Dad Takes Hilarious Photos of Baby Doing Manly Things

Parenthood is a serious and often scary responsibility, especially if the baby is born prematurely. Ryan, Mat Mac’s baby, was born 9 weeks ahead of schedule. Weighing just three pounds, he spent the first weeks of his life in a neonatal intensive care unit. Throughout that time, his parents were confident that he’d be home in no time and called him “advanced” rather than “premature.” This is what inspired the creative photos!

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Dad Takes Hilarious Photos of Baby Doing Manly Things

Cutting Trees & Playing Poker

Don’t worry! The baby isn’t actually holding an axe or heavy dumbbells. Mat Mac, Ryan’s father, set up the scene for each photo, taking the time to put all the props in their place. Once that was done, either he or his wife would hold the baby in the right position while the other takes the photos. With some innovative photoshop work, Mat Mac added props and removed the adult from the image, resulting in hilarity, such as this poker photo with Elmo and Cookie Monster!

baby playing poker
Dad Takes Hilarious Photos of Baby Doing Manly Things

Gym Photos

It’s never too soon to start working out, right? One of the photographs features baby Ryan at the gym. His adorable facial expression makes the scene look all the more realistic! Of course, the baby was perfectly safe during the making of the picture and the heavy gym equipment was photoshopped in. But the results are definitely amazing. Mat Mac shared that every scene took around 20 minutes to set up. Just imagine baby Ryan one day, all grown up and admiring these photos of his early days!

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Dad Takes Hilarious Photos of Baby Doing Manly Things

This happy family shared these creative photographs with the online world to show Ryan’s story and the positive outlook the family managed to keep through a difficult situation. Although baby Ryan had a difficult start, he now has a lifetime of adventures ahead of him, just like this heartwarming series depicts. It’s a message to all to remain brave and positive through hardships and always look for the silver lining.