Christopher Phelan and Star Lopez

Chris Phelan and Star Lopez have their portraits taken by veteran Stacy Pearsall.

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.Star Lopez is all smiles as she returns from Afghanistan and is reunited with her husband and daughter.Star Lopez is all smiles as she returns from Afghanistan and is reunited with her husband and daughter.© 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

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