When people hear the term “pet parent,” they might automatically think of cat ladies. However, it’s not just women who adore their pets. Men do, too. To showcase the men who love their dogs — and to honor all the fathers out there — photographer Chantal Adair captured dog dads and their dog kids in a new photo series.
Adair, known as The Dog Styler, started photographing dogs last September, she told Petcha.com. It was something new that she had the courage to try, and now clients are flying the New York-based photographer out to Europe for photo shoots with dogs. Adair describes the experience as “a dream come true.”
And it’s a dream with a little fun wrapped up in it, with the dogs pictured dressed up in clothes.
“I started photographing dogs in clothes as a playful take on the fashion world, which is where my background has been in —first as a model, then as a photographer,” she told Petcha.
And thankfully, lots of the photos are on Instagram (@thedogsyler).
Her latest series, created for Father’s Day, is a follow-up to the Mother’s Day series she did previously. Each concept was developed between Adair and the dog owner (yes, all of the dog dads are the actual owners), with inspiration garnered from movies and pop culture, she told us. Plus there’s a little comedy thrown in for good measure.
“I took theses photos because I enjoy making people laugh and the juxtaposition of dogs in human clothes strikes a chord in people that explores our evolutionary bond with these wonderful animals,” Adair said.
The dog and dad lookalike aspect of the photos was also purposeful, for a laugh.
“I’m such a fan of comedy and making each photo stand out was my mission,” she said.
And each photo definitely stands out. Take a look:
1. Father’s Day Brunch
Zelda and Steven Rojas are island living this Sunday.
2. The Best Father’s Day Hairstyles
Allan Monteron and Agador are getting ready for their day together. That hair!
3. Father’s Day Drinks
Andre and Oscar are making Father’s Day the perfect happy hour.
4. Football Father’s Day
Brandon Gorge and Hank might just have money riding on the game. Or popcorn.
5. Working On Father’s Day
Brian Zaslow, Bodie and Rylee make the best co-workers.
6. The Father’s Day Chefs
David Ouriel and Ralphie might be cooking up a tasty treat.
7. A Father’s Day Dinner
Spaghetti and meatballs are the favorite of Gil Adler, Charlie and Sawyer.
8. Father’s Day Drive
9. An Intellectual Father’s Day
Jason Cole and Minnie are total smartypants… who enjoy a good beer.
10. Father’s Day Selfie
Joey Teixeira and Mervin capture this Father’s Day moment.
11. Father’s Day Adorableness
This trio – Mark Schermers, Ringo and Emma – are too cute for words.
12. Father’s Day In The Park
Matt Hagel and Montgomery are enjoying the great outdoors.
13. Father’s Day Breakfast
Maurice Singer and Quincy start Father’s Day with croissants and coffee. And suits.
14. Father’s Day Workout
Michael Keeney and Jack stay fit on Father’s Day.
15. Father’s Day Ice Cream Break
Robert Susi and Leo cool off with an ice cream cone.
16. Fancy Father’s Day Suits
Topher Brophy and Rosenberg make Father’s Day a dapper affair.
17. Father’s Day Family Photo
This photo of Vijay, Hector and Koki is one for the mantelpiece.