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a month for dad


It’s Dad’s turn! Father’s day is just around the corner, and we have tons of adorable options for personalized portraits of your kids. Our studios are loaded with ties, shirts, jerseys, footballs, baseballs, basketballs, and more (call your specific studio for an exact list). You’re also welcome to bring in your own personal items, like Dad’s work uniform or shoes! On top of all the cuteness, we’re running an amazing promotion all month so you can get him the perfect gift!

We made a tribute to Mother’s Day a few weeks ago with our favorite Mom portraits, so here’s an ode to Dad with our favorite portraits with fathers. Enjoy… and don’t forget to call ahead. Appointments are filling up quickly!

“By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in the fact. But I am prouder, infinitely prouder, to be a father.”
-General Douglas MacArthur
“And you will always have a part of me
Nobody else is ever gonna see but you and me”

-From “Gracie” by Ben Folds
“No matter what mistakes I make
you’re there for me
You kill my disappointments
and you heal my pain
You understood my fears
and you protected me
I treasure every irreplaceable memory”
-from “Daddy” by Beyonce
“There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”-Unknown
“I know you were on my side
Even when I was wrong
And I love you
for giving me your eyes
Staying back
and watching me shine
And I didn’t know if you knew
So I’m taking this chance
to say that I had
the best day
With you today”
-From “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’ ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.'” – Harmon Killebrew
“Then the light begins to shine
And I hear those ancient lullabies.
And as I watch this seedling grow,
Feel my heart start to overflow.
Where do I find the words to say?
How do I teach him?
What do we play?
Bit by bit, I’ve realized
That’s when I need them,
That’s when I need my father’s eyes.”

-From “My Father’s Eyes” by Eric Clapton
“A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.” -Albert Einstein
“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”-Unknown
“Your faith, your love
And all that you believe
Have come to be the strongest part of me
And I will always be your baby”

-From “Always Be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant

“A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” -Knights of Pythagoras

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21 thoughts on “a month for dad

  1. I love work you do. I have had my granddaughters pictures taken for Easter, yes with the bunny, and her first birthday. They came out so great that people I work with are planning on making appointments for their children and grandchildren.

  2. Gotta love the bunnies at Easter time!

  3. fabulous father’s day gift ideas- i love the desk collage!!

  4. What a great Fathers Day gift….beautiful portraits of his children!

  5. Love the quality of the portraits!

  6. We love portait simple! Cant wait until our next session!

  7. Great shots – we need to get in for a session asap!

  8. Love Portrait Simple! You guys do a great job!

  9. love all the the fathers day pics!!!!

  10. I love that you included Grandfathers in this as well – it’s a nice touch, and a great idea to have some pictures taken with multiple generations. Great shots – and great quotes!

  11. Love these precious memories. :)

  12. What a great post. Happy Fathers day everyone!

  13. Such sweet photos!

  14. Can’t wait to get our Father’s Day pictures done tomorrow!

  15. I love Portrait Simple! It’s the only place I’ll go to get my sons pictures done! You guys are great!!

  16. Love the dad’s day pics! Think my hubby needs some wallets of the kids-not sure he has any-guess there is a gift idea for me LOL.

  17. This is such a beautiful post. I can’t wait for my husband to celebrate his 1st Fathers day this weekend!!!

  18. Great pictures of all these wonderful dads and their children! I’m so grateful to have such a great husband who is an amazing dad. See you soon portrait simple for some little kid golf pics? :)

  19. Nice pics! We want to get daddy ones done too!

  20. It’s my Husbands first Fathers Day, I cannot wait to take pictures of my daughter in his police hat and boots. It’s going to be soo cute.

  21. Wonderful pictures! It’s a great sight to see so many dad’s enjoying their children.
    Great work!

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