Last night a friend of mine bought a print of this image, "Snow Monkey Madonna" and she was kind enough to tell me why she decided to purchase it. The reason she decided to buy it is because her nephew is going to have a baby and she felt the emotion in this image of the Monkey mother for her baby. She thought this would be the perfect gift for the mother to be. It just so happens that her relatives live in Japan which was another reason for her to choose this image as a gift.
Capturing emotion can be elusive and I am not sure how best to do it. But I think we all know emotion when we see it. So I try to think about emotion when I am photographing and do everything I can to capture it. When I am lucky enough to capture it, I always choose an image with emotion over one without.