Keep up the good work, dads!
You are needed! You are enough!
These past few months have been challenging for families and for many dads. And I’ve seen so many Pittsburgh dads rising to the challenge of caring for their families in this crazy time. I’ve seen dads trying to balance working from home while also overseeing their kids’ school work and trying to keep them entertained. I’ve seen single dads sacrifice their time with their kids in order to keep them safe from the virus. There are new dads learning all of the new things that come with bringing home their brand-new baby, from diapers to bottles and everything in between. There are older dads learning technology in order to stay connected to their adult kids and grand-kids while maintaining social distancing. I’ve seen dads of all colors marching so that their kids can grow up in a better world than we currently have.
I’ve seen so many dads trying to keep loving and supporting their families as best they can in the middle of incredibly challenging times.
And I want to say, you’re doing good work.
One of the challenging things about parenting is that it’s a marathon. It’s the accumulation of interactions over time. Sometimes small moments. Sometimes big events. It’s hard to keep that perspective when we’re in the middle of extra stressful times.
I wanted to take some time to offer encouragement and share how photos can help with keeping that perspective of accumulating moments over time. These are some of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh dads being dad. They’re in no particular order and this isn’t all of them but just a few that I thought were special.
My Favorite Pittsburgh Dad Photos
Photos help us to remember and Dads, it’s important for you to exist in photos. Your kids want to see photos of you with them. They want to see you laughing, loving, playing. I want to encourage you to be part of portraits with your family but not just the formal, posed smiling portraits. Be in the pictures! Be photographed doing all of those special things that you do with your kids.
If it feels like it’s time for new portraits, let’s talk. Let’s celebrate and capture YOU! No fancy clothes needed. Contact me to start planning.