Dads. The special men in our lives are pretty amazing, and one day hardly feels like enough time to celebrate all they are to us, but I suppose we will all do our best on Sunday! The bond between a father and their child is something to behold…something magical, tender, and safe. As a photographer, I’ve been lucky enough to be the one capturing these beautiful moments (below), and I just want to say thank you to every dad and grandpa today. Thanks for being the ones who know what funny face makes your little one squeal with laughter, for being the best bubble-blowers and the leaders of our fan clubs, and the most amazing shoulder-carriers and bedtime story-readers. We see you doing all the voices of every character, and tucking little ones into bed when you are beyond exhausted after work. You are amazing, dads.
If you or your children are not someone who has been blessed with a loving or caring father, I bet you’ve had other men in your life who have stepped up and filled the role. Uncles, brothers, friends, religious members, mentors, and teachers. It’s to these special people that I say, thank you, too. Thanks for being ‘dad’ to a child or young person, and teaching them what it means to have someone in their corner.
Happy Fathers Day!