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As Father’s Day is approaching, I dedicate this to my friend James: In appreciation of The Full Time Father (Seattle Family Portraits).

Women have done it for centuries: full time care giving that is. I see and admire the work of Mothers everyday. With  Father’s Day approaching I would like to express admiration for a friend of mine, James, who is a stay-at-home dad. He takes care of his 2 children: Johannes (5 years old), and Anna (2 years of age). His days are filled with what every Mother’s day is filled with: mundane tasks, loads of laundry, smiles, a few tears, meltdowns, meal making routines, lots of love and more…  Some time ago I met James and children at Shilshole Beach in Seattle. Somehow I had the “perfect prop” in my car: a weightlifting barbell. We took it to the beach and James started lifting weights while Johannes hung from it. James said: “As a parent I feel like the mythical Atlas a lot, holding The Earth on my shoulders. Now, I feel it literally!”  James is a terrific full time father: understanding, thoughtful, positive, patient, forgiving, and loving. Happy Father’s Day James!

This story was run for Father’s Day at the Seattle’s Red Tricycle newsletter. Few editorial changes were made to the published story. For the original story, please go above.

Mention the above Red Tricycle article and receive a discount on a humorous portrait of your toddler! For details, contact Anita Nowacka, the photographer via her main website: www.anitanow.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Project: Bringing awareness to the Detroit’s stray dog problem.

It is estimated that there are about 50,000 homeless dogs wandering in certain areas of Detroit. Ron Henry (Seattle photographer and the founder of Black Rapid Company), other Photographers (from all over the United States) and I are going to create a visual story about the tireless efforts of DDR (Detroit Dog Rescue). The trip dates are: June 14th- 17th, 2011. A synopsis of the situation: Detroit Dog Rescue (only 20 or so devoted folks) works tirelessly on the issue and helps find loving homes rather then euthanize the dogs. We are going to Detroit to photograph and bring awareness to the dire situation. I will be writing about this more. My trip starts in few days. I am getting mentally ready…

Heli-Ski wedding video is ready! (Seattle extreme sport wedding Photography).

It is a great, short video story showing a bit what it is to photograph at high altitude (13300 ft), skiing in breathtaking terrain with a helicopter gliding off the mountain and being part of the surreal experience. More words will come. For now, just wanted to post the link to the video created by Mad Pants Productions in Seattle, WA . More photos from the assignment: here.

 

 

 

Video:

Heli – Ski Wedding in Telluride, CO.