Friday, July 6, 2012

The Story through my Lens

It’s Friday – the day where I join other bloggers and take five short minutes to just write from the heart. Five Minute Friday is hosted by Gypsy Mama and this week’s prompt is STORY.

As I sat here for a second, wondering what direction to take “story” different photos were popping up on my screensaver. And ya know, I think that’s probably why I enjoy taking photos so much; I'm able to tell a story every time I look through my lens and take a photo.
Take the above photo for instance, you probably just see a boy hugging an older man.....

But I see a bigger story. I see a sweet boy (MY sweet boy) with a huge heart with my Daddy. I see that little boy SO excited to see his Granddaddy even though it had only been a few days since he last saw him. I see a boy hugging his Granddaddy with a death grip and I watched through my lens as he didn't let go of his Granddaddy for at least five minutes. I see my Daddy not annoyed that he is wasting five minutes on his knee hugging his grandson, but I see my Daddy soaking it in and loving every minute of it probably more than Noah is!

My photos may not be award winning or perfectly composed but they tell a story. 

My lens allows me to capture the moment and freeze it in time but my heart remembers the stories. 


  1. Pictures often tell stories that words cannot. Thank you for sharing the story of your picture. Keep it up!


  2. THAT is a wonderful photo, and you are sooo right. Photos do tell stories, so powerfully. You have a gift for clicking at just the right moment.

  3. You are so right about pictures telling a story. Some picture stories will speak to many and some will just speak to our hearts because we know the FULL story behind them. This picture is one that would speak to many. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Visiting from the 5MF. I've never been disciplined to take many pictures. I truly believe they do tell a story. I am striving to get better at it. Have a beautiful weekend.

  5. This is why I love taking pictures. Even if they don't turn out well enough for anyone to see but you, they help you remember the moments that are so precious to us. I love this picture of Nono and your Daddy! :) <3