A few weeks ago I posted a very personal Father’s Day Blog with my wonderful step-father Neville, I asked him a series of questions about being a Dad and what it means to him. I thought about all the wonderful families I have had the privilege of photographing and wanted to reach out to some of these top of the ‘pops’ and it’s been rather an emosh response actually !
This week we spoke to Dale who we recently had a lovely wander around Bridwell Park with him and his family.
P.s Don’t forget to check out last weeks top of the pops entry, Andy!
Tell us about your wonderful family!
I am very lucky to have a fabulous wife called Janie who I’ve been married to for 8 years and we have a beautiful 17 month old daughter called Iris. Our family is completed by our wire haired fox terrier called Barney.
If you were going to get one gift for Father’s Day, what would it be?
A winning lottery ticket. As much as I enjoy work it would be fantastic to have the choice of when to work so that I could spend as much time with Iris growing up as I wanted!
We know there will be many, but does one memory stick out as being your favourite with your little one?
I spent a lot of Iris’s first year in hospital and was fortunate enough to be visited every day by Janie and Iris. One of my happiest memories of Iris is seeing her appear at the door of my hospital room in Janie’s arms and seeing her recognise me. She would instantly have the biggest smile across her face which would make me so happy.
What 3 words describe Iris best?
Happy. Adventurous. Wonderful.
Tell us about your experience having a photoshoot with Venetia.
The photoshoot with Venetia was held at Bridwell Park in Devon. It was a great opportunity to get some photos of our family all together. Venetia’s style was relaxed and well organised. She put us all at ease which led to the resulting shots being natural and laid back. All in all a great experience!
What is the best thing about being a Father?
Being able to see first hand how Iris grows and learns. From one day to the next she will start saying or doing something that she’s not done before and it is wonderful to watch her flourish.