I saw an idea by Jenae at I Can Teach my Child for a Fathers Day photo. The picture was of two boys wearing ties and there were words put on the photo. It said Lord, I want to be Just Like You, because They want to be Just Like Me.
So sweet, it made my heart melt. The great part is that I just finished up taking pictures of little Sammy and one of my favorite pictures is when Sammy crawled to his Dad and he is sitting at his Dad's side as happy as can be. I thought of this picture right away when I saw Jenae's idea.
I made a few attempts at it.
Then I realized I had an empty 8x10 frame as well. I could not think of a photo of my boys right off the top of my mind so I started digging through files to jog my memory. That's when I came across this gem.
Since Jeff is not on Facebook I posted the picture of my boys and soon after got a call from a friend, Tobey. She has a little guy, 6 months old, and wanted to take secret pictures to make a print like this for her husband's first Fathers Day. The first one is the best! You will see Kaemon in a bit and his cheeks.
I kept on trying to figure out the faded box and came up with this one. It is a slightly different image. Sammy's expression is more content then ecstatic.
I printed the first 8x10 formatted pictures for Lena and I and when they came in the mail Lena took hers home and showed her older children Matt's Fathers Day present. Her two older children are from her first marriage so Matt is their step-dad, technically. But the first thing her oldest, David, said was, I want one with all three of us to give to Dad. (Melts my heart yet again) I have met some amazing Step-Dads recently and am so in awe of the love they have for THEIR children because they are, their children (Brett, Tim & Matt, I'm thinking of you).
So all of them stopped by my house and we just took a few quick pictures in my backyard.
Since Lena already had the first print with the other quote she thought it would be a good idea to have a different quote on this one. She told me that Matt really enjoys the movie Courageous. I got online and started searching for quotes from the movie. This quote is from the final speech in the movie.
Note the new font on the one of all three of the kids. When I was working on Kaemon's pictures I posted one edit to a Momtographer group I am a part of on Facebook. I got some great feedback and one of them was to maybe pick a more masculine font since it's for Fathers Day. Then I was introduced to Dafont.com. You can spend a lot of time there. Be warned. I downloaded a bunch of new fonts. Poor Tobey, I put her through the ringer. I made so many edits and so many options for her to choose from. Which is so hard, because he is so cute. Let me show you.
Glad I didn't have to pick, poor Tobey.
Since discovering the new fonts I also created a new watermark. Much happier with this one!
The worst part about all of this . . . I couldn't share them on the blog or Facebook, until now. They had to be a surprise for the wonderful Fathers whom truly deserve to be celebrated this Fathers Day.
So I want to officially say Happy Fathers Day to Matt, Jeff and Jordan! You are wonderful fathers. A lot of love went into celebrating you today.