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Farming Dad Makes Good on Pictures of Kids

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When Phillip Haumesser learned that his wife wanted more pictures of their kids, he took it upon himself to accomplish the task. As the project progressed, he learned to view photography through a different lens. He took spectacular pictures of their boys (ages one and three) on their 10-acre farm, using the camera that Natasha, his wife, had surprised him with for his birthday. Knowing of his interest in photography (and only just a few convenient months after making note of wanting the pictures, wink, wink…) he took that gift and decided his sons would be his very first subjects.

Farming Dad Makes Good on Pictures of Kids

Photo: Facebook/Phillip Haumesser Photography

The product of the photo shoots (we say this in multiples because the subjects were a bit unruly at first) was, of course, gorgeous and everything that his wife wanted, although he describes wrangling his kids with some humor: “The kids got bored immediately because Dad was trying to get them to pose and sit still, something I discovered quickly that is not the natural state for children 2 and under,” he told The Huffington Post.

Farming Dad Makes Good on Pictures of Kids
Photo: Facebook/Phillip Haumesser Photography

It was then that Haumesser took a break from photography, and instead did some research. That was when he discovered Lisa Holloway and Iwona Podlasińska – two photographers whose work inspired him to give it another shot. “I decided we were just going to try to make this fun and not care about how the photos turned out, and if we got some good ones it would be a plus.” The results are now treasures to both Natasha and Phillip, who admitted his sons were more creative than he was, so his process of simply following them around to see what they do paid off! His subjects played with cows and chickens and went about their business while their dad went along, snapping pictures, sometimes forgetting that was his primary objective and what a great one it was!

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