Christopher Phelan and Star Lopez
Age 31/Age 29
Los Angeles, CA / Kabul, Afghanistan
Sergeant, Marine Corps (Retired) / Captain, Air Force
Chris Phelan joined the LAPD not long after he concluded his career in the Marine Corps. The LAPD was thrilled to have an educated former Marine. He now acts as a single father of a toddler, River, by day and a cop on the streets by night.© Powderhouse Productions
His wife, Star Lopez, deployed to Afghanistan as an Air Force JAG attorney when River was learning to crawl. Despite meaningful work in Kabul, Star can hardly wait to return home to her family.
But the adjustment we witness is rocky; their service is not without a toll.
Portraits © Mark Jordan Photography - CA