Thursday, June 4, 2009

Photostory Friday: Kisses

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


There is nothing in the world like a kiss.

 


A kiss can just light you up. 

The kiss is the most intimate and personal form of human contact.

 


I remember, clearly, the first time I kissed my wife. It was after our second date, in the dorms of Southern Utah University. I asked her permission -- I was more chivalrous back then. 

That kiss was electric, I felt it to my toes. That kiss was light and life to me, it was hope and promise. It was acceptance and desire. 

Cloud nine? Cloud nine was so far below me that it made me dizzy to look down. 

My pictures are often driven by emotion and a search for life, and that's why I love to photograph kisses. 


Little kid kisses

They are almost always big and dramatic.

 


Kids rarely peck lightly on the cheek. 




And I always love the response of both the kisser and the kissed.


Parents and children




The tenderness of unconditional love. 




A mother's kiss is a prayer and a blessing. 


The Promised

The thrill and energy of brides and grooms. 




I LOVE this moment -- right before their lips touch (can you see the sparks?)




And this moment: Everything is possible. 

Now get out of here, and go light someone up with a kiss!

38 comments:

Pam Emmons said...

Look how little my babies were! Awww! Cool post. I have always loved the one with Matt and Jordan kissing Emma.

Straight to Your Hart said...

Ah...tender, electric kisses. So grateful my daughters inherited it:) Ask me when they are older:(

Very sweet pictures!

Wayne said...

What a great photo friday,

Mom24 said...

Those are great pictures, and what a fun post. Kisses are awesome, aren't they?

BTW--I was wrong, Mark couldn't come up with the day he asked me to marry him, but he got the month and the year...I was thrilled with that, and yes, he got a kiss. :-)

Ryanne said...

What beautiful pictures you have! Great story!

Emily said...

So sweet. I love kissing and kissing pictures too!

Robyn said...

Awesome post. So true.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

beautiful...both the pictures and the sentiment!!

latree said...

I can't live without kisses from my husband and kids.
and it's funny how my kids could run and chase when one tries to kiss the other.

Pam Emmons said...

Don't worry, Annie will always love you the most!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

The kiss sandwich is one of the best. :) All gorgeous pictures and a great post.

Rachael said...

what a beautiful tribute to kisses...so many words spoken in such a seemingly small gesture.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Awesome series... love the pics!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Kissing is fantastic! I couldn't agree more about the sparks too. Great PSF!

sunshinesls said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

My husband ran away when we kissed the first time....long story.....but he came right back!!!! Love it!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

I see the sparks!

"My pictures are often driven by emotion and a search for life, and that's why I love to photograph kisses." I once heard a photographer say he didn't take pictures of things, but of feelings. And he's a landscape photographer. Photography is truly an art.

Off to kiss someone....

Maggie May said...

I just LOVED this post!
Took me back in time!

Melissa said...

Awwww, great post... a kiss is a kiss is a kiss!!

Kat said...

Good lordy I must be a crazy emotional preggo lady. This post is just so sweet it made me cry. Love it. :)

kaye said...

my daoughter gets married tomorrow. . . I'll see some kissing! loved the post

echoeve said...

This was one of your best posts. I just loved the pictures and the story.

Jaysi said...

Great post...it is really cool to see how many different "kinds" of kisses there are. Each with there own emotion and meaning.

Steph said...

I LOVE this post! You seem to be able to capture so much!
My baby just learned how to pucker up...it's my favorite!
Good job friend.

Kellan said...

Oooooooh - there is absolutely nothing better than kisses! Loved this post and these beautiful photos!!!

Have a great weekend, Chris!

Kellan

Alex @ I'm the Mom said...

You made me cry.

Beautiful post, pictures and sentiments.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

AVT Coach said...

I'm back around after a break and loved reading this post, and seeing all of your recent photos. I am usually so focused on "words" that my mind can be strayed from the need also for "touch". Thanks for the reminder, a kiss really says it all!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Consider it DONE.

:)

Seriously cute, I love those first 3, talk about perfection Chris.

Kelly Deneen said...

This just might be my favorite post of yours ever. :)

Cecily R said...

When Jon was at Ricks he bet his roommate that he could kiss every girl in one of the dorms in a week. He won. Hussy.

To make up for it (not really, we didn't even know each other back then), he paid a ride operator at the fair to stop the ferris wheel at the top...how can you resist a first kiss like that?

FAB and RAD pics this week...love the mommy shot.

Krystyn said...

Oh, I love all of those. You made me remember my first kiss with my hubby. You are right, way about cloud nine...and then the first kiss of your little one; then when you have little ones and they kiss each other....oohhhhh!

CC said...

Such wonderful kisses!!!!

Sharon said...

That is such a sweet post! Those are great pictures too. My husband asked me too!

lisaschaos said...

I love kissing my sweet little granddaughter! In fact I posted kissing photos yesterday - her brother seems to think she's pretty kissable too and she sticks her little tongue out like it's icky. :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Awesome pictures! Kisses are fun to capture.

Corey~living and loving said...

best post EVER!

sending you a totally platonic (spelling?) cyber blogger kiss for it.

tommie said...

those are some good kisses!

Lindsay said...

I love seeing pics of kids kissing their parents - nothing better.

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