Valentine’s Day Photo Gallery | Stories of Love Laura Scruggs on February 14, 2017 in Inspiration Winner #1: “I love my dad,who passed away last year. This photo is everything…80s hair and all. It made me realize HOW IMPORTANT prints are. This is all I had left of my dad. He lived in another state, so I didn’t see him much. The only photos we have together are the prints I found at my moms after he had passed. It made me change the way I sell my photography for sure!” Photo by Kimberly A. Weber Winner #2: “Love does not have to be by blood.” Photo by Tammy Thompson Winner #3: “I love this women in the bright yellow. She has my daughter’s lungs, and she ran with them. Organ donations at its most beautiful.” Photo by Laura Givens Honorable Mention Entries: “My wife and my daughters while on a 5000 mile road trip over winter break.” Photo by Daddio Nardelli “My daughter raised Grainger of Guiding eyes for the blind, all through college!” Photo by William M. Perrelli “I love that my job allows me to witness all the laughs, tears, and other emotional moments that life brings. Best job ever!” Photo by Kelly Wagner “My dear daughter, I love you more then words can say! You are a true blessing to your dad, brothers and I. We will teach you the way of life and love.” Photo by Sorena Washington-Briley “My love for the ocean! It’s so vast, beautiful and mysterious. Having the freedom to explore some of the most surreal aquatic destions the world is what keeps me going!” Photo by Zach Stadler “I love my husband ! We’ve been married 8 years and together for 15 years! He’s my best friend and there is no one else that I want to share my journey with! So proud of his accomplishments this year – he graduated with his bachelors in the fall!” Photo by Tiana Thomas Ivey “These are my parents -they live thousands of miles away from me. I live here in America and they live in the Philippines. This photo is always my favorite because I only get a chance to have a picture with them every time I go home which is every 3 years. I love these two so much. They are my strength and the reason why I live every day!” Photo by Yehleen Bacalso-Gaffney “This is a horse named “Miss Valentine”. This is a horse that [celebrates] Valentine’s Day all year long.” Photo by Walt Kobbe “The love between my husband and one of his best friends is quite evident in the picture. True Love.” Photo by Karen Jacobs “Love that I am blessed to work with an awesome group of students every day…students who work to make the community and world a better place.” Photo by Traci Buckner “I love being a mom. My 4 kids love each other sincerely and enjoy each other’s company so much. My son leaves for basic training for the US Coast Guard early tomorrow morning on Valentine’s day. I’m so proud of my babies and the adults they are becoming!” Photo by Shannon Cyrus Wright “Love my family. Without them I wouldn’t have been as strong minded and dedicated to this thing called life.” Photo by Erin Mouliere “Love is fighting for your family! This image isn’t of me. This image is of Doniel, who was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her sister wanted her to do something for herself before she lost both of her breasts. She is fighting for herself, but more important her family…I love her courage, strength, and beauty. She has to keep fighting for those she loves!” Photo by Jessica L. Acheson “Love is Homecoming. My grandsons are happy to have their mom home.” Photo by Ruth Ostrowski “All 3 of us live very far from our parents or family, but we have each other’s backs! We often share laughs, tears, and food! Friendship that turns into sisterhood will last a lifetime.” Photo by Diya Ariyanti S. “This sure is love! These two telling jokes.” Photo by Lindsay Congdon-Leslie “I LOVE the beautiful snow covered mountains of Table Rock in NC !” Photo by Brenda King “I love fostering. Last year we took care of 3 foster children and our 4 biological children(the baby is missing in this picture); 7 children total. I love everything fostering taught me. It reminded me how children just want to feel wanted and loved. I love what it taught my biological children. It is hard but, worth it. Now we are adopting our beautiful foster daughter and our good friends are adopting our foster sons. My heart is filled with happiness.” Photo by Erica Hartwig “I love this girl. She was my surprise baby and though we weren’t expecting her, she changed our family for the best. She fills our world with laughter, goofy faces, lots or snuggles, unending love and so much sunshine. I couldn’t imagine life without her!” Photo by Emily Ann “For these two it wasn’t love at first sight, but boy how they love each other now! And of course for me they are my everything!” Photo by Melissa Bennett “I love taking my best friends to new places on new trails!” Photo by Mitch Bearden “Love for the sport of photography!” Photo by Sue Mcinally “The most precious things in our life: our children. [This is] my favorite photo of them. It isn’t perfect, but they are.” Photo by Michelle Kahclamat “Love being able to help adoptable animals find their families.” Photo by Sarah Matula “The way these two girls love each other is just amazing. My heart melts watching them interact with each other. It’s not always smiles and giggles, but they would do anything for each other!” Photo by Carolyn Robinson “Best friend, father of my baby, makes me laugh all of my days. Always thankful for him and the life we’ve created.” Photo by Amber Leann “The pure love and joy of my new combined family! Looking forward to many more years of love and fun…” Photo by Danielle Duero Rolfs “This is my daughter and our boxer, Rocky. He’s been gone 3 years now; he was an old soul. This photo hangs in her room and on our family room. He was the best dog ever!” Photo by Brenda Almaraz “I love my hometown of New Orleans. You never know what you might find around the corner. Frenchmen Street on a summer day.” Photo by Jackie Jackson “The love between a child and her pup.” Photo by Kate Gronewold “This is our grandson whom we’ve been raising for over two years. We are adopting him. My husband & I never thought we’d be parenting at this stage in our lives. This little boy is the center of our lives & we cannot imagine our lives being complete without him. It’s impossible to put into words how much we love this little boy. This photo is from his smash cake photo shoot from his 2nd birthday.” Photo by Chris Cavallo “Two of my loves in one picture! My brother with one of his horses. He stepped up to be my role model after my Dad passed away when I was 19. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. He is always there when I need him. I love my brother to pieces!” Photo by Raechell Likes “They are the reason I fight so hard to become cancer free. My children and husband are my everything.” Photo by Karissa Rodriguez-Kindred “After two miscarriages I wasn’t sure if I was going to able to be a mom. My whole heart belongs to my boys.” Photo by Alexis Pickard “My son, staring out the window waiting on his dad to get home from work.” Photo by Ashley Laveglia “Good old fashioned lovers – 39 years worth of marriage!” Photo by Stanley Ford Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Nations Photo Lab!