Posts Tagged ‘touching’

Family Portrait with ‘Ghost Dad’ Goes Viral

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Photographer Kayli Rene has captured quite a few family portraits for clients, but a somewhat unusual one has captured the world’s attention. It’s a photo she made recently for Sierra Sharry, the mother of a 6 month old boy who lost her husband in an accident last year. At Sharry’s request, Rene included the husband as a ghostly figure in the shot.

The resulting photo (shown above) has seen been “liked” by hundreds of thousands of people and has been featured on news shows and websites across the country.
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Touching Photos of a Family’s Special Bond with the Magpie They Rescued

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In late 2013, Australian photographer Cameron Bloom‘s family found an abandoned magpie chick on the ground in Newport, New South Wales. They took the bird in, learned how to raise it, and it quickly became a part of their family and daily life.

As they raised the magpie, which they named “Penguin,” Bloom began to document the experience through Instagram. Tens of thousands of people around the world are now following along as he shares touching photos that show the closeness of the bird and family.
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Portraits of Rescued Dogs and the Tattooed Owners Who Saved Them

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Since 2012, photographer Brian Batista has been shooting an ongoing project titled Tattoos & Rescues. It’s a series of portraits that seeks to combat the negative stereotypes surrounding both rescue dogs and tattooed people. The photos are meant to show that looks can be deceiving, and you should get to know both dogs and people before judging them based on outward appearances.
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A Proposal Done Through a Fake Jewelry Commercial Shoot

This isn’t very photography related, but it could make for an interesting 8-minute break to your day. The video above is the story of how commercial videographer Dave Wallace of British Columbia proposed to his girlfriend by putting together a fake and elaborate shoot for a jewelry commercial.
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Photographer Captures Heartwarming Photos of His Parents Waving Goodbye at the Door

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For as long as photographer Angelo Merendino can remember, leaving his parents’ house involved a heartfelt goodbye at the door.

“There was never an, ‘I’ll just let myself out,'” he writes. “It was always, ‘We’ll walk you to the door.'” At some point he realized this goodbye wasn’t always a given, and decided to capture it in photos for the remaining years he had with his 80+ year old parents. Read more…

A Father’s Touching Photos of His Two Sons and Their Teddy Bear

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There are few things that symbolize the innocence of childhood the way a teddy bear does. A stuffed companion who is as real to a 2-year-old as anything made of flesh and blood, at that age the teddy bear isn’t just something you play with… it plays back.

It’s this innocence and wonder that photographer Adrian Murray captures in his touching photographs of his two boys, Emerson and Grayson, and their toy bear.
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The Story Behind this Powerful Photo of a Black Boy Hugging a White Cop at a Ferguson Demonstration

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Amidst the many photos of hate, anger, sadness and sometimes outright destruction that have flooded the media since a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, sparking riots and protests across the US, there are glimmers of hope and humanity.

One such glimmer was captured by Oregon-based freelance photographer Jonny Nguyen at a Ferguson demonstration in Portland earlier this week. Read more…

96-Year-Old Photographer Writes a Wonderful Message to His Granddaughter and Gives Her His Gear

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22-year-old Alexis Taylor recently shared an email she received from her 96-year-old photographer grandfather, and it’s just too wonderful not to share. Read more…

Couple Uses Cute Group Photo Trick to Tell Their Friends They’re Having a Baby

If you need a reason to crack a smile today, or you and your significant other just found out you’re having a baby and you’d like to announce it in a fun and creative way, San Francisco couple Kat and Kris can help.

Instead of just delivering the news directly, the couple pretended they were taking a group photo of their friends and shot video instead. When the time came for the standard “say cheese” moment at the end of the countdown, they instead told everyone to say “Kat’s pregnant” and waited for the lightbulb to go off. Read more…

Nikon Repairs Ontake Eruption Victim’s Camera and Recovers Photos for His Grieving Family

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Out of tragedy, a small ray of light and corporate kindness shines through today. The eruption of Japan’s Mount Ontake on September 27th took many hikers by surprise, claiming at least 56 lives. One of them was 66-year-old photography enthusiast Kazuo Wakabayashi.

His brand new Nikon camera was found and returned to his family in October — as were many others — but, sadly, almost all of the data was corrupted and the ash-covered camera unusable. Until, that is, Nikon did something wonderful and offered to repair it for the grieving family free of charge. Read more…