PHOTOGRAPHERS GIVE BACK TO OUR MILITARY
DENVER, Colorado, February 14, 2007 – A new organization has been created to allow photographers to
lend their creative energies to raising the morale of our men and women in uniform. This movement has the
potential to touch millions of lives nationwide and around the world. Professional photographers are joining
together in Operation: Love ReUnited, to give back to our military members and their families by offering up
their services.
These photographers are offering, free of charge, to be there for our troops – for the tender moments as they
are leaving on a deployment, a session with the military member’s family while they are gone, or the elation
of their return. A small album (also free of charge) will be sent to the soldier, so they can have the keepsake
with them while at their duty station. The Operation helps those long months go by a little faster. It's
designed to capture 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 the United States what it is, and ask for
nothing in return – but for these men and women to come home.
As a gift in appreciation for all he or she has been through as a military member, the soldier receives a 4x6
album of images. These images may include such things as a child's hand clasped in his parent's with the
faint glimpse of a BDU sleeve, a marine in dress with his family, a sailor with his parents right before
departure, or a child playing dress up in combat boots and a helmet. The album will be sent to the deployed
soldier by the photographer, at no additional cost.
More information about the Operation: Love ReUnited, including how to find a photographer for your
family, see sample images, or learn how to join as a photographer, visit http://www.oplove.org
About the Founder
Tonee Lawrence is a 27 year old mother of two, a military wife of more than 5 years. After her own husband
returned from a deployment to Qatar for Operation: Iraqi Freedom, she wasn't able to capture the long
awaiting faces of her little boys when they saw their father for the first time in months. She started thinking
about what she could do to make it so families had images of this very special time in their life – being
reunited with someone they love so much, after giving so much in service for their country and not asking for
anything in return, but just to come home.
SOURCE: Operation: Love ReUnited
Contact: Tonee Lawrence – (303) 917-6030
Contact Emails:
tonee@oplove.org - source & details information
oplove@oplove.org - general information
Copyright 2007: Operation: Love ReUnited