Blue Mountains Family Portrait
Looking at this family portrait of a dad and his daughter in a leafy park in the Blue Mountains got me thinking about all the great dads I’ve met and photographed with their families.
Good news for dads and great news for their kids!
In 1975 fathers spent an average of 15 minutes per day with their children; by 1995 it was 2 hours. Today, 23% of British fathers spend around 28 hours or more with their children per week according to this article.
Apparently it has something to do with the increase in fathers now being present at the birth of their children rather than out in the waiting room nervously pacing the floor. This has an effect on the feel-good chemicals that new mums produce to help bond with their baby. Apparently dads experience the same thing!
This dad had a great time at our family portrait sitting with his young daughter and she loved all the attention!