Have you ever felt like an inadequate person to your loved ones? Bad dad? Friend? Brother? Well I had been feeling like a horrible dad this last month. I’ve been trying not to drown between grad-school (Cal TPA *Rolls eyes*), first year at my job, and the three weddings I had to shoot, one which I was the lead shooter and I still need to edit all the shots. Its been insane. My weekends have consisted of sitting at a coffee shop typing this paper, which I am currently not finished with, or at a wedding taking pictures. I have hardly spent any time with my son and it was eating me away. I had this trip planned out for some time now and absolutely needed to get out and take a mental break, but I was torn because I wanted to spend time with my son. One of my friends asked “why don’t you just bring him with you?”I would usually bring him on day trips even though they are tiring, because I know he can handle them. But I’ve yet to bring him on a longer trip.
Well, I texted Caio (@ChowMarley) and Chris (@independentCBH) and they said I should. So I called his mom and told her he was coming with me. She was a bit worried because she knows how exhausting those trips are, yet they are mentally liberating. I’ll end this here and get to the videos and pictures. Let’s just say I’ll forever remember this weekend. Happy 7th Birthday to my little boy. 9/4/16.
Video footage collaboration by Caio, Chris, and myself.
Photo cred: @ChowMarley