Dads can be difficult to buy for at the best of times. And as well as birthdays and Christmas, there’s the added challenge of Fathers’ Day, and finding a meaningful present to celebrate his role in your family.
Socks just won’t cut it, and there’s only so many wallets or novelty mugs and glasses one man needs.
So what about a photographic gift? Of course, we would suggest that, but there are so many options and it truly is a present that lasts a lifetime.Here are some ideas you may want to consider:
Portrait session: Is dad always the one behind the camera? Are your walls and albums full of photos of mum and the kids, grandparents and kids, or kids and more kids? So why not take the day as an opportunity to create a family portrait that captures the spirit of everyone at this moment in time? You can bring favourite items along with you, whether it’s the kids’ toys or teddies or dad’s golf clubs or football kit.
Speaking of football, how about a football-themed shoot? You may have seen the photo we shared a few weeks ago – imagine how pleased your football fan would be to be pictured in a similar style, wearing the colours of his favourite team. If there are younger football fans in the family, bring them along too!
Collage: Hands up if you’ve got dozens of photos on your phone, laptop, camera or even facebook that never make it into a physical form. Why not take the opportunity to turn them into something special? Whether it’s a multi-photo frame, or a collage in the truest sense, it will make a gift that is a real one-off and that could not be more personal.
If that all sounds a bit too complicated, give us a call and we can create one for you – a family portrait with a difference, celebrating each individual’s role and personality and how they interact to make the whole.
Of course, there are some people who can think of nothing worse than facing the camera and, while we promise we can make even the most reluctant model feel comfortable, we appreciate it’s not a great present if it’s something your dad will dread. So how about a photo of the kids? We have so many different options to present the finished item that you’re bound to find one he will love, whether it’s for home or his office.
Whatever you choose, make sure you remember to let him know how much you all love him, and to thank him for all he does, from wrestling sessions and fixing broken toys to organising teddy bears’ picnics and acting as your model for a hairdressing session. Dads – we love you all!