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I Heart Faces – Photojournalism

I kind of like to think that my style of photography is photojournalistic.  I may not be capturing anything newsworthy, but what I capture is important to me.  It was a struggle to decide what to show here.  I finally created a collage from a few VBS photos, mainly because that experience really had an observer kind of vibe.  I roamed about and took photos of anything and everything that was going on.  It was fun to capture kids in real moments…nothing posed or formal. 

After making the collage, one photo stood out to me.  Technically, it has all sorts of problems, but I couldn’t help smiling.  The girl on the left is our pastor’s daughter.  This gal has an incredible heart for people.   She is so close to the little girl in the photo, and the moment captured in time between them is precious.

I think this week is going to be incredible.  Should be tons of touching photos and real moments shared.  Check them out at I Heart Faces!

  • lifebythecreek - Yep, there's a story in there and it's one that I would love to hear! I think (and hope) that there will be less emphasis this week on technical perfection and gauzy beauty, and more on the REAL reason for photography; the capturing of a moment in time that is real, has meaning, and NEEDS to be recorded. Love this, Drew (and hey, no turkey butts were harmed in the making of THIS picture… )ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - You definitely have a photojournalistic style. I think you could work for New York Times or somewhere equally impressive. I love the real moment you captured and the real joy. You always inspire me. I can't wait to see the images this week either. Very excited.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - This is just so beautiful. So, so beautiful.

    I love the black and white finish..

    K xxReplyCancel

  • Ashley Sisk - I love her expression – it's perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - The Arthur Clan - Hey Pam…no dissing on the TURKEY BUTTS! The butts weren't harmed. They were just clean (and why a turkey butt should be clean is still beyond my comprehension.)

    You are a photojournalistic genius Drew. Love your style of photography so much!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - Gorgeous photo! Simply perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - beautiful! What a precious moment you've captured.ReplyCancel

  • Becca - Oh I LOVE this – what a beautiful moment you captured my friend :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings - What a nice capture and such emotion in it….ReplyCancel

  • carlotta - LOVE this photo! This is such a precious moment.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I love this! How such a sweet relationship is captured like that!

    (You have to be a special person for a kid to look at you like that :)ReplyCancel

  • Britney - wonderful post, and beautiful photo! 😀ReplyCancel

  • Christina - What great laughter! And I love how the girl is holding the thumbs of the woman. :)ReplyCancel

  • Bekah Bell - I only think it's fair I share with you all the story behind the picture :)

    This is such a special picture to me, and I am beyond touched that Andrea chose it for this week's "I Heart Faces."

    This summer I taught English as a second language for Muskingum University. We ran a summer camp for English language learners in my diverse community. One of the families who attended, have four of the most gorgeous children; the mom is from Ecuador, the dad from Mexico, and the children are gorgeous, precious children!

    I developed a close relationship with the family, but especially this little girl, Amy, who just turned three. We had very little words to share in each other's language, so we relied a lot on hugs and smiles!

    I brought the children to our Bible School, and Amy loved being with the other 2 and 3-year olds. However, she was separated from her group and got really scared.

    BROKE MY HEART!! I scooped her up, hugged her, and tickled her. Her familiar, beautiful smile came back to her face! Andrea captured this moment mid-tickle- you can see little Amy grabbing my hands.

    It means so much to see this little girl smile. It is the only language we share.

    Thanks, Andrea!ReplyCancel

  • Drew - Thanks, Bekah, for sharing the story. I was going to try, but I knew I'd get the details all wrong! I love the work you are doing with these beautiful ladies. I know they have touched your life as much as you have touched theirs.ReplyCancel

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