I am THRILLED that so many of you LOVED the post; 24 Tips for Taking the Best Mother’s Day Photo EVER!
What do you say we give Dad a turn for Father’s Day?! He also deserves the BEST Father’s Day Photo EVER!
Dad. Appa. Babba. Papa. Bappo. Pai. No matter what language you speak or what you call your father, all dads possess the same super powers:
- They have the ability to call out our greatness like no one else.
- They give us a sense of identity when they wrap their arm around us and say, “You belong.”
- When dad believes you can do something, you are inspired to believe it too.
The degree of influence that dads hold in our lives is so intense that we either spend our lives trying to heal from it or spread our wings and fly with it. I’ve gone through much in my life, but my most intense journey of all has been the relationship with my Korean ahba. He and I have worked for years to find healing with each other, and I count our relationship as one of the most precious gifts in my life. I am so thankful we never gave up on each other.
As I watch Brian with our kids, I know they see his imperfections. They are moved by how quick he is to ask them for forgiveness when he is at fault. And he calls them to a greater place of challenge than anyone else. But he is also the first to embrace their weaknesses. I see all these dynamics, and it is no wonder that the kids long to shadow and reflect him.
Becoming a dad must be one of the scariest and most exhilarating commitments a man ever makes in life. For Father’s Day, I want to honor all the dads who renew that commitment every day, who strive to not cut corners, who look their kids in the eye and see them, and work harder than anyone will ever know. Their road is often lonely. Their burden can be overwhelming. But they still choose to push forward. And for all of us who have experienced the kind of dad who hasn’t given up … well, I would bet that we could all testify that Dad’s perseverance has made all the difference.
With the returning help of my dear friend, Sarah Wilkerson — the fearless and beautiful CEO of Clickin Moms, (if you haven’t checked out the wealth of photo inspiration at Clickin Moms, you must) — and my awesome photography team of CONFIDENCE teachers around the country, who gave you 24 Tips to Taking the Best Mother’s Day Photo EVER … we are all back to to empower and inspire you with 24 different photo tips to capturing a rocking, awesome photo of DAD!
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