When Patty initially reached out to me about capturing her son Tanner’s commissioning ceremony, I was elated. As a military spouse and an alum of a senior military college, events like this have a special place in my heart. Tanner’s family came up from Pensacola to witness him take the oath to become a Marine officer at Garden and Galley in downtown Birmingham.
After being sworn in, his father, a former Navy Diver, presented him with the traditional Mameluke sword and his mom and sister pinned his new rank on. Following the swearing in, the family took a few portraits and then headed inside for a delicious dinner from Garden and Galley. We wish Tanner all the best in his future endeavors as a new Marine officer.