Four Years Of Joy

Four Years Ago My Life Changed Forever

It is hard to believe that at just after seven in the morning four years ago I became a father. The time really has flown by. The birth of my daughter has really changed everything for me. Kids will do that. That change has been all for the good though. I still remember how dusty the room got when I was first able to hear her heartbeat in the womb. How excited I was when I saw her for the first time during the ultrasound. How indescribably happy I was when she was born. She still makes me a proud dad all of the time. I can’t wait to see what is in store for her as she grows into a woman which seems to be happening very quickly. For now though she is still my little girl, and she lets me sing along to Beauty and the Beast with her. What more could you want?

Keeping You Grounded

In the age of the internet a photo can blow up and you can get a lot of attention and all that comes with that. The head can start to grow a little which is never good. Kids have a great way of bringing you back down to Earth. I remember thinking I was on top of the world after a shoot only to have my daughter have an accident in the middle of the night and pee all over me. No matter how big you think you are nothing brings you back down quite like that.

My Favorite Photo

Four years ago today I also made my favorite photo that I have made so far. I took my little Nikon Coolpix S9500 into the delivery room with my under my gown. I of course was going to sneak a few photos. The anesthesiologist asked if I had anything to make photos with, and I sheepishly said yes. He encouraged me to get it out and make a few photos of my newly born girl. The photo above of her is the first photo that I made of her. Of course that number has grown as exponentially as she has since then, but this one is by far my favorite. I could shoot the final out of the White Sox winning the World Series or the Super Bowl winning touchdown for the Green Bay Packers and that photo would not get close to this one.


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