The Important Role of Dad in Daughter’s Lives

Capturing the memory that is cherished a lifetime for daughters. It was a great Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night held at the Memphis Zoo on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm ƒ/4, ISO 1250, ƒ/4, 1/10 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT]

A father’s influence on a daughter’s self-image. A dad’s involvement in his daughter’s life is a crucial ingredient in the development of a young woman’s self-esteem. … Direct involvement and encouragement by her father will help diminish a girl’s insecurity and increase her confidence in her own abilities.

My favorite type of photos are where there is an emotional connection. Last night I was able to capture a lot of moments of dads and daughters enjoying the Memphis Zoo for a Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night.

By putting my flash off camera for some of the photos I was able to improve the light on the faces of the people to capture those expressions and then drag the shutter to pickup the background to add to the atmosphere.

Dad and daughters bust a move dancing together. It was a great Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night held at the Memphis Zoo on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm ƒ/4, ISO 1250, ƒ/4, 1/8 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT]
The dads and daughters enjoyed dancing together.

Many of the daddy and daugthers enjoyed a carousel ride during the Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night held at the Memphis Zoo on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Nikkor 14-24mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 3200, ƒ/2.8, 1/30 – Godox V860IIN]
They enjoyed a Carousel Ride as well.

The Important Role of Dad. While almost any man can father a child, there is so much more to the important role of being dad in a child’s life.

Many of the daddy and daugthers enjoyed a carousel ride during the Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night held at the Memphis Zoo on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Nikkor 14-24mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 1600, ƒ/6.3, 1/3 – Godox V860IIN]
I watched as dads did everything they could to be sure their daughters were having a wonderful time.

Some of the dad and daughters took in ice skating. It was a great Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night held at the Memphis Zoo on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm ƒ/4, ISO 6400, ƒ/9, 1/160 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT]
Now not all were as brave or maybe good on ice skates as this dad. However many did also take in the ice rink as well.

Dads and their daughters take the tram around the Memphis zoon for the Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Sigma 24-105mm ƒ/4, ISO 8000, ƒ/6.3, 1/20 – Godox V860IIN + Godox X1NT]
To walk the zoo could take a long time the zoo had their trams running to take everyone around the zoo cutting down on those long walks.

This girl loved her time with the Breakfast cow. It was a great Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night held at the Memphis Zoo on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Nikkor 14-24mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 3200, ƒ/2.8, 1/20 – Godox V860IIN]
There were the Cow Celebrities running around as well as the princess for the kids to enjoy being photographed with and to give hugs.

This dad and daughter enjoyed meeting Cinderella at the Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night held at the Memphis Zoo on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Nikkor 14-24mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 3200, ƒ/2.8, 1/20 – Godox V860IIN]
While I would have preferred to shoot everything with available light the problem was that I found the people silhouetted by the lights of the events behind them. The flash also made them the most important part of the photo.

A good father makes all the difference in a child’s life. He’s a pillar of strength, support and discipline. His work is endless and, oftentimes, thankless.

This dad was loving dancing with his daughter at the Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night held at the Memphis Zoo on November 16, 2017. [Nikon D5, Nikkor 14-24mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 1600, ƒ/2.8, 1/8 – Godox V860IIN]

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