Dear Daddy… {Los Angeles Children’s Photographer}

Recently, I came across a beautiful post by Michael Mitchell entitled 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters.

I was so moved by the post, and decided to pick my to 10 favorite rules to share here. Please grab a tissue… I sure needed it!

1. Always be there. Quality time doesn’t happen without quantity time. Hang out together for no other reason than just to be in each other’s presence. Be genuinely interested in the things that interest her. She needs her dad to be involved in her life at every stage. Don’t just sit idly by while she add years to her… add life to her years.

2.Savor every moment you have together. Today she’s crawling around the house in diapers, tomorrow you’re handing her the keys to the car, and before you know it, you’re walking her down the aisle. Some day soon, hanging out with her old man won’t be the bees knees anymore. Life happens pretty fast. You better cherish it while you can.

3.Enjoy the wonder of bath time.

4.Dance with her. Start when she’s a little girl or even when she’s a baby. Don’t wait ‘til her wedding day.

5.Tell her she’s beautiful. Say it over and over again. Someday an animated movie or “beauty” magazine will try to convince her otherwise.

6.Letting her ride on your shoulders is pure magic. Do it now while you have a strong back and she’s still tiny.

7.She will eagerly await your return home from work in the evenings. Don’t be late.

8.Somewhere between the time she turns three and her sixth birthday, the odds are good that she will ask you to marry her. Let her down gently.

9.Never miss her birthday. In ten years she won’t remember the present you gave her. She will remember if you weren’t there.

10.She’s as smart as any boy. Make sure she knows that.

Because I couldn’t stop at 10…

11.Today she’s walking down the driveway to get on the school bus. Tomorrow she’s going off to college. Don’t blink.

Happy Sunday families!

To read Michael’s original post, please click here.

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Jessica ArthurOctober 4, 2011 - 12:01 am

Those boots are ridiculously cute!

Ava’s First Birthday {Los Angeles Children’s Photograpaher}

A week ago, Ava celebrated her first birthday with an oh so cute Strawberry Shortcake theme. I had so much fun with the Tigner family!

Happy Birthday Ava!

Nancy outdid herself, and showed off her Martha Stewart skills by creating all the lovely details!

The kids’ hats were made out of cardstock and ribbon… genius!

So many cute and sweet details!

Can you smell the sweetness?

The polka dots added so much fun...

Ava's Strawberry Shortcake outfit... look at those shoes!

Esther, from Balloonsfacepainting is a regular at Tigner parties. She is wonderful with kids and does such fabulous work! Click on the link for more info.

Esther's magnificent art!

Esther also provides balloon hats. I think Ava approves!

So colorful!

Chunky legs and tutus? Yes, please!

Ava had so many special friends come and celebrate!

Recognize these two?

This one cracks me up... "Ladies, let me show you how it's done."

The kids did not hold back one bit!

Ava's first time EVER having sweets... I think she had mixed feelings :)

 

 

 

Tigner Family

 

 

Happy Birthday Ava!  Love, “Carolinda”

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Nekane Erro OwensOctober 1, 2011 - 9:49 pm

Beautiful memories! What an amazing party!!!

NancyOctober 2, 2011 - 12:40 am

Thank you a million times for always doing an extraordinary job! I love every single shot! You are so very talented and tell stories through pictures so beautifully. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

NancyOctober 2, 2011 - 2:58 am

Love all of the new ones too! What an incredible scrapbook Ava will have with all of these fabulous pictures:)

BlancaOctober 5, 2011 - 8:37 am

Wow! Just saw these! What amazing highlights to Ava’s awesome party. Just perfect.