Your Favorite Memory with Dad What is your favorite memory with your father? I’ll bet it isn’t something he bought you. The most precious gift anyone can give you is their time and our favorite memories with our dads are always the times we spent together doing something fun, interesting, and exciting. It could be as simple as quietly sitting by him on a boat in the middle of the lake fishing, feeling that togetherness as a cool morning breeze gently rocks the boat. I was a late in life baby and I feel like that allowed my dad more time with me. If it hadn’t been for his love of photography and him patiently teaching me everything he knew I might not have caught that passion so early in life. He recognized the importance of photography and I have so many great photos of my family because of him! When your parent has passed away, your photographs and memories remain; I love looking through photos, especially now that I see how every day I look more and more like my dad, and that’s actually pretty cool. I’m forever grateful that he set me on my path Too often when clients approach me about photographing their family they insist that I just photograph the kids or kids with mom. Dad will say something like “No, I’m not going to be in the photo. Portraits of the kids are what’s important.” I’m here to tell you that is just not true. The photos of my father are some of my most treasured possessions. So stop what you are doing and make new memories today! I just photographed a longtime friend and client with his son. I love that we took the old photo from when I first photographed them together and did the same pose now that he is all grown up. The best part is that you still feel the love that this father and son have for each other, and that is truly the greatest reward for me when creating any portrait. I also recently photographed some clients at their ranch with many beautiful settings and loved the interaction between them just hanging out and having fun; that’s what it’s all about! I love doing outdoor photography as well – portraits at the beach, a local Houston park or just in your own backyard. So call me to schedule a studio session with Dad and his family, or let’s plan a trip to somewhere that has meaning for you. And if you are a Dad, let your family know you want photos with them. Sometimes families need a little help figuring out what dad actually wants for his Father’s Day gift (and do you really want another necktie this year?)! Gift certificates available, call 713-524-0199 today.