family portrait

Today we raced the clouds and impending rain to do our first real family photo shoot with a professional photographer since The Button made us a family of four almost three years ago. Our friend Patrick Ang (a.k.a. The Other Asian SAHD in Bakersfield) met us downtown, not far from where we live, for an urban shoot in the alleys and side streets of the nascent arts district, just down the street from my old place of employment.

It was a lot of fun, though I don’t know much fun the processing part is for Patrick since he took a hell of a lot of photos to go through because The Button, shall we say, prefers to be in motion. Dude works fast though—a couple hours later, and he already had a preview set up for us to look at, including the gorgeous shot above.

A nice way to start the weekend. Next, Rad Dad rocks LA at our old neighborhood bookstore, Los Feliz’ awesome indie Skylight Books, with me, editor Tomás Moniz, and special guests children’s author Lisa Yee and kindie musician Mista Cookie Jar. Starts at five p.m. on Saturday, November 12, and is totally family-friendly. See you there!





About Jason Sperber

Jason Sperber is a stay-at-home-dad of 2 daughters, a writer, and a professional ice cream taster in Bakersfield, California. Once upon a time, he was an OG dadblogger at daddy in a strange land and co-founded Rice Daddies, the seminal group blog by Asian American dads. He is a co-founding writer of, and is the resident hapa Trekkie at, The Nerds Of Color. Follow him on Twitter at @dad_strangeland and on Instagram at @jasonsperber.
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2 Responses to family portrait

  1. superha says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photos of you four by Patrick!

  2. Kimberli says:

    Jason, What a striking portrait. I love the backdrop and everyone is so happy! Very nice. Thanks.

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