Friday, January 16, 2009

Is there anything sexier?

I can't think of anything sexier than a GUY's Guy who LOVES his child. As I have the blessing and opportunity to shoot families I always marvel at the Candid shots I get with a Dad and his child.

I've been very lucky to shoot Dads that are TOTALLY involved with their children. It's humbling to watch...and I can venture to say, even sexy to watch.

I am being completely honest when I say the following shots were Candid...they weren't staged...and most of the time I was probably shooting someone else at the time, saw the father playing with their child, turned and took some shots, and then continued on with whatever I was doing.

I excluded MountainSport Man and my kids...I thought someone else needed the spotlight for a bit! :)













I think one of my favorite and I believe TRUEST quotes is, "Anyone can be a Father, but it takes a REAL man to be a DAD!"



Oh sorry, how did THAT picture get in there? I swear!

And YES I realize that I am focused on the weeds and not on the people...which is HONESTLY why I love this shot!

Now jump on over to
Candid Carrie's for a Friday Foto Finish Fiesta.

Love ya all,

Shelle

40 comments:

Kritta22 said...

I totally 100% agree!

When I see Chris playing with Connor, seriously nothing better. Just gets the juices flowing and ....

K nuff said.

You are so talented.

How do I change the f button thing, oh-knowledgeable one?? I can't figure it out!

American in Norway said...

Agree! & your pictures? AWESOME..seriously girl, you have a gift!

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

This is a beautiful post! Inspired me! Thanks :).

Head Nut said...

What great photos!! ITA nothing sexier than a man to takes an active role in their childs life!

♥georgie♥ said...

shelle you are AMAZING!!!! LOVED the pix...omgosh so precious

hope you will stop by and see where YOU live on my list....

April said...

I love it too to see a man be a man with his kids! Some guys just don't get it. I'm glad mine does!

Great photos Shelle! Love your look on things through the lens!

T said...

Okay okay okay.... I really need to get new family photos... now I just need to buy cute clothes for the family, lose 6 pounds, and convince ManOfTheHouse... We'll be calling you though - nice to know there's a local photographer with such awesome talent!

Aubrey said...

Be still my heart...

Those are great shots! I LOVE the third one from the top. Precious!

And of course...the one that you didn't know how it got there!

Kristina P. said...

These are beautiful, Shelle!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh you are so good. YOU MUST BE THE busiest mom in the whole wide world. I hope you're making a mint. Soon you will be just like Davina Fear. I hope I'm in your will.

binks said...

Your biggest photo blog fan thinks those are awesome. Any, I think so too. LOL
I am glad you included the MSM because he really is the nicest, most in love with his kids,(and his wife) kinda guy. I I'll say it, he is pretty sexy too.

And seriously, can you go punch "T" in the nose. Six pounds..... sheesshh.

Anjeny said...

These are really great..so precious. I love the first one, I have a weakness for the guys who bonded with infants. But all these photos are beautiful. The last one is adorable.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

I love your photography...I wish you lived closer to me. I need a photo shoot for my girl (15)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Kritta-I feel ya and you don't even have to say anymore...I can read your mind! :)

American IN Norway, JYL, Kristina P--I'm seriously obsessed is all I can say...I LOVE doing it!

Head Nut--Glad you understand! :)

Georgie-ooohhhh I'm going to rush over to your place right now!!! :)

April--I wouldn't expect anything less from you...you seem like the type that only will allow the best men into your life!!! :) How is radiation girl?

T--I would love to meet you and take your family pics!!! But most of all...I'm with binks...6 POUNDS...man I wish that was me!

Aubrey--that is GREAT right...when I was looking through those pics I couldn't believe I had gotten that shot! :)

Crash--Of course I'm not making a MINT...I wish! I have fallen in love with Davina Fears photos...I wish I could make a REAL living out of it...but I love the smallness and the closeness I have with the people I have shot...I guess I'll take that! :)

Binks--I love when you comment because I KNOW that you know me...and him...and I love that you were thinking the same thing when you read T's comment...6 pounds...I WISH!

Anjeny--I so have that same weakness also! What makes it better is that guys Austrailian!!! lol!

Mariah said...

Those are amazing pictures and yes, they're sexy

Heidi Ashworth said...

Now I am consumed with curiosity to see T and her six extra pounds. Are they as problematic as she thinks or are they nothing to worry about, as Binks says? Will punching her nose only add another 6 pounds of swellage to the scenario? Doesn't the camera add ten pounds anyway so why bother? So much to think about. Meanwhile, love the pics! You are so talented!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Mariah--I'm glad you agree...I love it when you comment, because I love your blog!

Heidi--Oh my Gad...so much to think about it...maybe it WILL add 6 pounds of swellage...and does the camera REALLY add 10 pounds oEVERYONE...because some people don't seem to have 10 pounds added to them...or they are just EXTREMELY anorexic...are cameras subjective?

T said...

Okay you freaks! it's not that it's 6 pounds - it's that it's the LAST 6 pounds... as in 30 down, 6 to go...

If the original 30 hadn't been there I wouldn't have cared about the 6... but just in case, I'm going to walk around town in nose-protective-mode for the next week or so... especially if I go to Target!

If we can arrange for the camera to NOT add ten pounds then we're golden - I can actually go eat some pizza and we'll call it even :)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

LOL...Now T...I get it, I promise not to punch you in the nose and I'll use my SKINNY lense...which you probably won't even NEED!!!

I'm still jealous...I can't stop those feelings from coming out...I am trying to shed 30 so you are 24 pounds ahead of me...PLEASE don't judge!!! lol!

T said...

I promise - no hard feelings ;) and no judging - it took me 10 years to gain the 30 pounds... and 10 months to lose it :)

Debbie said...

I agree too. And those are wonderful photos.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

OKay...and how depressing...10 MONTHS! I was hoping for more like NEXT week...oh well, I'm going to TRY and be dedicated!!! lol!

Really though...THAT IS AWESOME T!!!

Debbie---thanks girl...it's been awhile, nice to see ya around! :)

Melinda said...

LOVE your pictures! I love photography too and I think the daddy pictures are some of the best as well! These are beautiful and totally catch the feeling, so good for you! :)

April said...

It took me 8 years and a hysterectomy to gain 55 lbs...I made it all the way to a size 16 at one point. Swiss Rolls were my friend/enemy/therapy.

I have a way to lose weight. It's a little....ok a lot controversial! It's called thyroid cancer! I went from a size 10 to a size 2 in a year. Any takers?

Anyone, anyone, Bueller, Bueller.

Natalie said...

ooo, i love the bottom black and white one with the hats. love it.

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Those pictures were incredible but the last one is my favorite.

Amanda said...

Sexy... yes.

Now I'm definitely looking forward to Nate coming home tonight, if you know what I mean. So thanks. Or maybe Nate should thank you. : )

Stephen said...

Great pictures! thanks for the birthday wish.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking about this very topic yesterday when my Police Man husband who stays home during the days when I'm at work told me all about having Dance Parties and playing Barbies with our almost 3 year old. He is the sexiest man alive if you ask me.

Becky said...

Those are some seriously amazing pictures. And yes, it IS sexy to see your guy loving fatherhood.

Melissa said...

I am blessed with a wonderful husband who is just in love with his kids. However, in my line of work, I see so many men that don't know how to do anything but MAKE the babies. It's not only heartbreaking, but it's also mystifying. How could they just not CARE?

Thanks for showing us some real Daddies!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Melinda--YEA a fellow photographer/or obsessive picture taker!!! It's great to be lucky enough to get those shots!

APRIL!!!--I guess I'll stay BIG! I'm so sorry so sorry that you have to go through all of that. Way to make me all humble...I did chuckle a bit though because I can hear your sense of humor through that!

Nat--Hey girl...haven't heard from you in a while...I like that one also...he's a good friend of mine and him and his wife are both gorgeous and that is what they produce!!! :)

Outnumbered...hey I like you a lot...it's wierd but that one is my favorite also!!!

Amanda=or Nate...your WELCOME!!! Your hubby is WAY good with kids!

Anon--WHY he does sound way sexy...BARBIES...what a GUY!

Becky--Thanks...never thought about it before...but when you have a guy that loves to be a Father...you can't help but notice it!

Melissa--I know...I've seen it, heard about it, and had incredible friends who have lived through it...it is WAY sad!

Blogging Mama said...

Wonderful pictures.

Youngblood4ever said...

I lurve these shots. I totally agree with you, men who love their kids is DANG SEXY! Awesome fotos!

Mariko said...

Me too!
It does make jumping on my husband a little inconvenient, however.

wendy said...

Great shots. Dads and their kids --soooo dang fun to see. I am leaving this comment as your Blog header kinda "scarred me into it"

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, I love those!!! And the answer is no, I am a total sucker for a dad in love with his children. :)

roy/elisabeth dean said...

There really is little sexier than a father loving his children! Those are my favorite of all my family fotos!
Your blog is hilarious (and addictive), your photography is wonderful and your children are adorable! I love reading happy blogs! Take care~

John Deere Mom said...

GREAT pictures!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I agree! And I love your shots. They are all so beautiful.

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