Tim Riddick Photography

Washington DC - Orlando - New York

Tim Riddick Photography is a fine art film wedding photography studio based in the metro Washington DC area. As a wedding photographer with a photojournalism degree allows for Tim Riddick to capture moments organically as they happen. Tim Riddick serves the area Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

Morning goodbyes

On Wednesdays, I take Noah to preschool and Grey stays home because his preschool days are Tuesday and Thursday. It doesn't prevent him from wanting to get dressed and wanting to put his backpack on. He does this just so he can stand out on the front porch, wave goodbye to Noah and to tell him that he loves him. It melts me everytime.

I don't want anyone to think that my kids are perfect and that they are always like this with each other. They are not. I do find parenting to be extremely difficult at times. It is a constant feeling of not knowing if what you are trying to instill in them is actually working. Moments like these are the things that tell me that we are at least making some headway.

My wife, who does a lot of the heavy lifting, has been working to make sure that when they are fighting that they stop and hug each other. She told me the other day, when I witnessed the hugging, it was to remind them that they are brothers. I could not agree more. I have a pretty awesome wife and a great partner in this thing called parenting. 

Shot on an Iphone 7 plus and edited with the Madtin Labs app on my phone.  

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The Life We Built.

Kari,

Happy birthday sweetheart, it seems pretty crazy that we have been at this for so long. When I tell people how we met they have the tendency to laugh. I was singing Ricky Martin "She Bangs" at the bread station inside of the Cheesecake Factory when you walked up to me and told me "no one sings Ricky Martin". Little did you know that 10 years later you would be spending your life with that guy who was erroneously singing his heart out while cutting bread for a guest. It was that day that I feel in love with you. Sure, we have had our ups and downs and times and the times where we questioned what the hell we are doing. It has not been easy. I also think anything worth having means you have to put a lot of hard work into it. I can not imagine life without you. I mean, who else is going to take care of our wild bunch because we both know you are the better parent. Your patience with our three boys astounds me every day. I know you think I am not watching but I am. You make sure that they get enough vegetables, that there socks match (most of the times), you carry the heavy load because I am often gone at night pursuing my passions.  You always read books, sing songs and tell them I love you at bedtime. I am in awe of you every day. There comes a time in ones life when words are not enough to describe a feeling. I am going to attempt to describe it visually through the life we built. 

I love you and I am so happy I stole the line from Good Will Hunting and I left Florida because "I had to see about a girl"

ever yours and happy birthday.

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The Life We Built.

Dad Life

Takes four days to get to like me

But two to wanna leave

But the part that really gets me

Are all the moments in between
Fuji Xt2 Rokinon 12mm 

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Women = Men

Gender equality is ingrained at a very young age. We teach our kids that women are lesser than men. It is subtle, like in the wording on clothing. "Tough like Daddy" "Mommy's little helper". It's almost like women are not able to do things on their own. They are, but we rarely, if ever see something like "Strong Like Mommy" or "Tough like Mommy" on clothing for boys. It's also why the majority of boys clothes are blue and black and girls clothes are pink and yellow. Who says a boy can't like sparkles or the color pink? Who says girls can't play with dump trucks and hot wheels?  My wife is the toughest and strongest person I know. So, why shouldn't my 3 boys realize that?

My wife isn't physically stronger than me but we don't acknowledge that strong doesn't always have to mean physical strength. It's just rare that we as a society acknowledge that women are strong. Especially, when it comes to children. Women are thought to be care givers and men as workers. Gender roles are seen everywhere. Teaching young boys that women are strong and independent of men, I think is a good thing.

I find my wife to be amazing and she is also my rock. My wife and I want to raise boys that are respectful to women. It starts with teaching them young and boy are we up for the challenge.

Trying to break the barrier of perception of gender rolls is extremely important. 

 

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