20 emotional photos that will pull at you

One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Jessica Lutz chose the theme of ‘Emotion’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…



Bre Thurston

Bre Thurston

Dana Leigh

Dana Leigh

Ebony Logins

Ebony Logins

Heather Stockett

Heather Stockett

Jen Evans

Jen Evans

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

Lisa Tichane

Lisa Tichane

Tabitha Brennenstuhl

Tabitha Brennenstuhl

Siti Aminah

Siti Aminah

Niki Boon

Niki Boon

Nikki Toth

Nikki Toth

Courtney Rust

Courtney Rust

Shannon Beardslee

Shannon Beardslee



Sharon Covert

Sharon Covert

Signe Clayton

Signe Clayton

Stacy Krager

Stacy Krager





Would you like the opportunity to be featured in next month’s photo share here on the CMblog? Our next guest judge has asked for your favorite ‘New’ photos which you can submit here. Not a member of the forum? Don’t forget that you can sign up today risk-free!

Birthday Week giveaway #1!

Congratulations to Judy who said, “Wow! Gorgeous images! Love all of them :)”! Email Kristy at kristydooley@clickinmoms.com to claim your prize.

CM is 7 and this week we’re celebrating our birthday (you can play along on the forum here). Here on the blog, we’ll have a contest every day. Just comment on the blog post to enter to win. You have until Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:59pm PST. All winners will be announced on their respective blog posts on Saturday, March 21st.

Would you like to win one of the awesome photography t-shirts below from the CMstore? Let us know which one you’d like in the comments below for your chance to win!

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  1. Ebony Logins Mar 16 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wow, these are beautiful and really do tug at the ol’ heart strings! So honoured to have my boy Monty featured in this great collection 🙂

  2. Jamie Mar 16 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Some lovely work you’ve curated here. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday! I would be happy to sport the PhotograpHER shirt.

  3. Casey Byrum Mar 16 2015 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I love every single one of these emotional photos! <3 I am so lucky to be apart of an amazing group of photographers to learn and grow!

    • Casey Byrum Mar 16 2015 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Shirt #1

  4. Nicole S. Mar 16 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    This was a wonderful thread to go through on the forum and I just love the images you chose, Jessica!

  5. Michele Kendzie Mar 16 2015 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    My favorites are the happy ones. The sad ones pull at me TOO hard!

  6. MargyB Mar 16 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Beautiful array of such a wide range of emotions….

  7. Erin Mar 16 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    I just love the breadth of emotions shown here! Lovely work everyone.

  8. Bethany Mar 16 2015 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Shirt #3 🙂

    Love these photos! So inspiring <3

  9. Natalie Mar 16 2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Moms gonna snap! 🙂

  10. Jillain Mar 16 2015 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I’d love to win Moms Gunna Snap! All the sad emotions are the best, those are the moments least captured but mean so much.

  11. Diane W. Mar 16 2015 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    What great images… I thought of many emotions in my head as I looked at each one.

  12. Jillian Boshkoski Mar 16 2015 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Shirt #2 PhotograpHER
    These are beautiful! Love the emotions captured.

  13. Charleen Mar 16 2015 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    love the photos! Precious.

  14. Jacqueline C. Mar 16 2015 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    I would love #1. Love these beautiful photos!

  15. Maja Mar 16 2015 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Lovely pictures!
    I’d love the photograp(her) t-shirt.

  16. Roberta Mar 16 2015 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    These photos are all so inspiring. Happy Birthday! Shirt #2.

  17. JanTyler Mar 16 2015 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Such an inspiring collection! <3

  18. Kristey Fritz-Martin Mar 16 2015 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Absolutely brilliant <3

  19. Rachel F. Mar 16 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Such a variety of emotions! I would pick the photograpHer shirt.

  20. Jennifer W Mar 16 2015 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    I love the Grey Camera Tee.

  21. Kathy Mar 16 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Lovely collection of images for this month’s theme! Great work everyone!

  22. Kim Mar 16 2015 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Love all of these images. I would love the gray T-Shirt. Thanks!!!!

  23. Shauna Hargis Mar 16 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    #3 (the gray shirt) & the images on here are all beautiful!

  24. JulieAnnD Mar 16 2015 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful photo’s! I’m loving that first shirt too.

  25. Chelsea Malan Mar 16 2015 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Grey camera tee is awesome. This photos are sweet.

  26. Stephanie Mar 16 2015 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous images! I’m new to the site and I have to say it fills me with such joy to see a same sex couple photo featured! Being a same sex family, we are not represented enough on blogs, so thank you! I LOVE the “photograpHER” shirt!

  27. Emily Mar 16 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    These are amazing. I need to work on getting more emotion in my images. (also – I really like Mom’s Gonna Snap shirt!)

  28. Heather Mar 16 2015 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    these photos are absolutely beautiful. My favorite has to be the toddler in the tub with the duck, so adorable. I would love to show off the moms gonna snap t-shirt. That’s one thing my kids would probably tell you, I take too many pictures!!!

  29. Heidi G Mar 16 2015 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    this is a beautiful post! Love all of the images! I’d pick the third shirt because I’ve already purchased the other two! 🙂

  30. Courtney Mar 16 2015 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    What a group of talented photographers! And a wide range of emotions. Nice work all!

  31. Courtney Mar 16 2015 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    OH and I’d dig the PhotographHER shirt! If I’m so lucky!

  32. Jen Mar 16 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    So honored to have my image chosen amongst so many gorgeous images! I’d live the mom’s gonna snap tee! My CA tee is so comfy!

  33. Jessie Mar 16 2015 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, emotional pictures. I love the processing of them.

  34. Meredith Mar 16 2015 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Very inspiring! Shirt number 3 🙂

  35. Charlotte Mandrier Mar 16 2015 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed this collection of photos – so many emotions! re: the birthday contest, would LOVE the “PhotograpHER” Shirt to wear on my way to Click Away!!! 🙂

  36. Lisa Benemelis Mar 16 2015 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful collection of images, ladies.

  37. valerie Mar 16 2015 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Oh, wow. These are magnificent, I am in awe of the emotion…. definitely inspiring.

  38. megan havelaar Mar 17 2015 at 1:31 am - Reply

    i’d love shirt #3!!

  39. Karen Mar 17 2015 at 1:38 am - Reply

    What a stunning selections of photos! So many stirring a range of emotions in me as I scrolled through one by one – what a roller coaster ride of emotion. Well done. I love the PhotograpHER shirt in the centre.x

  40. Better-photography Mar 17 2015 at 7:02 am - Reply

    These are wonderful! The emotion of the moment really comes through. Great job!

  41. Judy Mar 17 2015 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Wow! Gorgeous images! Love all of them 🙂

  42. Sherry G Mar 17 2015 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Love the emotion in all these photos and the gray tshirt on the right.

  43. Debbie Mar 17 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    These are so beautiful! I would love the gray camera t. 🙂

  44. Pattia Mar 17 2015 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Momma’s Gonna Snap!
    Beautiful pictures. You can the emotion in all of them. Happy Birthday CM!

  45. missy Mar 17 2015 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Such gorgeous images! I loved them all.

  46. Kim L Mar 17 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful collection of emotional photos!
    Would love to win the “photograp[her] shirt.

  47. Alisa Stilwell Mar 17 2015 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Love all of these! It would be hard to choose a favorite.

  48. Amy Langley Mar 17 2015 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Wonderful images! I love the “mom’s gonna snap” t-shirt.

  49. Ophelia Mar 17 2015 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    These are gorgeous! I especially love the photo by Sharon with the overhead b/w of the spine. I may try that to document my back struggles with scoliosis. Never thought to try that before but I think I will now.

  50. melissa miller Mar 17 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    What a great collection of images!

  51. Eli Renteria Mar 17 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I really love this collection!… So inspiring!!! Great work everyone

  52. Kim Mar 17 2015 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Mom’s gonna snap!

  53. Kim Mar 17 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    mom’s gonna snap

  54. Karen L Mar 17 2015 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Mom’s Gonna Snap 🙂
    Love all the images, especially the snow, mountains and jumping one 🙂

  55. Jennifer Mar 17 2015 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Photographer. Thanks and happy birthday!!

  56. Erin Mar 17 2015 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I love the Mama’s Gonna Snap tee!

  57. Kim Mar 18 2015 at 10:35 am - Reply

    The gray one

  58. Emily Hamson Mar 19 2015 at 9:50 am - Reply

    The photograp[her] shirt is awesome, though it’s really a tough choice period!

  59. Ellen Mar 19 2015 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Gray camera!

  60. Michelle Mar 19 2015 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Mom’s gonna snap!
    All of the photos are AMAZING!!!

  61. Megan Mar 19 2015 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    I love the photograp[her] shirt. 🙂

  62. Sandy Thelen Mar 20 2015 at 9:54 am - Reply

    What a moving group of images. Lovely work everyone!

  63. Annie Mar 20 2015 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Wow! Amazing work!

  64. Julie Mar 20 2015 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    mom’s gonna snap!

  65. Hope s Mar 21 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    gray one

  66. Emily Aug 03 2016 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Wow Great collection i am really happy to see all photos, Thanks

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