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Deployed Love helps military families get photos, community


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 3:22pm

Courtesy of Fort Carson Deployed Love

Sierra Cortez and Elizabeth Baden, two of the organizers at Fort Carson's new Deployed Love organization, pose with some of the props from their recent holiday photo shoot.

Having a deployed spouse presents many problems for military families. Parents have to coordinate school and extracurricular events without a partner's help. Anything the spouse would normally take care (be it vehicle maintenance or tending the family garden) has to be someone else's responsibility.

One item that few think about is family portraits. Many families like to get new pictures of their families for the holidays, preferably from a professional photographer. However, professional portrait photographers are expensive; even with the money in hand, scheduling becomes just one of many...

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