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Father's Day - Austin Family Photos

I am so STOKED! I was able to get more candid photos of my dad in the few hours he was over than … well, EVER! The kids love Grandpa and I am sure you can see that he loves them too :)

We had a good time. I tossed a couple rib steaks (that's how they were labeled from the butcher) on the grill after prepping them simply. I covered them in coarse-ground himilayan salt while they thawed out to room temperature. Once they were nice and thaw, I rubbed in some olive oil and topped them with fresh-ground pepper. They turned out really tasty! Afterwards, we hung out watching last night's UFC event on the xbox.

I am so happy to have had this time with my dad. Even though we are a few minutes away from each other, our live's keep us pretty busy. I try to see him a few times a week but having a concentrated few hours together really makes me happy. It's important to have simple, normal time with my family. Hanging out, playing jiu jitsu, tickling, eating and just enjoying each other… plus, it is a great opportunity for me to get some more family photography!

ABOVE: Grampa/Gracie Snuggle Time! Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

Heather and Grace prepping my special treat - they know I love lemon treats! Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2 @ 1/200 ISO 3200

Mikey Loaned "Grumpaw" his tie Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/125 ISO 3200

Joy & Love - the generations that sandwich me! Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

 

This is totally normal, right?  Mikey thinks so! Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

Whenever Grace feels the camera on her, she pulls one of these;) Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

Peek-a-boo ;) Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200

Almost falling over under the weight of toddlers! Photo info: NIKON D3 using the 35 mm | f/2.8 @ 1/160 ISO 3200