Father's Day 2020: Living through the Pandemic in Calgary
Jul 6, 2020 | By: Documentary Family Photographer, Alison Lapczuk
THE PERFECT DAY
The forecast was calling for thunderstorms all day, so I cancelled our plans for a picnic down at Prince's Island Park. So, it was quite a surprise when Father's Day turned out to be hot and sunny, hardly a cloud in the sky! We put the sprinkler on in the morning and even I was jumping through and giggling like a little kid. Our 5-year old neighbour, Archie turned to Sam (both of them soaked and smiling) and said "This is the best day of my life with you, Sam". It was adorable!
We have two close neighbours who have become our extended bubble, since our kids play all day together outdoors. It was with those two families that we had an impromptu baseball game. I don't think I've played baseball since I was 11 years old. It was SO MUCH FUN. Especially watching our kids and the joy on their faces.
I always want to remember this and I'm so happy that I took the time to photograph it, so that my kids will remember it, too. Because the memories we keep the most are the ones that we have pictures of - those pictures prompt stories that are told and re-told as we grow up.
What are your strongest childhood memories? Do you have pictures of it?
Alison Lapczuk is a documentary family photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. Her specialty is finished artwork created through photojournalistic photography of families, children, babies and dogs.