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Powerful Photos That Capture the Single Best Moment in People’s Lives

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In early July 2013, Sports Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch posed an interesting question to his tens of thousands of followers on Twitter: “How many of you have a photograph of the single best moment of your life?” The photographs that people shared in response were powerful and emotional.

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Here are some of the beautiful moments that emerged:

#1: Tears of Joy in a New Father’s Eyes


#2: Child Meets Adopted Sibling for First Time


#3: Graduating College with Brain Cancer


#4: A Baby Son’s First Smile


#5: The First Glimpse of a Sibling


#6: A Wife Wakes Up from Transplant Surgery


#7: A Last Moment with Grandma


#8: A Whiteboard Proposal at School


#9: Giving Life to a Premature Daughter


#10: Seeing a Son Skate


#11: She Would Become His Wife


#12: A Groom and His Flower Girl Daughter


#13: Four Generations in One Photo


#14: Boy Connects with a New Kitten


#15: One Last Story Time with Grandpa


#16: Holding a Child for the First Time


#17: Super Bowl with Dad


#18: News of Victory Over Cancer


#19: Coming Home from War


#20: 66 Years of True Love


#21: First Trip to School Together


#22: When Hard Work Pays Off


#23: Baking Cookies with Mom


#24: You’re Safe Again in My Arms



Photography is a powerful thing.

(via Co.Create and Mashable and theCHIVE)


Image credit: Pure Joy by PhotoDu.de / CreativeDomainPhotography.com