4th of July Images | Life + Lens Blog Special Edition

This month’s call for images on our Instagram focused on the theme of July 4th and/or Freedom and Independence (for our friends outside of the U.S.) We received some really beautiful images in response and we thank you for your submissions. We also want to take this opportunity to wish a very special, heartfelt THANK YOU to the men & women who serve our country.

Here are some of our favorite 4th of July Images from your submissions, along with some inspirational quotes about freedom and independence.

From every mountainside, Let Freedom ring. – Samuel F. Smith

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Karen Bailey Photography |Naperville, IL

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. – Nelson Mandela

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Kaleb Andreas Photography | San Diego, CA

***Please note that this is not an active train track, it is a train track used on the weekends for children’s enjoyment.***

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. – Benjamin Franklin

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Lisa d. Photography | Phoenix, AZ

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. – Peter Marshall

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The Porter’s Wife | Yuma, AZ

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. – Abraham Lincoln

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Leslie Leavitt Photography | Omaha, NE

In childhood the daylight always falls too soon—except when there are going to be fireworks; and then the sun dawdles intolerably on the threshold like a tedious guest. – Jan Struther

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Kelly Susan Photography |St Louis, MO

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. – Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address

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Lauren Sheintal Photography| Gaithersburg, MD

Leave us a comment below to let us know which 4th of July/Freedom image or quote inspires you.

We are always accepting submissions for possible feature on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)

What would you like to see featured on Life + Lens Blog? We’d love to hear from you!

Life, Lens + Love,

Lisa + Rachel