Finding MY Soulmate in a Sea of Unlikely Contenders
...the thought alone makes me happy," says Micha Kemp. "Ken pulled this can out of the
ice bucket at a friend's wedding yesterday. It was his idea to take a pic with
it...I love it! Thanks Coca Cola :)"
The Best Photography Prop? Their Favorite Drink!
"As a photographer I'm all about props!" Pam Monaghan tells us. "I love to include items
that reflect the couple or family, so the images are simply them being them! I
included some of the classic Coke bottles in Gracie's bridal portraits."
Coca-Cola Makes Her Happy
Carmen Moore sends in this senior photo from Bald Knob, Arkansas.
Happiness is Being on the Water
"There is nothing like spending time on the water to get a sense
of perspective on life," says Rob Irvine. "The toughest week of work is forgotten after five
minutes at sail."
Having a Good Beverage with a Good Friend
"I love spending time with my friends," Sammy Bosco says. "Friends are the family you
can choose, and so I love to be around them as much as I can. Friendship is a
very strong source for my happiness."
Let's Drink and Be Married
Fil Sonza says, "It's not unusual for a couple to meet and fall in love over a
bottle of Coke. Glen and Amor both love drinking Coca-Cola: this is their story. One fine day during Glen’s break from work, he went to Semirara Pension House’s
canteen to drink a bottle of Coke. Amor saw Glen and they shared a Coke
together and talked…."
One Bottle Found, One Yet to Be Found
Nina Lesiga shares: "This is a
story of how a Coke bottle connected strangers and brought happiness
to many. During a walk at the beach, I found an unexpected
treasure. Lying at high tide was a bottle sealed with a cork and a
note rolled up inside! My first reaction was to share
the experience. I walked over to three people and we opened it together; we read that
a 9 year old boy had assembled the bottle. When I emailed him, he replied, 'I'm so glad that you found it! Me
and my dad had a fun time making the bottle and we're glad you had fun
finding it.' Hearing about a boy who spends free time without
technology is inspiring. Following his lead, I added a new message to the
bottle and returned it to the water. It would bring us even more happiness to learn that the bottle has been
found once more..."
80s Day at Westmoore High School
Russell Reidlinger sends in this fun photo and says, "This week the high school did 80s dress up day. My daughter
Elizabeth Reidlinger (left) and her friend Savannah Waddell (right) shared
happiness with me by taking a picture next to Coca-Cola advertisement. They
knew that with me working for Coca-Cola almost 20 years (Great Plains OKC) this
would bring a smile to my day. Mission Accomplished."
Refreshing After Living in the Woods
"This is a picture that I took with my cousins after we went
camping," Camilia Alvarez shares with us. "I'm in the middle drinking a Dasani and my cousin to the right is
drinking a really refreshing Coke. We hope you enjoy the scenario of the
picture - it gives a good vibe to represent such a great company!"
Kazz and Ashley's Wedding
"My dad, a Coca-Cola employee, surprised our entire wedding party with
Cokes with their names," says Patricia Saxer. "He searched long and hard for all the names, store after store. He was focused on making the bride happy. He was so happy with himself and proud of his company that
he even found a few bottles with his name on it as well. True happiness is a
wedding and a Coke! This is the life."
Small Town Coca-Cola Girl
Cynthia Buffington says, "In a small town there ain't nothing to do but drink! But when
you're a teenager, it's hard to do. So we all get our buzz on Cokes! Really isn't
nothing like spending your day with your friends on your front porch gossiping
and sipping the bubbly fizz off a freshly opened Coca-Cola! Every Friday night
after the high school football game we get a group of people over and buy at
least 6 packs of Coke and sit around and tell our fishing stories of the week. Honestly the best drink for teenagers!"
Coca-Cola Themed Birthday Cake
"I am an aspiring novice baker and made this cake for a friends
twin brothers," says Dan Pugh. "Not only does one of them have a real love of the Coke brand but
we also felt the 'moments of happiness' campaign perfectly captured the
essence of the cake."
A Wedding Day to Remember
"This is my daughter and her new hubby, enjoying the day!" says John Betancourt.
Another Lunch Truck Day in Hawaii
"My 6 year old daughter figured out how to balance a Coke can
on a table one day while sitting on a picnic bench at a local lunch truck in
Oahu, Hawaii," Emily Nelson tells us. "She was so proud of herself, she grabbed my phone and took this
Sharing a Coke with a Friend
Joyce Davis says, "When we get together with friends, we all sit around playing
games. We eat, drink Cokes, and laugh a lot. My little kitty wanted in on the
friendship and fun. Caught this picture of her trying to sneak a look and a
lick from a Coke!"
#6: Rainbow at Niagara Falls
"A few days ago I went with the family to Niagara Falls, on
the Canadian side," Roberto Portolese says. "I have been there many times, but I've never seen the falls on
a clear day with a beautiful rainbow!"
Cooling Off After a Long Day
"Me and my friends enjoyed a free ice-cold Coca-Cola after a
long day riding rollercoasters in the hot mid-day sun," says Gabrielle Goyette.
Share a Coke with Grandpa
"I found my name and my grandfathers name on a Coke bottle!" says Bethany Newsome. "He is tickled
that his name is on the bottle! He's
had a long year battling congestive heart failure. Seeing him smile has
made it worth it. We love Coca-Cola!"
#13: Santa Ron Likes Coca-Cola
Ronnie Newsome says, "This is after a long and tiring night at Speedway Christmas at the
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Santa is working hard to make the most
enjoyable night for all the children that have waited in line for so long, who can't wait to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. I try to make each one feel special and to let them know
they will have something under the tree and in their stockings Christmas
morning. At the end of a long night there's nothing any better than an ice
#9: Briana and Todd's Engagement Session
"Our grandfather James Farrell worked for Coca-Cola in Los
Angeles for over 40 years," Kelley Young says. "My brother and I were raised on Coke, it was a part
of our lives. Remembering our grandfather, my brother
Todd and my future sister-in-law celebrated his life in their engagement photos."
Opening a Lifetime of Happiness
This story comes to us from Geevashini Naidoo. "The picture that I am about to share with you
was taken on the day of my wedding," she says. "It was a long summer's day for us and after
all the well wishes I got a tad thirsty and requested some Coca-Cola. I drank straight out of the bottle (with good reason -- there were no
cups available). Later, looking at the picture, I saw the most awesome and apt thing
ever... the photo captured 'OPEN HAPPINESS' on the side of the Coca-Cola bottle on the day I started a new life of happiness with the man of
#10: Rickshaw Puller on a Hot Day in Punjab
Ravinder Sharma says, "It was a hot summer day, and I was going to my home when
suddenly I saw a rickshaw puller having a Coke and enjoying his life. When I asked
him to take a photo he started posing with the Coke. Oh my god."
#12: Share a Coca-Cola With...
Angela Newton says, "This is my favorite. Taken of my mom and dad. Married 55
Friends, Denim and Coca-Cola
"Originally I was supposed to do a photo shoot of just the
guy in the photo, Ralph," says Shea Vitti. "I racked my brain for what to do with him, I thought
of some props that I wanted to use with him, but I currently live in a small town
where just about every store in walking distance was closed or didn't have what
I am looking for. Ralph then showed up with his friend, so I asked her to model
for me as well...and then I thought, 'Hey, maybe we can get some Coca-Cola bottles
and they could use those as props,' because in my head that symbolized friendship
and hanging out. We went to the nearest little grocery store and when we
found the cans I thought that was perfect. And the cans said 'friend'
on the side, so even better! We walked around the little town of Iowa City, IA
and did our photo shoot, and we ended it with a sunset and cans of Coca-Cola."
Santa Having a Coke on the Beach
"This is our mayor of Phil Campbell, Alabama, on a
mission trip in Nicaragua enjoying a break with a Coke," says Melissa Mohr.
An American Dog with an American Drink
"Max is a two year old Golden Retriever who loves being the
center of attention and having his photo taken," says Jessica Whaley. "We humans love Coke, so in
honor of the July 4th weekend, we put our two favorite things together!"
Husband + Wife = Soulmates
"Need we say more?" asks Janeth Bondurant.
Celebrating July 4th Vintage Style
"Jaylin is so proud of our new coke machine at Giddy Up
Drive Thru," Brandy tells us. "This machine is the new hit of our town in Texas! Jaylin took a minute to
pose with it this July 4th and we thought the picture was worth sharing."
Learning Photography Through Coca-Cola
"Coca-Cola has always been a favorite drink of mine" says Brett Baybutt. "So when I
got into photography this year, naturally I wanted to try photographing some
cool class Coca-Cola bottles I had saved. I liked how it turned out so I
decided to photograph more and also quite like how those turned out. Coca-Cola
has been a good inspiration for me during my photography journey."
#8: USA Lovebirds in the City of Love
kiss is not the same without a Coke!" Paul Jaeger declares.
We've Been Drinking Coca-Cola
"Had a fun lunch date with the bestie!" says Aysha Abdalla.
Friends, Beach, Coca-Cola
"I got my Coca-Cola tank top last week and have loved it ever
since," Laura D'Angelo tells us. "This picture was taken by one of my track and field teammates and captured my happiness. I was surrounded by friends, wearing my
Coca-Cola tank top, and I was on the beach. Now that is some good stuff."
Happy Days, Graduation, and Coke
Gaetana Sorbara sends us this photo of her son, Michelangelo, having just recently graduated from a 2-year
community college. "After coming off stage, they served refreshments
to graduates and families," she says. "What a delightful surprise! A cool Coke bottle with '2014' printed on it. It is our coolest keepsake. I love it! Now for two more years
at Rutgers University. Lets hope I can continue buying Coke products, lol."
Bandit Collins Loves His Coca-Cola
Madison Collins sends us this adorable puppy picture.
#14: The Bright Design of Coca-Cola - I Love It!
Sofya Tikhonova shares her photo with "the most popular drink all
over the world!"
Trinidad and Tobago's Jouvert Carnival
"Hi guys," says Reshma Anmolsingh, "this was a pic my friend and I took when we were at
Carnival Jouvert 2014 celebrations recently. With a Coca-Cola in hand, it was
just another reason to smile and celebrate! This was my Coca-Cola
Opening Happiness in Tokyo
"This is how I
found happiness in Tokyo," explains Andrew Kerr. "I recently went shopping in Tokyo and came upon a
Coca-Cola store. I immediately noticed a bright red Coca-Cola jacket
and decided to try it on and not only did it fit my style but it reminded me of
home, as an American living abroad. As I left the store I decided to start a new
project where I take photos wearing my jacket with Coke advertisements all over
Japan. Attached is the first photo of my Journey taken at my local train
station on my way home from Tokyo. I can't wait to see all of Japan on my
journey as well as see what Coca-Cola means to the Japanese people and how it
differs from America. I can't wait to share my adventures! Konbanwa from Japan and let's buy the
world a Coke!
Mayon Volcano (Philippines)
Guillermo Aponte sends in: "A morning refreshment at the Mayon Volcano with my
Reunited and It Feels So Good
Abigail Wheeless shares her story: "After a long awaited 8 1/2 weeks of basic military training,
my handsome Airman and I were reunited on the busy streets of Riverwalk in San
Antonio, Texas, after his Air Force graduation ceremony with an ice cold
Coca-Cola and a smile."
The Polar Bear Was Starving
Eric Crisp tells us, "A friend and I went to this small diner when all of a sudden
I saw this hungry polar bear. I knew what it likes...So I fed it your
product that I love so much! Keep on keeping on!"
#7: Cold Winter, Warm Summer
"This is one of the coldest winters in a long time, but summer is not too
long away," promises George Landon. "Hang on!"
Surfing Morocco with Friends
"The water is my element and I share it with my beach buddies," Severine Scala tells us. "There is
nothing better than catching a wave with friends. The sun is shining the
sets are coming up and you start paddling as if there is no tomorrow. To stand
on the board made me scream and laugh and smile all at the same time. I had the
happiest week with my friends Jasmin and Maren! Rock'n Roll Morocco!"
On the Beach Sharing The Real Thing!
Nils Andersen sends in this refreshing photo from the Andaman Sea, a few days before Christmas.
Shrimp and Grits Festival
Richard Sims submits this photo from Jekyll Island's October festival. "When we were
leaving the festival we stopped at some beach side shops and saw this picnic
table with the Coca Cola umbrella next to a 'distance to' sign post," he says.
"Had to take a picture."
We Said Our Vows and Had a Coke
"My new husband and Coke Zero are the two things that make me smile the
most," says Diana Gillean. "Also, the photos from our wedding where we are drinking our Cokes are
some of my favorite shots from the day. Our barn reception would have never
been complete without Coca-Cola. It was the perfect beverage for our big day!"
Australian Cattle Dog’s Boundless Summer Energy!
"Our Australian Cattle Dog, Blue Belle, loves playing frisbee
in the Georgia heat," says Bjarne Tellman. "Here she is taking leaps in our garden before cooling off
with a very long tongue sweat! She keeps herself well hydrated, which is a good
example for the rest of us!"
Coca-Cola While Vacationing in Malawi
"Last August, my husband, youngest son, and I visited my
son-in-law's family in Malawi, Africa," says Linda Rise. "I've been redeeming my Coke points over
the last two years for baseball caps and sending
them to Malawi. This is a picture of my son-in-law's father, Steven Macheso, posing in
his new Coke hat and holding a case of
assorted Coke products to share with his visitors. We especially enjoyed the
Pineapple Fanta that we can't get in the US!"
Winston Refreshing in Nearby Fountain
Claudia Sanchez tells us, "Love your site and I wanted to send you the photo of my beloved Winston,
a 6 year old bulldog that loves to submerge in any body of water he can find
(fountains, ponds and even puddles). Here he is in Mexico City's Chapultepec
Park, refreshing in the nearby fountain."
Swiss Cow Mooing Over Coca-Cola
"I spent two weeks in beautiful Switzerland," says Cori. "At the end of a hike I saw this sight and couldn't help but laugh. It seems that Swiss cows have good taste!"