Babies are already the cutest things on the planet (next to puppies). How could they be even more adorable? Well, when you have military parents who love taking pictures of their small children, it’s one sure-fire way to be even cuter. Being in the military can take people away from their families for extended periods, so setting up cute and creative photoshoots with the kids is a nice plan of action. This way, military moms and dads can always carry those precious memories with them. Here are the most adorable military baby and children photoshoots you’ll ever see!
Standing (But Not At Attention!)
It’s always a joy when your baby reaches a new milestone in their development. Walking and talking might be the two biggest steps, but you can’t forget about the in-between moments, like standing.
This proud little one looks happy as can be to stand up! With the military parent in the background, we can bet that everyone smiled when this photo was snapped, even if they weren’t pictured. There are few things sweeter than a happy baby.
Fly High, Little Guy
“A mile of road will take you a mile. A mile of runway will take you anywhere,” Instagram user beeeeeeeeeeeeeez captioned this post. That’s a fitting caption for this adorable picture of this little tyke in cockpit gear.
Maybe he’ll grow up to be a pilot like his father. He’ll be able to look back at this photo and know that it was written in the stars for him since he was just a baby. His parents will have to wait and see!
A Kiss From Dad
“Just a Sailor and His True North. My husband just got back from a 6 months deployment. He missed most of my pregnancy and the birth of our daughter Arwen. But our hearts were greater than the distance in between us,” mommyspice208 shared on Instagram.
While it might be a bit sad to be without your spouse as they serve the nation, if you keep a loving mentality like this family has, things will be fine. He didn’t let the time apart ruin the relationship or bond, and picked up right where he left off.
Instagram user armobelle captioned this precious photo, “Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our country! The home of the free BECAUSE of the brave!” What a lovely way to celebrate Veterans Day: a beautiful photoshoot with your child wrapped in your uniform.
What makes it even better is that the little one is sleeping, making the whole image that much sweeter. It might be hard to top this when it comes to cuteness, but we’ll see…
This decked-out military baby has had his stroller modified to look just like the aircraft that his uncle pilots for the Air Force. The Instagram account lovingmyhero shared this hilariously adorable shot, captioned, “John Maverick wanted to dress up like his uncle who is in the Air Force and becoming a pilot.”
What an honor to his beloved uncle! This one took a lot of creativity and some DIY work to complete. And the sunglasses are a perfect finishing touch.
A Perfect Theme
When a child complies and doesn’t need their face photoshopped due to over-the-top crying while having a photoshoot, it’s a good day. It appears like that was the case with this little girl!
This Air Force-themed portrait is gorgeous and gets you right in the feelings. The details around her, like the dog tags and shined boots make for a better ambiance. It would be a shame if the parents didn’t get this picture framed for their house walls.
The Fam Is All Here
Themed photoshoots with parents and baby are always a hit. While the kid has no clue what’s going on, at least the parents will be able cherish this memory for years to come.
These two probably don’t take any time they get to spend together for granted, since they’re both enlisted. While one is on deployment, the other might be at home with the kid, longing for their love to return home and complete the family.
Tori.mccain captioned this sensational photo, “Happy Veterans Day to my amazing husband. We miss you and love you lots. We are so blessed to have you in our lives.” While he wasn’t around at the time she posted this picture, he was there in spirit.
The little girl can look at this portrait whenever Dad isn’t around and put on a smile, and the same goes for the wife. The sacrifices military families have to endure can be heartwrenching, but also worth it.
This photo of father and child is sweet and adorable, but the black-and-white finish adds a more serious tone to the scene. The baby looks so serene here, all swaddled up and being safely held in Dad’s strong arms as he receives a kiss on the forehead.
Good news: the picture was taken as the Air Force father returned home from his deployment. This could be the first time he met his child. Very cute!
Smiles On The Flag!
If the parents of this child want to fill their hearts with happiness, they need only to take a look at this picture. This military baby strikes the perfect pose and gives a glowing smile while on top of the American flag.
This is one that she will for sure post as a throwback Thursday photo when she gets old enough to use social media. The smile is perfect, and we bet her parents agree with us.
Daddy Is Home!
Finally, daddy is home, so that means it’s time to celebrate! There’s no telling how long this dad was away from his family, but if the wife and kid met him with a sign, he must’ve been out for an extended period.
We like how they played with the words on their poster by adding the handprints under “Hand over my Daddy.” This picture embodies a level of excitement that you can practically feel just by looking at it.
There In Spirit
“I am pretty sure there isn’t an emotion that exists that I didn’t feel that morning. I couldn’t wait to meet our baby boy, but I was so heartbroken that my husband wasn’t standing by my side,” Instagram user xo.laurenrene captioned this photo.
While the dad couldn’t be there to help her through the process of delivering the baby, it was sweet that she added a photo of him next to their baby boy for this picture. He wasn’t there physically, but he was sure there in spirit.
Smiles For Miles
A cute child will brighten up anyone’s day, especially if he or she is yours. When you’re in the military, there might be long stretches where you can’t go home due to deployment.
Your only means of communication with family might be Skype or Facetime, so when you get to see your loved ones in person, it’s a special moment. Having a photoshoot is completely perfect for times like this. Look how happy the young boy looks!
They are missing Daddy at Christmas time! Instagram user kennedyescobarrr captioned this sweet pic: “Happy Holidays from the Escobars, near and far. Only a few more months until we get to hug our favorite guy!”
We love all the festive decor and those plaid “cuddle bear” pajamas are just the cutest thing ever! Daddy is sure to feel lots of love and pride when he sees this loving family portrait.
The Cutest Date For The Marine Corps Ball
Instagram user lovingmyhero posted this photo of a dressed-up mother (mrchezs_mom) holding her uniformed baby. The caption reads, “This mini Marine accompanied his mom to the Marine Corps Ball this year! Too cute! P.S. His camis were custom made from his dad’s old uniform! How awesome is that?!”
It’s so awesomely cute we can barely stand it. Guarantee that dad really got a kick out of this sweet photo, too. We hope they were reunited soon after this!
All Swaddled Up
Here’s another wee baby all bundled up in Dad’s uniform and an American flag. This photo composition is absolutely adorable, while also touching at the same time. Instagram user elizabethann simply captioned the photo with a red heart and a blue heart — really all that’s needed since the picture says it all.
It appears that this child has yet to meet his or her father, and that the photo was taken to send to comfort Dad while he’s stationed overseas. This is simply too cute.
Mountain Backdrop With The Little One
Even when the little one doesn’t seem as enthused as everyone else in the picture, it’s still a great moment to have. In this photo, the military baby looks like she’s occupied with something else, but no one else cares.
Mom and dad are happy to be there, as they should be. The little girl doesn’t know any better, but it’s okay. Dad gets to pose with the family and mom gets to share the spotlight with her lovely daughter.
Keeping The Christmas Spirit
When you’re young, the holidays bring forth a lot of joy. Gifts, good food, and time with family are only a few of the things that make you excited as a youngster.
This little one looks ecstatic for this picture. Complete with the Christmas lights and decorations, we know the parents were beyond happy to see this. We’re also sure this little one couldn’t wait open up some gifts waiting under the tree. The camo outfit is also a nice touch.
Hurry Home To Us!
This family commemorated Dad’s upcoming deployment with this adorable photo. Instagram user ariel__beckham captioned the touching picture, “they’re expected. anticipated. prepared for. but never wanted. goodbyes; they are a thing we do around here. maybe not as often or as long as your typical military family but they’re here + they’re hard.
“Even harder through the eyes of a little boy who quite literally thinks his daddy hung the moon.. truthfully we all do around these parts. hurry home to us, baby. we love you.” We’re sure he will miss his adorable wife and son while he’s off serving his country.
This sweet baby’s onesie says it all: “I’m what happened after deployment.” Instagram user jessi.russell wrote, “Weighing in at 9.8 lbs and measuring 23.3 inches, our Hallie girl is two months old 😍 she is such a happy baby and has a new love for her little puppy that now goes everywhere with us. Watching this girl grow is the best thing ever.”
The patriotic flag backdrop and blue-and-white hair ribbon set this baby’s cuteness level over the edge. We guarantee that Dad is just as in love with her as Mom!