Some of you may know that I served in the US Navy. Of course, for me, that was many moons ago. I have been happy in my role as military spouse and supporter. My heart has always been with our brave men and women who serve our country. So when Kelly approached me to photograph her husbands retirement ceremony, I was beyond honored. Celebrating 20+ years of service and sacrifice is a moment in this families story that I certainly wasn't going to miss. What an incredible ceremony. Trent read a letter his father wrote him in boot camp that brought a tear to everyone's eyes. He told his wife Kelly "you are the strongest woman I know." I think the part that really touched me was when all of the Marine's in attendance lined up to personally shake Trent's hand and say "farewell". Just simply patriotic. The most hysterical and fitting moment was when Trent kept trying to avoid the family pictures because the beer tent was calling his name. When I walked over there to get some candids, I find that one of Trent's family members is a brewer of beer and has made Trent his own special line of beer for the special occasion. Trent Kuhhoff is a true Marine in every sense of the word. That being said he is also one of the most humble, smart and down to earth men I have ever met. Not to mention hysterically funny. His wife and children are the type of family that every service member should have in their lives. They are supportive, inspiring and also...hysterically funny. This family is full of laughter and love. Being there to see the end of one adventure and the beginning of another was truly humbling! Master Gunnery Sargeant Trent Kuhlhoff, Kelly Kuhlhoff, Kyle Kuhlhoff and Jordan Kuhlhoff - You are true American heroes! Thank you for your service! Semper Fidelis and Ooh Rah!