Photographer Giedre Gomes does beautiful portraits of families and especially children, ones that look exactly like what you'd want to frame and hang on your mantle. She recently went viral for a photo series that was a fairly big departure from her usual genre. It featured pictures of moms in their everyday lives, trying to care for their kids and keep their lives functioning. Anyone who has ever had to corral a bunch of children under the age of ten probably recognizes this moment on the toilet, all privacy sacrificed:
Or perhaps multi-tasking in the kitchen:
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For Father's Day, Gomes wanted to do a new series, according to a post she wrote for Bored Panda.
"Now that I am a mother myself, I watch my husband, my friends’ husbands, see how they interact with their children," she writes. "I catch myself comparing them with my own father. It’s funny how different they all are but at the end they love their children unconditionally."
Gomes tried to grab a snapshot of all the dads she knows, and share some of the humor, work, and fun of being a dad.
For example, dads also do some of their parenting from the toilet:
But also in the great outdoors:
They're available to model for aspiring makeup artists:
And join in for tea parties with some princesses:
They're also great at multi-tasking:
Making sure everyone stays hydrated:
Keeping the kids in line:
And the fish on line:
The good dads also take care of clean up:
But first they play some games:
And don't forget their skincare routine:
But sometimes it's nice when dad can take a break:
Before he gets back to work:
You gotta be strong to keep everyone afloat:
But also make time for yourself:
And maybe a nap.
Happy Father's Day! And don't forget to follow Gomes here.