Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kiehl’s Father’s Day Shoot

I think stay-at-home dads get a bad rap in the media.
We’re portrayed as forgetful, distracted, emotionally stunted parental blobs who never get it right.

And yet somehow – I loved my time as a stay-at-home dad, it literally changed my life, and I met a lot of other dads during that time that proved to me that the media portrayal is just not justified.
Sara Denny-Roth of Kiehl’s and I always agreed that this special dopp kit project was a celebration of dads and their interaction with their children. In my experience, some of the smallest but most special moments that dads have with their kids is while playing at the park; so, we gathered several dads we knew and invited them to a playdate. We used the same park in the West Village that I always take my kids to – and actually, this is the place that I really learned photography whileas I shot my kids just being kids. Our only stipulation was to forget about me shooting and just focus on having fun.

Below are some of the shots from that day. I hope in these images you see the tenderness, warmth and genuine love that I felt between these families that day.
Becoming a father and the daily gift/challenge of that role is nourishment to my life. I want to thank Kiehl’s for helping me promote and celebrate that joy with an even larger audience.

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  1. Eline

    June 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    This is just so cute. :)
    The second is amazing!

  2. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    June 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I find these photos very moving, maybe because I grew up without a father..
    Thank you!

    //Antonia

  3. syd vicious

    June 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    These are so cute! Precious.

  4. kate woods

    June 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Absolutely beautiful shoot.

    Kate

    katewoodsphotography.blogspot.com

  5. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Hello. I have to say that your photographs are wonderful. I wouldn't assume that everyone see's things negatively. I think a lot of people think that stay at home dads are just wonderful! Who cares what others think, especially if its negative. Chill!

  6. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    j'adore! the first photo is breathtaking.

  7. Elaine

    June 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    So sweet.

  8. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    just love it

  9. Rene

    June 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    these pictures are beautiful.

  10. Linton from London

    June 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  11. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I used to be daddy's little girl when I was growing up. Over time we drifted apart and I grew up. Sometimes I wish I still had those arms to go to.

  12. Cmnestares_92

    June 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm

  13. s

    June 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    WONDERFUL pics ;D

    STREET STYLE: Couple Garance DORE & The SARTORIALIST
    htp://magmoiselle.fr

  14. Sootjeelina

    June 16, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, this is so, so beautiful and touching. I have pretty strong bound with my father, he always is so sweet to me, and he always seems so proud, and it really makes me happy

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  15. Michelle York

    June 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    So sweet..

    One can feel the unconditioned love..very heartfelt.

    Thanks for what you do..There isn't a day that I don't look at your blog. A highlight!
    http://michelleyorkdesigns.com/

  16. Nicole Mlakar-Livingston

    June 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Really lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Olga

    June 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Touching!
    Loved the photographs!

  18. Nino Eliava

    June 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    amazing post, very touching. I'm still daddy's little girl, even though I'm already married.

    http://trivialinsanity-n.blogspot.com/

  19. shervinsworld

    June 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    the top pic is so sweat and beautiful! i love the passion the father has for his delicate son! very nice!!

    http://www.shervinsworld.com

  20. amélie

    June 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    je craque!!! so sweeettttttttt bravo!!

  21. J

    June 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I love these photos and this project! My husband and I became parents just over a year ago and I love watching my husband and daughter together – beautiful, heart-expanding moments!

  22. Paulina

    June 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

  23. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    These pictures are so incredibly moving and so is the writing!

    Stay at home dads (and mums too) are so unfarely judged, I agree! Society tends to care just about careers and success and everything glamorous and shiny, and often forgets all the rest. But, that tenderness is what really makes all the differance in the long run.

    Even if every case is unique and these are very complex and personal matters, -I respect every choice-, but generally speaking I don't see the point of having children if they are going to be raised by someone else other than their own parents.

  24. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    BEAUTIFUL

    Love,
    May

  25. Marion.

    June 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Wonderful pictures, it's rare to see dad and their children, we often see mothers and it was a good idea to take this pictures :) in France, it's father's day on sunday !!

  26. All Of A Sudden Life Is Amazing

    June 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    It makes me so happy to see Dads (and moms) involved in their children's lives. We need to continue to nurture the generation that is behind us.

  27. DonnafromBoulder

    June 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Your photos inspire me every single day. The teensy fringed sandals in the third shot are killing me! Gorgeous. Thank you.

  28. Patricia

    June 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    beautiful! the shots are amazing, great dads are to be celebrated!

  29. ernø

    June 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    It is so nice, very nice pictures!

  30. princessglee

    June 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I think everybody needs both parents. I think it matters less about which parent stays home to raise the children, but it's a good idea when one parent can.

  31. Éva

    June 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Beautiful photos and thoughts! Thanks for that!

  32. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    The last photo is so moving it made me cry! Their inner peace is absolutely beautiful.

  33. Selina.

    June 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    what a beautiful photo's
    you can actually feel the love!

    love, selina

    http://selinaderuijter.blogspot.com/

  34. WalkinWardrobe

    June 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    These shot's are amazing! Absolute love the top one and the sandels on the baby in the 3rd, they are so cute!

  35. candyandtreats

    June 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Great photos!
    I think stay at home dads are so charming :)

  36. Judith Ross

    June 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Scott,
    These are lovely. Being a Dad is a lifetime job.

    The other day I was in the grocery store with my husband and 25-year old son. I caught sight of them walking down the grocery aisle shoulder to shoulder, one a younger version of the other — and was struck by how lucky they are to have each other.

  37. Creeping Beauty

    June 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hugely inspired to keep on photographing my kids.
    http://blogcreepingbeauty.blogspot.com/

  38. Cherisse V.

    June 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I really appreciate that you showed different ethnicities. Families come in all colors and it was really great to see that reflected here.

  39. kate

    June 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    The lean of the second photo just kills me.

  40. Maija

    June 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Wonderful, and a step to the right direction!

  41. amelia

    June 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    i love the third baby's sandals! so chic and so cute! :)

    http://www.fittinginn.blogspot.com

  42. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    what a statement these photos convey. favorite post thus far. :)

  43. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This posting made me smile. I brought my daughter from the age of 2 up by myself as a single father. I always made great efforts to ensure we were both well turned out , but that lead certain people ( sadly I have to observe women)to say that I didn't look like a father let alone a single dad. Seems that looking stylish and caring for your child are considered mutually exclusive by some. Good to see these shots on your blog

  44. Jason Laucht

    June 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    the 1st one is soooo sweet!!!!

  45. Bohemian Trends

    June 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Cool n' Cute!

    theBohmerian.com

  46. Andrea

    June 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Dads are amazing.
    Thank you for all you do.

    http://andreas-7am.blogspot.com

  47. nadya

    June 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    i love the pics …
    this is the new man …

  48. BERMAXO

    June 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Hermosa recreacion de la paternidad saludos

  49. The Serial Dresser

    June 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Reading your blog is such a great way to end an exhausting day, like the one I had today.
    Thank you!

  50. Liz Quach

    June 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Men and babies – sexy. Fatherhood – priceless. Thanks for posting this!

    http://justquachit.com

  51. Katie

    June 16, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I love this.
    The top photo is stunning and so happy – you've really caputured the love in it.

    Katie
    http://www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

  52. TheStreetFashion5xpro

    June 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    These are so cute!…my dear scott you are a genius

  53. jaszmijesmukwijne

    June 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    this is amazing
    thank you for this post
    also, love the photographs

  54. treetopbirdy

    June 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I've never gotten tears in my eyes from one of your posts before…but my wonderful husband and precious, 20 month old son are away for 3 days and I didn't sleep at all last night because I could feel where they weren't. I am wildly proud of what a good daddy my husband is. It is one of the greatest blessings of my life.
    And, in this case, your words are as beautiful as your pictures.

  55. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Beautiful people:)

  56. carole

    June 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Just FABULOUS !!

  57. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! It is wonderful to see a positive reflection of the father and child relationship. Thanks for your portrayal. May it continue to grow!

  58. monsacbyme

    June 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Sooooo greaaaaat dad ! sooooo good shoot !!

    http://monsacbyme.com

  59. Nate Villanueva

    June 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Gosh, this post makes me wanna quit my job and be a stay at home dad. Such an inspiring post.

  60. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    These moving photos are the perfect way to celebrate dads. Too often their contributions go unnoticed.

  61. Stacey

    June 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Beautiful, I don't usually comment here but this touched me in the "yeah I'm a parent now and certain things just get to me" sort of way.

  62. Rob B

    June 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I was fortunate to become a stay-at-home dad in 1978. I wouldn't have changed a thing… Thanks for this.

  63. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Great work catching the precious tenderness that lives between children and their dads. It melts our hearts and is worth more than gold.

  64. life is happy most of the time.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    this is one of the most beautiful posts! i love papas! xx

  65. lkairos

    June 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Bravo! Beautiful photos, and I think it is so important that we SEE dads with their kids. Stay-at-home parents, whether dads of moms, contribute so much to our society and future, and gain so much love and bonding in the process. These photos represent that so well!

    And, yes, so nice to see say at home parents looking well groomed and stylish- unlike the usual grubby sweatpant stereotype. Thanks, Scott!

  66. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Yes indeed, I do see the "tenderness, warmth, and genuine love" in these photos. They're truly beautiful.

  67. Spokey

    June 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Too Cute!!!

  68. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    <3 <3 <3 :)

  69. marialε

    June 16, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    love it!

  70. Marcel Da Chump

    June 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    As long as a child is raised in a loving home…

  71. Carole (NY etc.)

    June 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Being a stay at home mum is not very socially rewarding either (it is in many other fields too), but people (sometimes incl. husband friends and family), think you are lazy, that you do nothing during the day. My days as a stay at home mum were so full I was exhausted like never at night. Still, I never got to make working people believe me. Working is easy…
    Cute pics.

  72. lintmag

    June 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I love this ad campaign because it has real men that have flaws and are all the more appealing for them. I hate the photo shoots with obvious male model dads and their airbrushed stunning "children". More bald, fat, scrawny, old, unfashionable dads, please! As long as they are full of love.

  73. Anne

    June 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Yes you achieved what you set out to create, these are beautiful photos.

  74. helga

    June 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    So beautiful!

  75. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Fantatisco! Mi piace molto il suo blog! Grazie millie per consì bravo lavoro. Filippo di Hong Kong.

  76. Purse & Co

    June 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful, sweet shoot. Thanks

    http://www.purseandco.com

  77. ADJ

    June 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I am in love with these images. They are so wonderful and so empowering.

    http://www.greeneggsandglam.blogspot.com

  78. Annushka

    June 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    it is a miracle, sweet and wonderful kids))
    bravo!
    xxx

  79. Sunny_Seoul

    June 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I LOVE these pictures.
    They are SO warm.
    Now, I miss my dad! :)

  80. leanne1966

    June 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    stunning pics!!! love this.

  81. jackie

    June 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    beautiful pictures and post! happy father's day :)

  82. Em

    June 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Great photos, such adorable moments

    http://www.fashionhacks.blogspot.com/

  83. Soleil St. Fleur

    June 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Seeing these images is a wonderful reminder of the importance of a parent/child relationship, in this case dads. The tenderness, warmth and genuine love came through, no question. That said, Happy Father's Day Scott & ALL the great dads out there! xx from Soleil

    http://sharpthreads.blogspot.com

  84. Jenny

    June 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Such beautiful sentiments in these photos! My husband works from home so he is quite like a stay-at-home dad. Happy Father's Day!

  85. aBroad

    June 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Oh … these are so sweet.

  86. R. Grace

    June 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Oh I love this post – my dad isn't stay-at-home but he takes every other tuesday off to have specific time with us kids. Worth more than all of those days at the office combined.

  87. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I really love this post. I particularly like the last photo, as it reminded me of a similar one taken of my dad and me when I was 3. He's not a stay-at-home dad, but whenever he's home, I don't mind that he's away for work for long periods because he always has the time for his family.

    Thanks for this and Happy Father's Day in advance to you, Mr Sartorialist. :)

    – Miel, Philippines

  88. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    So true about the park and playing outside! When we became teenagers my dad used to say 'I liked you guys better when you were little…we used to go on bike rides.' He was great at playing outside.

  89. Up Heart Meant

    June 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    That first photo is just darling!

  90. Maggie

    June 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    My dad was a stay at home dad and I had a fantastic childhood. We went to the park with the dog nearly every day. Played catch and played guitar (well I more listened) and through out the day we had great food and fun.

    I Love you Dad

  91. Copper Etiquette

    June 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    OMG I LOVE THIS. STAYING AT HOME IS A HARD JOB SO WHETHER DAD OR MOM I COMMEND THEM.
    Copper Etiquette Always Appropriate Shop Dresses

  92. SAMANTHA

    June 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    This is such an amazing post – you are so correct. So inspirational and I want to show my dad this post of yours :)

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  93. Anonymous

    June 16, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Beautiful shots of caring fathers. Parenting in general is often seen as a non-worthy career choice. Lucky kids who have a parent who considers them a worthy choice!

  94. Pooja

    June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    SO REAL. Love it!

  95. Madeleine F.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    This is actually really beautiful.
    My dad's a stay-at-home dad, and he has been almost all my life.
    It's not often that a photo will touch my heart, but these did.
    Thank you.

  96. shiapet

    June 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    what wonderful, wonderful photos! It didn't strike me until I saw them on your page, how very little we see these kinds of shots in the media in general. Thank you so much for capturing such beautiful souls.

  97. nicolee

    June 17, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I think stay-at-home anything gets a bad rap. If you've ever done the stay-at-home thing, you know it's not easy. I've kind of wondered about dads who stay home, wondered how they felt, if they felt stigmatized or lonely as it's easy to meet other moms at the park but the dynamics must be different for dads.

    Anyhoo, this reminds me of a post on Mighty Girl about favorite childhood memories. It struck me because a lot of them mentioned time with dad. I think they're quite moving (like your photos):
    http://mightygirl.com/2011/05/10/more-of-your-childhood-memories/

  98. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 12:39 am

    lovely, really amazing photos — the connection men have with their kids is one of the most beautiful things ever. and so sweetly photographed

  99. PiXie

    June 17, 2011 at 1:12 am

    They're beautiful!
    Happy father's day to all daddies this weekend!

  100. japanika

    June 17, 2011 at 1:50 am

    super cool! thanks

  101. Lisa Petrarca

    June 17, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Scott…this has to be one of my HANDS DOWN FAVORITE Picture post!

    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2011/06/wanna-get-away.html

  102. Johanna

    June 17, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I love the whole post. The photos are so gorgeous, real and warm they brought a tear to my eye. What you write about fathers is so right too. I wish more dads would have guts to do what essentially is the best thing in the world -taking care of your children, every day.
    Happy Father's Day, you clearly are a good one!

    http://auntiestreasurechest.blogspot.com/

  103. Boriana

    June 17, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Incredible work! I felt warm! Thank you!

  104. KatyE.

    June 17, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I LOVE THESE PHOTOS!!!!!! THE IMPORTANCE OF FATHERS!!!!! Through these photos, I can see the love between the fathers and children! Very moving and I thank you!!

  105. oslolook

    June 17, 2011 at 2:32 am

    To the extent that a the bonds between a Father and Child are strenghtened, so does the world become a safer and more loving place. Fatherly love is so much more important than anyone can ever imagine. The intimacy and wisdom a Father imparts to a child makes all the difference in how a child sees themselves and how they interact with the world they live in. Love your child and love the world.
    Hug your children today Fathers, and never let go,….. http://oslolook.blogspot.com/

  106. Caddy

    June 17, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Aww inducing photos, Scott! Advance Happy Father's Day!

  107. Sihem Bioud

    June 17, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I love this post :)

  108. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 2:49 am

    The pictures are wonderful. And I just realized that we are so used to see pictures of moms and kids, but photographs of fathers with children are not so common. Great idea! Thanks so much.

  109. monkeyshines

    June 17, 2011 at 2:56 am

  110. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 3:00 am

    I really like these photos, kinda liberating, that they are not about fashion.. my fav. is the first one, father and daughter don't pose, it's love what you see. very touching shot!

  111. This is Belgium

    June 17, 2011 at 3:09 am

    It's amazing what memories pictures like this bring back !
    Happy Fathers day to you Sartorialist

  112. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 3:10 am

    My dad retired n stays at home n he takes lovely care of us … these me r truly adorable

  113. Saiparn

    June 17, 2011 at 3:16 am

    heart-warming photos

    http://dreamydaybook.blogspot.com/

  114. Kiki

    June 17, 2011 at 3:17 am

    "I hope in these images you see the tenderness, warmth and genuine love that I felt between these families that day."
    Yes, I can feel them. And I smile when reading this post.

  115. Marije

    June 17, 2011 at 3:29 am

    adorable kids! i really love these pictures. so cute

    x marije

  116. Recycle Boutique

    June 17, 2011 at 3:30 am

    beautiful photography!

  117. alessandra nitti

    June 17, 2011 at 3:49 am

    so sweet!!!!!!! love all <3

    http://wonderfashionista.blogspot.com/

  118. †ELMO†

    June 17, 2011 at 3:53 am

    AWWWWWWWW FIRST SHOOT IS PURE CUTENESS!!

  119. Amy Creyer

    June 17, 2011 at 4:12 am

    My father was a stay-at-home dad for my entire childhood. Thank you for bringing attention to such an under-appreciated and completely deserving group of men, and for sharing your experience.

  120. Jerome Centeno

    June 17, 2011 at 4:13 am

  121. LatteLisa

    June 17, 2011 at 4:41 am

    beautiful post

  122. ZHENYA ZHURAVLYOVA

    June 17, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Oh! IT IS VERY TENDER PICTURE! IT IS HIGH DEGREE OF BEAUTY AND ATTITUDE!!!

  123. Wikiheather

    June 17, 2011 at 5:01 am

    the pics are beautiful, the idea is simply brilliant. The relationship between daddies and kids is still so misterious…in Italy we continue to prise the mummy-kid-relationship, a stay-at-home dad is today unfortunately difficult to find. really lovely ;)

  124. Agni

    June 17, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Dear Mr Sartorialist! Your pictures are wonderful, but what you wrote about fatherhood is even more wonderful. My 3 years old son is so lucky, coz his daddy is always for him, esp. lately my toddler spent 3 nights in the hospital and it was father who took care of him in the night. Thanks to all wise fathers!!!!

  125. The Girl Next Door

    June 17, 2011 at 5:32 am

    wow. this is amazingly beautiful!

  126. Davidikus

    June 17, 2011 at 5:38 am

    The pictures are indeed very nice.

    I fully agree that there is an issue with how fathers (not only stay-at-home dads) are portrayed. My experience is that very few dads get it all right, very few dads get it all wrong, the immense majority (99%?) get it right on some things, wrong on others, right some time, wrong other times, right with one kid, wrong with another kid (& vice versa).

    Isn't that the fate of most parents? Every kid is different. Even acting exactly in the same way with each of your children, you won't be the same dad or mum to all your children. I *guess* this is the difficult part, yet the great thing about being a parent.

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com/
    http://www.davidranc.com

  127. Conni, Denmark

    June 17, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Great pictures and great theme. I think especially the last picture is so cool; this laid back, bohemian touch from daddys hair and outfit and the childs cute sandals – they look, as if daddy will never let any of them get stressed – luv it :-)

  128. agnes

    June 17, 2011 at 5:55 am

    magnifique…..les photos sont superbes

  129. Natasha

    June 17, 2011 at 6:01 am

    These pictures are so beautiful, you can really sense that loving bond between father and child

  130. Carolina Sundell

    June 17, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I love all of the pictures but especially the first one, you really captured the moment.

  131. what is a boy to do

    June 17, 2011 at 6:55 am

  132. antique engagement rings

    June 17, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Happy Fathers day to everyone!

  133. Louis

    June 17, 2011 at 7:23 am

    These are jus beautiful
    I wish I know what my dad looks like

  134. BeLighter

    June 17, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Totally adorable and sweet! There's something touching, about a man with a baby in his arms, don't know why…

  135. katerina

    June 17, 2011 at 7:33 am

  136. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I like the three of them, but the second one, the man with the boy, is superb. You rarely see men being tender to children that are the age of this boy. This is one of your best posts, really touching. Congratulations from a working mother.

  137. Megan Abigail Chandler

    June 17, 2011 at 8:11 am

    This is nothing short of beautiful. Happy Father's day.

  138. Ana Docampo

    June 17, 2011 at 8:17 am

    So cute!!

  139. Marianne

    June 17, 2011 at 8:41 am

    A little misty eyed looking at these beautiful photos. Stay at home dads are just like stay at home moms – they hold down the fort and keep it all together. I admire stay at home dads it takes a lot of inner confidence to do something against the norm. Which is what I see in these photos – men who truly know who they are.

  140. MoveThePepa

    June 17, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Sooo cute!
    Great pictures!

  141. BusiChic

    June 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

    what a beautiful memento for the families involved- beautiful work Scott.

  142. Bernd

    June 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

    these photos are really touching. great job and excellent photography that speaks

    http://noblebrands4less.blogspot.com/

  143. Caradiaz

    June 17, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Very natural fatherly love shots. Love them all.

  144. Edit by Lauren

    June 17, 2011 at 9:14 am

    These pictures literally brought a tear to my eye! So beautiful and touching!

  145. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I will miss my Dad this Father's Day, he passed away a couple years ago at age 92. These are wonderful photos, I especially like the last one.

  146. Liz

    June 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

    There is probably nothing that makes me happier than seeing a happy dad interact with his child. These photos are wonderful.

  147. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Thanks so much! These are wonderful! And the whole idea behind the project is very, very touching.

  148. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 10:02 am

    MORE!!!!

  149. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Comments from someone like you on stay-at-home dads are very important. The more people talk and read about the more it will get 'common'. And, thank you for your wonderful blog.
    Adele

  150. Elisabelle

    June 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

    awesome photos!!!

  151. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

    love them!
    amazing!
    Bea

  152. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 10:26 am

    So inspiring. Real men, what can be better than that. Sigh:)

  153. songbird

    June 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

    amazing photos..my parents were mostly absent as i grew up in a conflicted household..these are precios moments.

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  154. 17

    June 17, 2011 at 10:41 am

    What I love is that you can really see the similarities between father and child. And the toddler sandals are priceless.

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  155. Sophia.

    June 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

    sooooooooooooo cute !!!!1

    http://sophiainfashionland.blogspot.com/

  156. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 10:51 am

    need the cuteness on this warm sticky day in NYC. Thanks.

  157. tea

    June 17, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I love those little shoes on the little one in the last photo!

  158. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

    fantastic :)

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  159. Teagan

    June 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Wow. I love these photos. The tender strength of a father is so precious.

  160. susan

    June 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I just can't help coming over and over again to the site to see the first picture. Sooo cute :)The smile of the father, the look of the baby…perfect summertime moment

  161. Collections

    June 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    This is a wonderful post. I think it's very noble that some men choose to be stay at home dads. Being a stay at home parent is one of the hardest jobs especially when children are young.

    I love my dad very much so in honor of that Happy Almost Fathers Day to everyone out there. Loved these photographs.

    Fashionable Collections

  162. Best of Beehive

    June 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I use this a lot, especially on your site, but this is the essence of beautiful.

  163. C. Lambeth

    June 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing your insight and appreciation on the topic of stay at home dads. Our culture carries a lot of baggage on this issue, and oftentimes the evangelical church does not help. I recently encountered a Seattle pastor (Mark Driscoll) railing about the alleged manlessness of stay at home dads, and as a Christian, I couldn't help but offering a critique of his drivel. You can see it here if you're interested: http://is.gd/pm32On

    Rock on. Love the pictures!
    -C. Lambeth

  164. Gina A.

    June 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    My Dad is quite the character and unique in every way. Growing up I was so embarrassed of him and avoided having to introduce him as my father. As an adult I realize how special he is and how dads come in all shapes and forms. He told me he always wanted to be a "comedian in the movies" which makes sense because he's hilarious and always the life of the party.
    Happy Father's Day everyone!

    xx
    http://hideandchic2011.blogspot.com

  165. Jayne Surrena

    June 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    brought tears to my eyes

  166. anjiejoon

    June 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    great shoot! and where can one buy those adorable baby moccasin sandals?

  167. IS THIS IT? models review

    June 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Sooooo adorable… ♥

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  168. Prinzessin Wunderlich

    June 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful photos!!!! <3 <3 <3

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  169. sophie

    June 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I see in your pictures the right moment when a child constructs his/her confidence to the world by taking love in the arms of a parent. So sweet…

    ps: As a stay-at-home mother for a year, I feel that it is the "stay-at-home" (whatever the parent) that is often underestimated.

  170. LaScarparossa

    June 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    All the pictures are so cute but.. The first is so.. without words.

  171. GAC

    June 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    quelles merveilleuses photos de papas avec leurs enfants. bravo !

  172. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful pictures! (I especially love the last one…)

    Dads rock! Mine was awesome and some days I still miss him. But he left wonderful memories…(he lived to a fine old age.) Mom and I were telling stories of him last week and ended up laughing ourselves silly!

    Thanks to all the Dads out there and for all you do!

  173. Labella Luxe

    June 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Soooo precious! Kudos to all stay at home dads!

    http://www.labellaluxe.com

  174. Miss Pam From T-Town

    June 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Just lovely. Thanks you so much.

  175. Liz S

    June 17, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful in every way.

  176. Kimberley

    June 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    So sweet. My husband just so happens to also be a wonderful father, and it always makes me smile to see him interact with our two little ones. Love this post!

  177. Anonymous

    June 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    good on you sart for promoting such a good cause, your blog really does educate!

  178. BOMBPROOF heartbeat

    June 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Love these! Pictures truly are so much more than words :)…

  179. cebustfashion

    June 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    i love how the last pic, as a stay at home dad im feel what you mean about the media

    http://cebustfashion.blogspot.com/

  180. Dori

    June 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    sweet, oh so sweet!

  181. lovwekanc

    June 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Beautiful! Thank-you for sharing these beautiful photos of love! Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily hustle and bustle that we forget to show love to the closest people in our loves. Thanks for the inspiration

  182. generic viagra

    June 18, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Really lovely pic's..any1 who has lost their father c these photos.they would really miss their dad such a lovely pics.I really got emotional…

  183. vness

    June 18, 2011 at 2:00 am

    A lovely post, both photos and words! My husband works part-time so that we can share looking after our two young boys and I couldn't imagine it any other way. The relationship they are building is worth so much more than potential income.

  184. My Style Canvas

    June 18, 2011 at 8:32 am

    What a perfect post for Father's Day. You definitely captured a lot of real emotion in these.

  185. pattern hunter

    June 18, 2011 at 9:01 am

    that's so sweet and moving…

  186. ML

    June 18, 2011 at 10:35 am

    the love in the eyes of the fathers is so moving. and the kids sandals in the 3rd picture are just precious.
    ;)

  187. 82Brute

    June 18, 2011 at 10:55 am

    My sister and I were raised in large part by nannies and I always felt there were great gaps in my relationship with my parents because of it. When it came time for me to raise my kids, I felt strongly about being a full-time, at-home mom and I've never regretted it. I'm so glad to see more men taking on this role. You hear so much about how isolating and draining it is, but it doesn't have to be. Sure, no one's handing out awards and bonuses to those of us who let the career train go past while we step off to raise our kids. But those gorgeous little moments, like the ones you've captured here, are far better rewards.

  188. lu ribeiro

    June 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

  189. Priscilla

    June 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Thank You! Just terrific!

  190. Isabelle Ljungblom

    June 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    What a great initiative! I love this! It's adorable. So yes! I definitely feel the tenderness, warmth and genuine love in your pictures! You are a great photographer!

  191. Ja Maratuech

    June 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm

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  192. First Look Love *

    June 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Beatiful Pictures, the best is the first one!! :)
    XO

  193. San

    June 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    They definitely show the love in them. Great photos and words.

  194. Stella

    June 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    So lovely! How do we people tend to be so sweet with children and, sometimes so mean with adults?
    The last one is so fashion with that shoes!!

  195. Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    June 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Love the photos.

  196. frank

    June 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    tomorrow is my first fathers' day! my daughter vivian was born three weeks ago and i'm an artist–studio dad! the best of both worlds. nice pictures.

  197. NightLynx

    June 18, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Lovely photos! Happy father's day for all the fathers aroud!

  198. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for this post – lovely and enlightening

  199. Jordan-na

    June 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    amazingness! sometimes we lose sight of what's truly important in life, but your lovely, heartwarming photographs (especially love the one of the father wrapping his son in a towel) are beautiful reminders of the real joys of family!

    thanks for sharing these!

  200. hippie :D

    June 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    amazing! :) love them!

  201. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    My brother-in-law is a stay-at-home dad to my wonderful 3yo niece. She is so well adjusted, happy, and healthy. I could not imagine her being looked after by anyone else. He is the most amazing father, most amazing parent, and I think he proves that dad's can really get it right.

    Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there.

  202. Anonymous

    June 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    My father is where all good father's go, I count myself as lucky for having the type of father I had – eternally grateful for his presence and love. ALL your photos are so endearing, each a flavor of paternal love captured (I love that little sweet-heart's sandals, OMG!). What is really astonishing is the safety and contentment in the faces in the children – this is HOLY! These pics help me to re-member – thank you and Happy Father's Day!

  203. YGSociety

    June 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Happy Father's Day (almost). Great concept and smart collaboration.

  204. Times Squarian

    June 19, 2011 at 12:27 am

    These are all beautiful pictures.

  205. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I love you for posting this! Thank you for contributing to the elimination of gender stereotypes. I think stay at home dads rock! Let's keep destroying the Barbie-Ken doll house.

  206. ilegirl

    June 19, 2011 at 2:29 am

    I wish more parents were financially in a position to stay home with the kids, and particularly would LOVE to see more fathers. It's maddening that stereotypes about who wins the bread and who raises the children continue to influence our behavior and choices. Bravo to those who have evolved past such influences!

    Great photos – as usual. It reminds me of how much fun I had with my dad when I was small. Thanks for the wonderful tribute to fathers.

  207. Olivilla

    June 19, 2011 at 3:06 am

    lovely Idea, regards from spain!

  208. Emily

    June 19, 2011 at 11:03 am

    So beautiful. My husband will be a stay-at-home Papa later on this year – this is an amazing reminder of how precious that will be.

    xo Emily

  209. Zapatos de moda

    June 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Best wishes for all the wonderful fathers!

    These pictures made my heart expand, thank you, your work is always so inspiring…

  210. Anonymous

    June 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Lovely father's day tribute.

  211. Mallory

    June 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    no matter how tough men try to be, fathers have soft sides. they love their kids so much! and i LOVE these pictures! I can really see the father and son relationship and each picture is so special.

  212. nikkb

    June 20, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Very special photos! touching for Father's Day!

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  213. Roxy Hawk

    June 20, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Awesome images, love the raw emotion! Thanks for sharing.

  214. golfpro44

    June 20, 2011 at 2:20 am

    You've brought out the best in all of us Fathers.Great shots to say the least.

    Lawrence Chee
    Singapore

  215. Anonymous

    June 20, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Photos AND text brought tears to my eyes- thank you to great fathers everywhere- working in and out of the home!

  216. Nahrin

    June 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Soooooo precious!!! Nothing sexier than a good man being a good father :)

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  217. how charming

    June 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    stay at home parents in general are given a bad rap. these are lovely photos.

  218. Fiona

    June 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I just spontaneously ovulated looking at that first pic.

  219. Nexxorcist

    June 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Wow, I hafta say. That 2nd photo, with the asian father and son really hit home with me. just seeing that instantly put a lot of things into perspective with me. as a child i used to make fun, tease, and even say hurtful things of my father because he was a stay at home dad. but in hindsight i wouldn't be anywhere close to what i am today without him being there to nurture and support me. thank you for this post.

  220. Bronwyn

    June 22, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I wish my Dad had been able to stay home and look after me when my mother died. It was impossible for a multitude of reasons – for a couple; no such thing as a widowers' pension so he couldn't have afforded to anyway, and in the early 60s it would really have been looked upon askance. I had my best times as a child on weekends when he would take me with him to whatever he was doing, or have me "help" in the garden and shed. (I learned to grind valves by hand at the age of 6! No wonder I've been a tomboy all my life).
    Men of his era came into their own as grandfathers. They were working so hard when they were fathers that they hardly saw their own children, but it is a joyful thing to behold and elderly man with a small child working together in the garden or walking and playing at the park.

  221. J.Ro

    June 22, 2011 at 2:07 am

    This totally makes me wanna go out and buy a kid.

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  222. Joanne Cox

    June 22, 2011 at 3:06 am

    darlings♥

  223. Leo Greenfield

    June 22, 2011 at 4:02 am

    These are great images, they really capture the change in society at the moment in parenting. I often see such scenes and I'm really inspired, it makes me want to be a father too. For now I make drawings of such moments in my art practice.

  224. Hailey

    June 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

  225. Kris of Bridging Finance

    June 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Soooo cute…

  226. Mikael Silvanto

    June 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Great variety to the standard dish these ones. Thanks for sharing :)

  227. Anonymous

    June 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Oh my gosh – the little girl's sandles in the last pic are adorable! Oh yeah – and the tenderness of the pics is pretty moving too :)

  228. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    June 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

    what amazing photos!!! so cute…!! i love them!!!!!

  229. Salsa

    June 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Your most beautiful post ever.

  230. Jean

    June 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I like the idea of stay-at-home Dads, but I remember Sophomore year in college when I brought it up in class the boys thought that it was a breeze and that they could just watch ESPN all day. The women didn't trust the men to be stay-at-home dads because they thought they wouldn't do anything right around the house (which would mean more work for the women) and also that the dads would take the free time as an opportunity to cheat on them.

  231. Office Wear Online Boutique

    June 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Love the first picture! Makes me go awww….

  232. Anonymous

    June 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    It's normal for dad's to play an equal role in Sweden!

  233. Anonymous

    June 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    When will God bless you the beautiful Garance with a little one…the fruit of the loins of fashion's foremost visionaries could only be a stellar talent in the making! And what a family album you would create with your sensitive lenswork…I await with baited breath!!!

  234. André

    June 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    There was a fantastic show called "Parenthood" that had a very interesting approach to this subject in one of the characters ;)

    Great photos!

  235. Cristiana Nunes

    June 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    The most amazing photos, they almost break my heart. Beauitful pictures you've taken as well as this post. Beautiful.. :)

  236. colorcube

    July 5, 2011 at 12:16 am

    beautiful…. :)

  237. Anonymous

    July 7, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I fell in love with the first picture from the moment I saw it.
    There is so much love and tenderness in the eye of this father who takes care of his baby in his protecting arms. And that little girl is just so cute and confident as if she knows that she can count on him and that he'll protect her forever so would she be scared?
    To me, a man who takes care of his child/children is even more charming!
    Stay-at-home dads be proud!!!
    Lida

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    July 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

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    It's just amazing…. I'm looking
    forward to your blog. Thanks!

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    November 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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