“That’s My Dad!” Photo Contest


Congratulations to the winner of Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s 24th annual That’s My Dad! photo contest!

PIRATE’S BOOTY — (L. to r.) Sons Madden, Mason and Miles treasure Sand Lake Hills dad Jeremy Bourst.

William Shakespeare once wrote, “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” When Southwest fathers are not busy being all-around superheroes for their families, they are busy becoming experts on their children. From favorite toys to secret sayings, good dads share a bond with their children like no other. And the fathers in Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s milestone 24th annual That’s My Dad! photo contest are no exception.

This annual photo album, dedicated to Southwest Orlando dads, is one way to say thanks for all the time spent on learning the ins and outs of fatherhood, and to show our local dads that they are loved and appreciated every day.

The staff of the Southwest Orlando Bulletin wishes a hearty happy Father’s Day to all Southwest dads!

CALL ME IRRESISTIBLE — Dr. Phillips dad Nicholas Kikuchi is smitten with daughter Rosemary.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON — Son Nolan follows the footsteps of Winter Garden dad Matthew Tercsak.

GO TEAM, GO!Silver Woods dad Paul Kelly has a ball with son Thomas.

GOT FISH?Stoneybrook West dad Eric Grahek has fallen for daughter Addison, hook, line and sinker.

WATER WONDERFUL WORLDStoneybrook West dad Justin Allen and sons Hudson (left) and Finley have a splashing good time.

THIS IS USSouth Bay dad Clay Kearney and Brookstone daughter Lauren Bocken will always be close.

HANGINOUTFoxcrest in Winter Garden dad Tony Rappa chills with son Luca.

DADDY MAKEOVER — Daughter Miah pampers Vizcaya dad Alkarim Dhanani.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME — Son Christian and daughter Elice hit a home run with Dr. Phillips dad Daniel Nimetz.

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT — Life is but a dream for Summerport dad Mark Berning and daughter Lauren.

BEARY SPECIALBay Lakes dad Ty Clerk and son Jaiden are sweeter than honey.

POOL PALSRegency Oaks at Stone Crest dad Chris Silveira, son Colby and daughter Brenna take a dip.

A FAMILY AFFAIRWinter Garden dad Brett Jack (back), holding son Case, and Wintermere Pointe dad Derek Jack, with daughter Peighton and son Grayson, embrace the joys of fatherhood.

LAZY DAYZOcoee dad ThomasScottWest III and (l. to r.) son Scotty, daughter Addison and son Cole take a break.

BABES & HARLEYSSouthwest dad Ryan Hughes cherishes the finer things in life, like daughter Ireland.

DATE DU JOURSummerport dad Charlie Marmolejo and daughter Madison make the most of every day.

LET THEM EAT CAKE! — Son Preston and daughter Dylan celebrate Avalon Reserve dad Brian Barber.

HELLLOO, SUNSHINE!South Bay dad Clay Kearney and Regency Oaks at Stonecrest daughter Jaime Silveira shine brightly.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLDBay Hill dad Scott Hampton is a strong support for son Mason.

CLOUD NINEWindermere Crossing dad Nadeem Shaikh and sons Danyel (left) and Adiyan reach new heights.

BLESSED IS HEBrookstone dad Adam Bocken gives thanks for son Zackary.

PILLAR OF STRENGTHDr. Phillips dad Tom Marcakis lifts up daughter Sophia and son Thomas.

SAY CHEESEDr. Phillips dad Brock Shields and son Sam capture the moment.

Special thanks to Nick’s Barbershop for sponsoring our 24th annual That’s My Dad! photo contest. ♥

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