The Father/Son Perspective

One of the interesting things I’ve noticed since becoming a father – more specifically, a father to a son – is that my perception of all things “dad” related has changed. Before Logan was conceived, I looked at stories and images of fatherhood in an “Oh, that’s nice” sort of way. After we knew Logan was on his way, and especially after he was born, I’ve found my perception of fatherhood to be radically altered. “No duh!” some of you might be thinking – but, honestly, until you’re a father to a son yourself, it’s not something you can comprehend. I know I couldn’t. Not having a daughter, I can’t make a comparison, but I’m sure it’s a similar sort of thing. I find myself looking at TV commercials, movies, books, magazine ads, etc. that depict fatherhood and feeling impacted by them in a big way. I really wasn’t prepared for the way my perceptions would be changed, but I’m so very grateful for the new thoughts and feelings that come with this new role in my life. Being a father to my son is something I look forward to with great anticipation, with all the ups and downs that come with it.

This particular issue has been on my heart lately, but was catalyzed today by the passing of my friends son who was born via c-section today at six months of development. He didn’t survive, and my heart breaks for my friend and his wife.

The Cutest Photo I’ve Taken All Year

Mr. Logan in his Christmas outfit. Say it with me: awwwww!

It’s Been Two Years…We Miss You Crystal

Two years ago today, Ashley and I lost our good friend Crystal. In honour of her memory, here are a few photo collages I created in 2007 to honour her life. We miss you Crystal…



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Photos From October 2009

October was a busy month from a photography perspective, so here’s a round-up of the photos…


First up,  we have the family photo above taken by Nate Northridge from Northridge Photo.



That’s Auntie Chelsea holding Logan at Ken’s 60th birthday party.


Thanksgiving 2009 was when Logan got to meet his Great-Grandma, Jean Paniak, in Edmonton, Alberta.


October was also Auntie Cariann’s birthday, so we went to celebrate her birthday – and Nana Dunn and Auntie Cariann got to give Logan a bath for the first time.


Photos of Logan’s Second Month At Home

Logan’s two months old now! It’s been a fun month for photos as he’s starting to get more expressive and animated. I worked hard to cull the photos and did pretty well for a month of shooting in terms of keeping the collection tight. I also sold my Nikon D60 and bought a Nikon D5000, so I’ve started to play with DSLR video for the first time. It’s been interesting! I really do need to write about that for Digital Home Thoughts






Such Amazing Generosity: Logan’s First Baby Shower


Earlier this week Logan has his first baby shower, and Ashley and I were blown away at the generosity shown by the friends and family that attended. Logan received books, toys, and a lot of new clothes. That’s a good thing, because he’s growing so fast he’s already not fitting in many of his newborn clothes – and he’s not quite six weeks old yet! We had him weighed and measured last week, and he was 10 pounds and 22 inches long. Could you imagine gaining 25% of your body weight and 10% of your height in only five weeks? It’s amazing how fast babies grow – and Logan has another 18 years or so of growing to do.


More funny onesies from my brother – I love ’em!