Fatherhood | Life + Lens Blog Special Edition

This month’s Special Edition post is a tribute to fatherhood and to all the wonderful fathers out there. These images capture so much about what it means to be a dad and the special role dads play in our lives. We especially love how these images capture gentle strength, loving arms, playful moments and such stunning images. Thank you to all of you who submitted images for this month’s special edition; here are a some of our favorites. Enjoy!

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, story-tellers, and singers of songs. – Pam Brown

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Yellow Brick Road Photography | Guelph, ON, Canada | IG: @yellowbrickroadphoto | FB

 

Good fathers do three things: They provide, they nurture and they guide. – Roland Warren

Delic House CreativeDelic House |Phoenix, AZ | IG: @delichouse | FB

 

No word makes me happier than the word “daddy” uttered by one of my children.                               – Michael Josephson

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Cher Photography AZ | Phoenix, AZ | IG: @cher_photography_az | FB

My son’s the most precious thing to me; he’s changed me from being selfish to selfless.                             – Ricardo Antonio Chavira

Fotome Studios - Kimmie Carter - Fathers day2016 (1)Fotome Studios | Chandler, AZ | IG: @fotomestudios | FB

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. – Hedy Lamarr

Linda Breaux Photography 1Linda Breaux Photography | Columbus, GA | IG: @lindabreauxphotography | FB

The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking. – Dan Pearce

EbroderickPhotography-Fathers-1e. broderick photography | Colorado Springs, CO | IG: @ebroderickphotography | FB

When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back. – Linda Poindexter

KimberyTankArtPhotographyKimberly Tank Art & Photography | Saint Marys, GA | IG: @kimberlytank | FB

 


Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you,                                       they are understating it. – Mike Myers

KeepSakePhotographybyKendallKeepSake Photography by Kendall Souter | San Marcos, CA

 IG: @keepsakephotographybykendallFB

There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. — John Gregory Brown

 

You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes. – Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

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My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.                    – Jim Valvano

MicheleZakeriPhotography1Michele Zakeri Photography | Atlanta, GA | IG: @michelezakeriphotography | FB

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. – Author Unkown

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A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day.          – Sarah Ruhl

livinspiredphotographyLiv Inspired Photography | Bridgewater, NJ | IG: @livinspiredphotographyFB 

Thank you again to all of you who submitted images! There’s still time to submit your images for next month’s Special Edition Feature – Summer! Please see our Instagram for instructions.


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Life, Lens, and Love,

Rachel + Lisa