The Real Me

28 Jul

letter I take most of the pictures in our family. That’s just how it is. I’m more of a “gadget” person than my wife is. That generally means that Daddy doesn’t make it into 95% our pictures of the kids.

Lately though, UnDorkMommy has been making an effort, and I daresay she’s getting better. Framing, composure, lighting… these were all concepts that she had to learn, let alone remembering to pull out the old iPhone at all.

Every once in a while, if you snap enough shots, you get lucky. In those rare instances where someone gets lucky with a camera and I happen to be in the shot with my kids I am that much more grateful.

Last night UnDorkMommy managed to snag a picture that I am very grateful for. There are 100 people in my life, and each of them may see me in a different light. But this picture, this is how I see myself. Like any decent superhero I go to my day-job, slog through the mundane stuff, and then come home to put on my superhero garb and do what it was that I was put on this planet to do. If you ask me, THIS is the real me, and I thank my wife for capturing the moment for me.

real me

Feel free to share this if being a father is the best thing you’ve ever done.

-Dork Dad

3 Responses to “The Real Me”

  1. achievementdad July 28, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    In my family I’m also the one behind the camera snapping photos or recording video of my wife and my daughter. It’s been taking a bit of repetitive messaging, but my wife, without me having to ask, is starting to more routinely take out her iPhone to catch a pic or clip of me and my daughter. She captured a great one a few weeks back that I didn’t know about until after: a shot from behind of me carrying my daughter on my shoulders as we walked back to the car after a train ride. It was a wonderful candid shot that very much captures how I like to view the relationship between me and my daughter.

    Of course, I still have to remind my wife to turn the phone to landscape orientation… some habits are harder to break than others.

    • dorkdad July 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

      OMG… vertical phone pictures. They set off my OCD like nothing else (even if we are all guilty of taking them from time to time)

  2. Fred July 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Nice, Love Grandpa Chris

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