My favorite photo of my dad is one of him with my mom - a photo I took on his birthday sometime in the 1980s. I love this photo because my parents look as in love almost twenty years after saying I Do as they did walking down the aisle right after saying I Do. (If you want to see a portrait session I did with them, visit my SmugMug gallery.)
Here's some photos of my dad with my sister and I. The photos of us in Yosemite were taken in 1981. The photo of my dad and me at my Father-Daughter Dance my senior year in high school was taken in 1987.
Father's Day is also an opportunity to thank our grandfathers. I was also very lucky to have had two grandfathers who lived "nearish" while we were growing up; both are now deceased (1996 and 1999). Whenever I was unsure about a path to take careerwise, my Grandpa Hensley was there as a sounding board. His "advice" took the form of guiding questions; he never offered what we should do, wanting us to work it out on our own. From him I inherited a wanderlust and passion for travel. My spur of the moment three day trip to Thailand and my last minute two week adventure in Costa Rica were just the sort of thing he would do (he worked in the travel business all of his life). My Step-Gramppa Nelson shared his love of antiquing, carpentry, and trains with me. From him I learned maple syrup is best served warm on the table.
What are you doing for Father's Day?