50 Photos of Human Connection To Make You Smile | Maine Family and Lifestyle Photographer

I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about what to share here on my blog. Usually this time of year, my page begins to quickly fill with current sessions and new and familiar faces, but this year is obviously quite different. A few weeks ago, as this craziness was just starting to unfold, I published 50 photos of happy kids, in hopes that it would raise our spirits a little during a scary and challenging time. Now, a few weeks later, we find ourselves still in a scary and challenging time, but missing one of the true fundamentals of human life – physical connection.

When I think of words to describe my work, “connection” has always been high on my list. During every session, it is important for me to capture the connection my clients have to each other, and so today I thought I’d share a post of another 50 photos, this time highlighting the beauty that is physical human connection. My point in this post is not to cause sadness or feelings of loss. Instead, it is a reminder that we can still be connected to those who live with us, and my hope is that it will bring a smile to your face as you think about coming together again in the hopefully-not-so-distant future with those who don’t live with you.

I find myself, even in this time of staying put, feeling overwhelmed by all that is happening around us – the news, social media, distance learning, the constant buzzing of the phone and computer from people wanting to connect digitally – so today’s post is a reminder to not forget the most simple types of connection of all. The hugs, the kisses, the laughter, the snuggles. Every day is hard right now, but don’t forget to take this time to nuzzle up with the ones you can, and look forward to the day when you can once again throw your arms around the ones you currently can’t. Take a deep breath, smile, connect, and know that this too, will pass.