to the next," Frost said.

For William Thaxton, who has served overseas, a family portrait can often help soldiers when they're deployed.

"It's something that we can take with us when we talk on the phone and stuff like that and we can still look at," Thaxton told Nashville's News 2.

Saturday's portrait is the first to feature Thaxton's youngest daughter.

Roach added, "We all know families grow and change really fast and you can't get that time back so this is a moment frozen in time for them to have forever."

In addition to free pictures the families also received free prints.

Click here for more information on Portraits of Love.

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