January 31, 2012 jennyrain

Wordless Wednesday | Photo Heart Connection

Sometimes you take a photo and there is an instant connection with your heart.

Kat Sloma has started a new challenge to celebrate those photos that we take that make an instant heart connection. They may not be the most glamorous, or follow all the rules… they may not be a great composition, or win any prizes, but to US they mean something. I love that, so I decided to play along.

Chelsea at the Papermama also does a “favorite photo” of the month. Typically those photos are the ones that touch my heart, even if I can’t explain why… so I love and am challenged by the juxtaposition of the two challenges.

Since I’ve been focusing more on building my wedding and bridal business, as well as enjoying various family shoots, I haven’t had much extra time to go on “just for me” shoots… so it is moments like the one above that are captured that keep me encouraged and knowing I’m on the right track.

This photo was from the Pittman family photo shoot and it still causes me to catch my breath every time I see it because I had NO idea there was a cross in the picture until I got home and started processing. It brought Mama Pittman to tears, and still grabs my heart every time I see it.

I’m so very grateful for the things I get to do as a photographer and my continual prayer is that I am a blessing to others.  And it is moments like this one that I am reminded that God is even in my passion for photography and that humbles me.



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I break things and trip a lot. I like to chase things like dreams, goals, ideas, and raindrops. I create things with words. Writing has been an outlet since I first discovered the magic empty space of a journal. Words dance around in my brain and often land amidst scraps of paper, find their way into journals, or etch themselves into blinking pixels. I hope my words fall like rain on tender souls in need of refreshing. Finding photos in random moments helps me share stories. During a trip to Africa the perfect trifecta of my first DSLR, mission trip, and dream-location happened and my love of photography became a reality. I'm currently writing my first book, "Will They Laugh if I Call You Daddy: Growing up with 2 Dads in an Evangelical World," I'm a board member for One Million Kids, and I believe that every kid of an LGBT parent should have an opportunity to #ChangeTheConversation with their story. My bio remains in process because I am.

Comments (9)

  1. Gina @ Chic Homeschool Mama

    Love it!  I know very well that heart connection with certain photos.  While mine are often not technically perfect- they resonate with me in a way that is indescribable! 

  2. Cathy H.

    Don’t you just love those surprises when you upload a photo!  Beautiful image and love the cross!!

  3. I love, love, love this image Jenny, for what it represents for you, for the beautiful accident that resonated both with you and your client. This is a perfect Photo-Heart Connection! (Sorry it took so long to comment, I thought I already did until I came by to look again!)

  4. Your photograph invites you in to look more and wonder what the story is between the people.  It feels very special.  I love the smiles of the children on the bench.  I can see why you have a heart connection to this photo.

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