The Kissing Post – Inspiring Images of “A Kiss”

The Kissing Post…. Do you love taking pictures of people kissing?

This week’s MCP Facebook Fan share theme is kissing. We received more than 350 entries?  It was so fun looking through all these emotional photos and expressions of love.

For those who are new here, the way this works is:

  1. The theme is posted to Facebook. So join me here so you do not miss out.
  2. Photographers send in photos that fit the theme (usually over a day or two) – re-sized to 600px wide.
  3. My twin 8 year old girls are the judges – they pick 10 (or maybe up to 12-15) to share on the MCP Blog (remember since they are the judges – you are dealing with 8 year old thoughts on photography as well as the subject matter).
  4. I create a post, like this one and share the photos alongside links to the photographer’s website.
  5. Those that did not make it, do NOT feel bad. First off, there are no prizes.  Secondly, I get hundreds of entries.  Thirdly, I still want you to share.  You can now share in two ways.  Either upload your 600px wide jpg image to the comments (BRAND NEW feature here). It will show as a thumb and people can click through these! Or you can upload it to the MCP Flickr Group.  Or both!

*** Next theme is “April Showers – deadline is tomorrow. Send in your umbrella shots, raining shots, muddy boots, shots, and anything you think of when you hear “April Showers.”

So now for the fun!  Kissing photos.  I hope these inspire you. My twins are at that stage where they said “ewwww” to 98+% of the photos.  They think kissing is gross.  So it was humorous watching them go through this many submissions. And while it helped narrow things down, as they excluded so many for that reason, some amazing photography and kissing pictures got left behind because of the 8 year old “ewwww” mentality.

Here are their top picks – the ones that made them laugh, smile, and say “cool” or “fun.” Please remember to add your favorite kissing photo to the comment section (your entry that was not picked or others if you just missed it on FB – just upload your photo sized at 600px wide – and we can have an amazing kiss shots.

siblings kissing and spilling popcornPhoto submitted by Kara May Photography

girl kissing a frogPhoto submitted by Heidi Brand Photography

kissing couple in a bubblePhoto submitted by Brittany Preston of Momentology Photography

lipstick kiss mark on cheekPhoto submitted by Heidi Lawson of Wishful Thinking Photography

dog kissing licking boy on facePhoto submitted by Teresa Sweet Photography

couple-kissing-by-treePhoto submitted by Rebecca of Ruby Joon Photography

silhouette of family kissingPhoto submitted by Julie Mitchell Photography

child kissing mom's pregnany bellyPhoto submitted by Traci Todd Photography

kissing in a poloroidPhoto submitted by Captured Photography by Maggie

Photo submitted by Kid Pics Photography

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

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  1. 1
    Brooke says:

    Ugh! So sad i missed this one. Here’s my Kiss pic anway

  2. 2

    Love that Brooke. Thank you for sharing here. Hope more do too.

  3. 3

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  4. 4

    I loooove kissing photos! and here’s mine too!

  5. 5
    Stephanie says:

    The girls have awesome taste! My fave is the one with the bubble!

  6. 6

    Aw!! Thanks Boys! I made the list!

  7. 7
    Heidi Lawson says:

    Hooray! One of mine got picked! That was FUN. Here’s another of my favorites.

  8. 8
    Nicole says:

    Oh wow Kara May’s colors are great! Love it!

  9. 9

    So sorry I missed this one, I have a favorite image to share!

  10. 10
    julie megill says:

    here is a diffrent kissing photo

  11. 11
    julie megill says:

    soot i forgot to post my pic anyways her eit is

  12. 12

    I SO think your girls would have loved this one….i forgot to submit it before the deadline :( My oldest and her “baby” Gunner…he is an english mastiff and was about 8 months old at the time.

  13. 13
    Amy Dungan says:

    Great post! I missed this one too. Here is a kiss pic I took that everyone seems to like.

  14. 14
    Jenny Skibo says:

    I was going to enter, but got distracted by my girls. :) Here’s my submission anyways!

  15. 15
    Jenny Skibo says:

    I’m loving these themes! Can’t wait for the next one!

  16. 16
    Karen Cupcake says:

    Here is (one of )mine! I missed it too!

  17. 17
    Karen Cupcake says:

    and another I love too!

  18. 18
    traci says:

    cannot believe mine was picked!
    love the bubble image!

  19. 19
    julie megill says:

    here is one more coudnt decide between the two

  20. 20

    I love kissing photos!

  21. 21
    Sandy Berend says:

    missed deadline .. here but this is one of my favorites

  22. 22
    Pam D says:

    This one isn’t edited really at all… pretty much SOCC. And my boy wanted me to get the pic because he fell in love with the big fella. Sweet!

  23. 23
    Carli Canata says:

    great post! i missed the deadline but here’s a kissing photo i love.

  24. 24

    I am loving all of these. Remember the next contest – email me your entries for a chance to be featured.

  25. 25
    Katie Hardy says:

    Photo by Katie O Hardy Photography

  26. 26

    LOVE the beach one! Here’s mine!

  27. 27
    Kerry says:

    How fun! Those are all really nice. I love the creative ones! Here is one of mine.

  28. 28

    just with one twin . . .

  29. 29
    Alexa says:

    Love all of them! And what a GREAT idea!! This blog just got even better! (if that’s possible!) I love how you include your girls too. :)

  30. 30

    Oh my goodness, I am HONORED!!! :) Thank you so much Jodi (tell the twins thank you too)! MCP Actions is the BEST!

  31. 31

    Here are my girlies at 2

  32. 32

    Another kissing shot- I got this one on a canvas

  33. 33
    Diana Liang says:

    This made me smile today

  34. 34
    Patty Henley says:

    I’m in awe over the first compilation of popcorn old time childhood feel! Breathlessly beautiful

  35. 35
    Brienne says:

    Here is my favorite kissing photo.

  36. 36

    he’s trying for a kiss!

  37. 37
  38. 38

    And here is another

  39. 39
  40. 40

    JODIE! I meant to put this umbrella pic under your April share. SORRY! I’ll see if I can find that post. Thanks!

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    MerriLynn says:

    Just wanted to share one of my favorite poses with family photo shoots.

  43. 43

    Great pics! Unfortunately I cannot share as I don’t have any :(


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