What Matters Most to Fathers This Father’s Day?
Their families of course. Dads may be busy working men with huge influence, power and responsibilities but ask them what is most important to them and they will say their families. Ask them who or what they are and they will say “A Father”.
Fathers are so important. Not just (traditionally) as providers but also as a model for to emulate, the person who provides boundaries and who sets a moral compass for them. And it is right to celebrate them this Father’s Day, June 17th.
Happily. modern fathers also get to participate more in the daily lives of their children. Whereas a generation ago, fathers didn’t help out much with bath time, meals and organising children’s activities, they are now not only able but expected to participate fully in their their children’s upbringing. My own father probably never changed a nappy or gave one of his children a bath, and I am sure that he, like generations of men before him, were the poorer for missing out on those treasured moments of everyday life.
The everyday joys of fatherhood
Everyday life is what I like to capture with my family portrait photoshoots. Of course it’s lovely to have everyone all dressed up and posing for a formal portrait. But nothing captures family life like a photoshoot at home doing all the normal things. Baths, bedtime book reading and going to the park. For this is what the modern father does. And it’s a joy to witness and to capture and preserve as memories for when those children are all grown up.
If you are ready to give the Father in your life the best Father’s Day present ever and to celebrate your family as you are, right now, contact me at the West London Studio at email@example.com or on 07958 511819 to arrange a Studio or an At Home and On Location family photoshoot. We also have Gift Cards.
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