Free family holiday photos for Creech Airmen and families

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  • By Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
  • 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
Volunteers from the Airman & Family Readiness Center and the Creech Key Spouse program organized the first Creech Air Force Base, family photo day, Dec. 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The photo day, organized largely by Master Sgt. Symone, 799th Air Base Squadron, and the command chief's wife, Azalia, provided an opportunity for Creech members to bring their families and pets to a location where they could receive free family photos for the holidays. Families were able to choose between four sets of backgrounds and a green screen background that could display hundreds of different settings. Each family received between one to four different digital portraits.

"I didn't know what to expect at first, but it was great," said Staff Sgt. Travis, 44th Reconnaissance Squadron. "We had a lot of different backdrops to choose from and everyone did a really good job."

A typical family photo shoot can range from around $100-$300 and because photos were provided free of charge; more than 70 families saved a maximum of approximately $21,000 thanks to volunteer local photographers and base public affairs photographers.

"Being able to get these photos for free is great, normally family photos are pretty pricey," Travis said. "This is easily hundreds of dollars of savings which means more Christmas presents for family and friends."

"This is a great example of accomplishing the wing's priority of taking care of our Hunter family," Ditore said. "With the help of our key spouses, volunteers and local community, we were able to save our Creech families hundreds of dollars during the holiday season and it turned out to be a great event. From my family to yours, have a happy holiday."