As products of a culture that makes fun of fathers on a (much too) regular basis, it can be easy to underestimate the importance of these guys. While dads do tend to have a knack for silliness it does not make their role silly. It is truly a calling to be a dad, and one that is not to be taken lightly. Good dads have to make tough choices, sacrifice much, love when they don't feel like it and embrace responsibility even if they don't feel adequately prepared.
As a photographer, I interact with families of all sorts on a regular basis and I love watching dads in action. Their playfulness and strength enrich every member of their families and the worlds around them.
In honor of these men, here are a few of my favorite "dad" moments from some recent sessions in Colorado and Arizona...
Happy Father's Day!