Shockingly, I did a little Father's Day shoot with the kids.
As has become my expectation, it did not start out so well.
Here's a little behind the scenes shot during calm down, take a breather, and play time...
Bribery in the form of candy necklaces was offered, and cooperation magically occurred!
This whole photo bribery thing is getting a little out of hand. It used to be a single tic tac... now we're at full candy necklaces. I swear, soon I'll be like, "I'LL BUY YOU A STINKIN CAR! Just please pleeeeeeeze POSE FOR THIS DARN PHOTO!"
Kumeu got in on the action as well. Again, the use of bribery was essential.
I was just going to post the posed photo, then I spotted this recent candid series of Lowell with the boys, and I much prefer it. And not just because it doesn't involve unnaturally/disproportionately/freakishly large flowers.
And these ones.
I mean, COME ON. How awesome is this dad?!
The boys and I made a fun Father's Day hand print shirt for Lowell, and when I was casually snapping shots of it (and them) at the dog run, the sky began doing super cool things, and my subjects were pure perfection.
For this man- as well as my own amazing Dad and Dad in law- I am EXTRAORDINARILY thankful. Happy Father's Day to the wonderful fatherly men in our lives!