Dad Bods: recreating modern senior photos with dads as models

Dad Bods: recreating modern senior photos with dads as models

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One of the greatest joys in life as a father is the ability to embarrass our kids. Nothing makes us happier as dads then throwing out some completely irrelevant and perfectly timed dad joke. Or maybe it’s the joys of embarrassing our teen daughters while she’s hanging out with her friends, it’s the best time to bust a dance move, even if it’s in line at Chik-Fil-A.

Well for this special photo shoot we took it to the next level and had a few dads recreate some popular instagram photos. You know, those photos all the rage on Instagram right how. Why is there always a foot or a hand in the camera? Why are you laying down in the middle of the road? You’re going to get hit!

So off to Target we went. Because what are senior pictures without a trip to Target to pour cereal in your mouth and sit in a shopping cart you’re clearly too big for. Do it for the Gram! Scott Lancaster was the perfect “dad bod” for this photo shoot because the dude has no shame. Needless to say, you couldn’t stay inside Target long. Apparently they didn’t see the humor in a middle aged man walking around in a crop top asking to pour cereal out of their floors during their Saturday morning rush(we got kicked out). So we finished our photo shoot just outside the front doors.

Next up on the roster, is Rich Adams Jr. because you gotta have a huge Texas boy in short shorts with a cowboy hat and some knee highs, right? Thankfully we were able to find an empty field to do this photo shoot in. No fear of getting kicked out by the Target police named Hunter.

As soon as Bob Cole, our third “model” heard about this project, he couldn’t get into the camo crop top, yellow tight shorts and tennis knee high socks fast enough. Because he’s a, “You only live once” kinda guy and will do anything for a laugh. We had to kick a few innocent bystanders off of the tennis courts for this photo shoot. We asked them if they wanted to stay and watch, but they had a small child with them and they seemed more than a little confused as to what was about to happen. It was epic and awkward at the same time.

This brings us to our final, “dad bod”, Adam Skaggs. My long time high school buddy of over 20 years. This is the first time we’ve seen each other since high school. What better way to reconnect and catch up on old times than dress up in a wig, rainbow knee high socks, daisy duke cut off shorts and a crop top Adidas hoodie. Nothing screams the good ole days like a wardrobe like that. Especially if you’re Adam, where dressing up in a nude Alanis Morissette costume is not beneath you. Which he did for a play once. Anything for the Gram!

Lastly, if you were able to stomach these photos long enough to make it to this point and If you find these photos remotely funny or embarrassing, please make a dad bod happy and share it with them. Or if you have a real high school senior that actually needs their senior picture taken, please consider this lit middle aged dad bod senior portrait photographer. Their pictures are guaranteed to be pure fire!

About the Author

Abraham Farrar is a senior portrait and Headshot photographer from Oklahoma City. You can find his work on website and follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. This article was also published here and shared with permission.

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