my dad’s hat

My Dad’s Hat is an ongoing portrait series of my family wearing my dad’s hat. He loved this hat and wore it all the time. I miss seeing him in this hat. He was such a motivator and supporter to all of us and this is one of my tributes to him (along with my logo design). It’s amazing how many lives one person touches. This is a visual representation of his legacy.


This is me wearing My Dad’s Hat. I am my dad’s youngest (and, of course, favorite) child 🙂

This is my mom wearing My Dad’s Hat. She also wanted to wear the hat he used to mow the lawn in. Believe it or not, my mom, like most moms, HATES to have her portrait taken. The fact that she participated in this series is a real gift. My dad is her husband of over 60 years.


My brother, Joey, is my father’s namesake and doppelganger. Here he is wearing My Dad’s Hat AND his dog tags AND his watch while pretending to smoke because my dad smoked most of his life. My dad is his dad too.


This is my daughter, Mimi, wearing My Dad’s Hat. I am crazy about this beautiful girl and so was my dad. My dad is her grandfather.


Here is my son, Cam, wearing My Dad’s Hat. He looks a lot like my dad, and of course, I am crazy about him too. My dad is his grandfather.


This is my husband, Brad, wearing My Dad’s Hat, except in the middle image, he is wearing His Dad’s Hat and honoring his own Scottish heritage. My dad is his father in-law.


Here is my niece, Tiffany’s, daughter, Verena, joyfully wearing My Dad’s Hat. My dad is Verena’s GREAT grandfather.


My three sisters, Mimi (one of the many Mimi’s in my family), in the center, Julianna and Tia on the right. My dad is their dad too.

My nephew, Jordan, wearing My Dad’s Hat. Jordan is my dad’s first grandchild, therefore the first to call him “Daddy Joe”.  My dad is Jordan’s grandfather.


Josie on the left, Jen in the middle and Jane on the right, wearing My Dad’s Hat. My dad is Josie and Jane’s grandfather and Jen’s father in-law.

Emma, my cousin, twice removed (I think I got that right), wearing My Dad’s Hat. My dad is her great GREAT uncle.

Angie and Chris wearing My Dad’s Hat. Angie is my cousin, once removed and Chris, her husband. Angie bought my dad this hat! My dad is her great uncle.


My boys, Max and Finn, wearing My Dad’s Hat. My dad was a friend of theirs.


Here is my great niece, Adah, wearing my dad’s hat. Believe it or not, Adah was reluctant to have her picture taken but VERY quickly warmed up to the camera, as you can see. Adah is my dad’s GREAT granddaughter.


This is my great nephew, Judah, wearing my dad’s hat. This was only the second time I have met Judah and I totally fell in love. Judah is my dad’s GREAT grandson.

This is little Ruby, the youngest in my family, wearing my dad’s hat. Ruby is my dad’s GREAT granddaughter.

Sabina, my niece, wearing my dad’s hat. When I was studying photography in college, Sabina, then 3 years old, was my muse. Sabina is my dad’s granddaughter.