Happy Fathers Day

Fathers day two years ago my life was so much different than it is today. We celebrated fathers day with my parents in Santa Cruz and even though I wasn’t officially a dad yet we were expecting our first baby. I was excited but also a little bit nervous to have this new responsibility of taking care of a baby. Since it was something new all of these thoughts went through my mind, am I going to be able to provide for this little one? Am I going to know how to love them right? Do I have the skills and patience to raise them right? It was a great unknown that I was really excited about but at the same time a little bit scared. Looking back 2 years later, being a dad is one of the greatest joys in my life. And my kids, yes plural, now we have a 21 month old and 4 month old, give me so much joy and also hope for the future. As a parent you see the curiosity and potential that kids have and want to do anything that you can to nurture those skills. You see the impact that every single word you speak has over your kids and for me it really gives me a great outlook of the future. I know that raising my kids to my best abilities they will be able to make a positive impact on this world. It’s really a great privilege to be a Dad and I just want to encourage all of the Dads out there to keep doing what you are doing and making a positive impact on your children’s lives. No matter how old they are keep building them up and helping them grow.

Also a special thanks to my Dad for always being a part of my life. My Dad was the booster club president for my High School my last 2 years of school (and I think even another 4 years after that), he coached all my tee ball and baseball teams, I think even coached a few other spots I was in when I was younger. He was always interested in everything that I did and wanted to coach or somehow be a part of what I was doing. I have the best memories of him taking my sister and me to the boardwalk to play games during the summer, we would play skeeball and other games and save our tickets all summer to try and get something cool, which normally was just some little stuffed animal that we would play with for a few days and then throw it in the closet. When we were little my dad may not have expressed his love that much verbally but he really didn’t have to. We knew we were loved and taken care of by him. He has always been a good provider and a great dad. And since this is a photography site i’ll end the post with a few old school photos.

I hope all of the Dad’s out there have a great day today.

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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