Happy Day 26 of our Month of Photo Fun, and Happy Birthday to my awesome husband! I put together today's assignment with him in mind, and ask you to go out and photograph your favorite subjects, considering "what's so special about them" and incorporating that into your images.
When thinking about my husband, this assignment could get very long, as there are so many things about him that make him my hero and my favorite person in the whole world. He's an elite marathoner, and so we've got photos of him in his running gear, shoes over shoulder, along some of his favorite trails. He's also an amazing math teacher and coach, loved by so many of his students over the 20+ years he's been in the classroom, so we've got images with his students and runners, laughing, working, planning, you name it.
I've even photographed the scars on his head, and the tattoos on his skin that make him special to me.
But for this post, I wanted to show photos of why he is special to the entire bunch of us in this house. I am not the only one here who thinks Daddy rocks!
There's an 8 year old boy here who thinks his dad is the best, and who loves all the time Dad takes with him to read with him, play with him, and teach him fun new games.
There's a little girl in our home who literally FLIPS for her daddy! Only daddy can do this with her! I LOVE that I captured this series of photos for them, as this little trick is probably seeing its last days!
And there is our little baby, who has learned already that if Daddy is there with open arms, there is nothing to be afraid of. Thanks to Daddy's patience and love, Mike has conquered any fear of water and is a little fish, jumping happily into his Daddy's arms!
And me? Well, I knew right away and all along what a special guy I had in Scott. NO ONE makes me laugh like he does, and no one makes me as happy as he does. Even if we are on opposite sides of a heated baseball rivalry.
Take some time to photograph the special traits of the ones you love. It's a fantastic way to remind yourself of just how wonderful these precious blessings are, and creates wonderful memories for all of you.
As for my special guy, Happy Birthday to you, Scott!
I hope your day is as special as you are!