We've seen photos that evoke emotions. After all, isn't that one of our top goals when we press the shutter? When we came across this image from Lauren in our IG tag, it sparked a joyous, happy emotion with us. A smile instantly grew on our face and we immediately have flashbacks of our childhood playing twirl or take me to the moon. We wanted you, our readers, to have the same giddy feeling so that's why Lauren is this week's The Story Behind feature. IG Handle:. @laurenmorrisphoto Where was

When we received Stacey's answers to our The Story Behind questions, this response rang true: "What daughter wouldn’t love a photo like this with their mom when they are older?" How on point is that statement? Even though this was a client session, we as photographers need to take that statement to heart as well since we normally are the ones behind the cameras. So with the new year here, lets make it our mission to GET IN the shot. After all, it's photos like Stacey's

2018 has been a wonderful year for Bloom and our Instagram followers have played a HUGE part in that. We are constantly toting about the incredible talent we see pop up in our #thebloomforum tag and we are always honored that you include us in your tags. We also want to thank each and every one of you that left encouraging comments and hit that love button. Let's make 2019 an even better year! 1. @jessesalterphotography 2. @kaylacouchphoto 3. @leanna_azzolini_photography 4. @writer1213 5. @saracgarcia 6. @jessesalterphotography 7. @raisingwildones 8. @angelarethwisch 9. @nevilleparkphotography 10. @ambertalbertphotography

"Falling in love is easy but staying in love is very special." -Unknown Ever come across an image that gives you goosebumps? How about one that makes you happy cry? Well, Stephanie's image did both when we spotted it in our tag on IG. We absolutely LOVE the connection she captured between these two love birds and how she shows us that even the elderly needs to document their lives and love, because after all, a true love story never ends. Keep reading to learn more about this very

Normally when you think of lifestyle/storytelling photos, you are just a fly on the wall there to document things that happen in front of you with really no thought process behind the photos. But technically, that's not the case and Shelley's image and the story behind it explains why. She wanted to capture the happiness her daughter was showing while swinging but had to put some thought into the shot to make it work and are we glad she did! The result is a brilliant composed photo

If you haven't tried a themed photoshoot, what have you been waiting for? They are fun to put together and it definitely gets your creative juices flowing. Jessika proves that with her photo above because when we spotted it in our IG tag, we were taken by how "outside the box" it was. The leaves in the forefront and the haunting stare from her subject keeps the viewers gaze. We are happy to share more about this photo in Jessika's own words.