Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance and morale-boosting programs for family members of our military, especially those who have a family member deployed overseas. Linnea had the honor of photographing nine military families from the Southern California region over the course of a month. In addition to donating varied family portraits to each of the families,  Linnea also donated several portraits to the Operation Homefront organization which were used in a traveling exhibit called “Images From the Homefront” that originally debuted in San Diego, California. The exhibit helped to increase awareness about the service of our military men and women and their families and to help “Operation Homefront” in their fund raising efforts. The exhibit will debut in San Diego, California. If you would like to help support this cause, please click here to donate to Operation Homefront

“Each one of these families I photographed has a story of strength and courage that’s hard to put into words, so I set out to capture them visually. I was amazed and moved deeply to get to know a group of people who too often are associated only with war, and unfortunately, with politics. I saw and experienced them as people who proudly and dutifully serve our country when called upon to do so.” -Linnea Lenkus

To read more about this wonderful project visit this family portrait photographer’s blog.

Linnea Lenkus Fine Art Portrait Studios are located in Long Beach and Pasadena in Southern California and proudly offers a military discount on portrait sessions. Please call the studio for more details.


Los Angeles Portrait studios


2699 E 28th Street, #416,
SignalHill, California 90755
Phone: (562) 981-8900

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