I must admit that I had some pretty grand plans for my Fathers Day photo shoot with the kids, but then life happened. I ended up taking these photos during a 10 minute window between swimming lessons and lunch because Truitt was on his way out the door to a friend’s house and Isaac had a baseball game. Sometimes this is the very best way to shoot photos of your kids. To be honest, I’m not sure all four of them would have hung in there much more than 10 minutes. I ask them to plop down on the driveway and then we quickly discussed what to write on their feet (Isaac changed my original idea and it worked much better his way). However, it’s not easy writing on ticklish feet! I fired off about 20 quick shots and then we picked our favorite. I included a few of the outtakes too. I love these photos becuase they are “real”. Elle is in her diaper, Truitt’s feet are dirty and no one’s hair is combed. I sometimes hear parents say that they want to hold off on taking photos of their kids because they have a bruise or cut on their face, teeth missing or maybe they gave themselves a little haircut. I think these are very things we want to document and remember. Life is imperfect and that’s just the way I want to remember it.
We would *love* to see your Fathers Day photos! Please link them in the comment section of this post or on the Facebook Challenge Page. Don’t forget the extra credit (photograph dad with the kids on Fathers Day!).
Details: 35mm lens, f/1.4 ISO 250 (shot in Aperture Priority Mode), shot on my driveway