One of the number one things I remember learning when I was growing up and listening to successful people in various fields was that their number 1 regret was not spending time with their children when they were young. This made a great impression on me in my youth and though it was not popular with most boy's, I always dreamed of having a family. This was a strong instinct for me for a long time, though I will admit there was a stint when I thought it would not happen and it was less important. Eventually this passed and I was fortunate to meet the woman who would become my wife and the mother of my two boy's.
Prior to Cool and Luke being born and before I was married I had immersed myself in photography and basically lived and breathed it 24/7. This changed when these two fine young people entered my life and today I am proud to say I am a father who is fortunate to have a career (photography) that has allowed me to have an active role in their lives. So the last few days have been very busy with a variety of events as the school year winds down. It has made it a challenge for my photo of the day as all of the day has been dedicated to them. Still I managed and the photo's from the last few day's feature my boys.
So on this father's day I pay tribute to the two special fellas that have so enriched my life and make me one proud Papa.
June 13 Cool preformed in his school production of 101 Dalmatians. It was not a featured role but he played his part with zeal and enthusiasm as one of the dalmatian puppies. He had a couple of lines but sang a number of songs. I shot these with my Canon 7D and the 70-200 lens using the available stage lighting.