Dads sometimes get a bad rep for disliking family photos. But I don't know where this comes from because the dads I get to capture are just as excited about their new babies as everyone else in the family.
During our lifestyle newborn sessions, my first time dads are attentive to their partners who have just birthed their greatest gift. Second time dads are my toddler wranglers who keep the older kid occupied while I get some photos of mama and baby together. Third time dads are my master swaddlers. And fourth time dads - well, it goes without saying they're all of the above.
So cheers to these great dads who have silly jokes, strong hands and soft hearts. You are so, so important.
Whitney Williams of Sweet Wally Photography specializes in creating custom photography experiences for women becoming mothers - and men becoming fathers. She is a maternity and lifestyle newborn photographer in Bowling Green, KY and Nashville, TN and is available for travel.