As we head towards Father’s Day, I wanted to share some of our favorite ideas for Father’s Day pictures. Pictures can be a terrific gift for even the most tough-to-buy-for dad or grand-dad. And if you share them via Photo Mambo, your pictures will be enjoyed for months to come.
This photo lets the kids bare their soles. (Sorry, I know….). I really love this picture concept. Just be forewarned that THE hardest thing about capturing this shot is getting ticklish feet to stay still long enough to get the words written. Much hilarity, and some smudging, ensued in our photo shoot.
The inspiration for this shot came from a terrific blog, BeAFunMum. Kelly’s image, below, shows how nicely this idea works with a larger family, as well. Kelly, many thanks for letting us share your picture here!
The kids had a LOT of fun taking these photos. We bought some Paper Jamz guitars ($20 – $30) and some felt letters and let them channel their inner rock stars. As a bonus, the guitars were a big hit for playing around after the shoot (fair warning….you will want to befriend the volume knob). And what dad doesn’t want to be told that he rocks on Father’s Day?
Make your father’s day message shadowy. Generally, shooting near mid-day is terrible because of the harsh shadows. This will be the one shot you actually want to shoot near mid-day (2 pm is good for shadows that are long enough but not crazy long). One key trick…to hold the insides of letters like “O” and “D” in place, use toothpicks, which work best when the sign is cut from foam board. The image on the left is mine; the better shot on the right comes from TwoGirlzStuff. It’s very popular on Pinterest, and thank you Aja for letting us share your wonderful image and for inspiring our photo shoot!
Send dad or grandpa a delightful bit of chalk art to brighten up his Father’s Day.
Signs of the Times
And finally, it’s easy to make (or buy) some signs that let the kids declare their love. The hand-made messages are always fabulous, but if you are looking for the bubble signs like we used in the bottom two photos, check out Happy Booths on Etsy. They do a great job. (We made a special order for the Father’s Day signs).
Of course, we hope you will send your fabulous Father’s Day pictures via Photo Mambo, so Dad and Grandpas can enjoy your Father’s Day greetings day after day. Send a Photo Mambo frame to dad’s work computer, where he’ll enjoy seeing the pictures this week, next week, and for years to come. Or send a Photo Mambo frame to grandpa’s iPad so he can enjoy the smiles again and again.
On behalf of all of us at Photo Mambo, we hope your Father’s Day will be filled with joyful photos and much love! And thanks so much to our friends who allowed us to share their children’s pictures with you!