The uprising of the modern day father - 5 men and their packs

River bennett ( Photographer River Bennett)

 We thought we would get a few super cool Dads together this Father's Day and see what they have to say about life as a father as they pave new ways in the creative industry.

 

CASEY SCOTT Father of Blue and Wolfie // Property Developer and owner of Sydney cafe The Tuckshop

Growing up I used to think... my sister's best friend was hot. 

But now I know... why I married her. 

When I was a teenager I was... obsessed with skating. 

When I found out I was going to be a dad I... was numb with shock and excitement. 

My father always told me... renovate - renovate -renovate - not sure what else but he is a bloody legend.

 I feel like a good Dad when... my kids run to me when I get home. 

I'm currently obsessed with... New York City. 

I never thought I would... own a cafe. 

Being a Property Developer and Cafe Owner is... truly my dream come true and to do it with friends and family even better. 

My work rituals are... turning up. 

Career highlight of 2015... doing one last renovation with my parents #kingsofrenos. 

I know I'm home when... my wife says, "What are you cooking for dinner?"

My idea of fun is... cooking up a feast all day with friends and family around, going well into the night.

 If I wasn't a Property Developer and Cafe Owner I would be... a chef for sure. 

Being a Dad is... without a doubt the greatest thing I will ever be. 

Life is too short to... not laugh at yourself. 

Life is better with... friends - family - church - food -beer. 

Sleep is... a waste of time. 

Last movie I cried in... if I'm being honest, it was "The Long Ride Home" on way home from NYC. My excuse is the wine, the jetlag or just going home. 

Most mornings my mood is... tired - I don't sleep much. That's why I love coffee. 

My favourite part of the day is... seeing my boys 

I love it when my wife says... same answer every man would write. 

I work hard because... I love my job and want to make my family proud of me. 

Biggest daddy failure so far... without a doubt is putting my son Blue on my shoulder and dropping him straight in his head and then spending a night in hospital. 

want my boys to always remember... to laugh a lot.

For more on Casey head to:

tuckshopcoffee.com // @tuckshopcoffee // @casey_scott

 

ISAAC ADELEFather to Samuel // Entrepreneur and business owner (Clothing apparel, Friday Social Club and Optus store at Woy Woy) 

Growing up I used to think... Ja Rule was a good rapper. 

But now I know... he's not. 

When I was a teenager I was... a roller skate instructor 

When I found out I was going to be a dad I... looked at the positive stick before Caity did. Yewww!!! I was pumped and wanted to tell the world!  

My father always told me... “Take the opportunity of a lifetime within the lifetime of the opportunity.” 

I feel like a good dad when... I remember to pull the wings out on Sam's nappy.

I'm currently obsessed with... wakeboarding, snowboarding, anything with a board.  

I never thought I would... have such a hot wife.  

Being a Business Owner and Entrepreneur is... worth the risk.  

My work rituals are... coffee, phone calls, emails, phone calls, plan what business I can start next.  

Career highlight of 2015... taking out "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" in our local area. 

I know I'm home when... My phone stops ringing  

My idea of fun is... wakeboarding or being in the ocean. 

If I wasn't a business owner I would be... Federal Police Officer.  

Being a dad is... my greatest achievement. 

Life is too short to... work for someone else.  

Life is better with... my wife and son. 

Sleep is like... what's sleep ? 

Last movie I cried in... "The Longest Ride" haha. 

Most mornings my mood is... good. I start everyday early.  

My favourite part of the day is... the morning. It's a new day with new opportunities.  

I love it when my wife says... "I'm proud of you."  

I work hard because... I want to give my family the best life possible and help others achieve their best.

 Biggest daddy failure so far... buying girl's nappies and thinking they would work. Oops.

 I want my son to always remember... wakeboarding is the only sport to be done behind a boat. 

For more on Isaac head to:

Fridaysocialclub.com // @fridaysocialclub // @isaacadele 

 

JD Father to Indie and Sailor // Band member of Hillsong United

Growing up I used to think... singing was for girls! 

But now I know... it's not! 

When I was a teenager I was... insecure (still am!) 

When I found out I was going to be a dad I... yelled out loud with excitement!! 

My father always told me... "Everything is going to be fine."

I feel like a good dad when... when my girl's say "I love you". 

I'm currently obsessed with... sport.

I never thought I would... tour the world.  

Travelling the globe in a band is... a dream.  

My packing rituals are... delay packing. 

Career highlight of 2015... conceiving a SON!! 

I know I'm home when... I wipe my daughter's butt. 

My idea of fun is... being with family... watching sport.

If I wasn't in a band I would be... working at a church (which I do anyway!)

Being a dad is... the greatest honor, joy and responsibility! 

Life is too short to... regret anything. 

Life is better with... Family. 

Sleep is like... the best. 

Last movie I cried in... "Southpaw" (I cried the whole time). 

Most mornings my mood is... NEED COFFEE.

My favourite part of the day is... when the girls come into bed in the morning for cuddles!

 I love it when my wife says... I'm glad I married you! 

I work hard because... I always want to be better! 

Biggest daddy failure so far... expecting too much too soon.

I want my girls to always remember... I love them. I will always love them... AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE THAT!!

For more on JD head to:

hillsong.com/united/ // @hillsongunited // @jdougy

 

NATHAN WHITEFather to Selah and Oak // Furniture Designer and Craftsman and Business Owner of MrandMrsWhite

Growing up I used to think... I didn't think much growing up, I just did!  

But now I know... sometimes I should think before I do... sometimes!  

When I was a teenager I was... awesome...well that's what I thought. Ha. 

When I found out I was going to be a dad I...  got a little bit excited, then scared, then excited again. 

My father always told me... there's room for improvement (mostly related to my school exams). 

I feel like a good dad when... I make my girls laugh! 

I'm currently obsessed with.... shoes. 

I never thought I would.... have 2 daughters. 

Being a Furniture Designer and Craftsman is... rewarding. 

My work rituals are... every morning starts with a double shot mocha. 

Career highlight of 2015... too many highlights in 2015 to choose!  

I know I'm home when... I see my girl's big smiley faces. 

My idea of fun is... big crazy family dinners.  

If I wasn't a Furniture Designer/Craftsman and Business Owner  I would be... a pro surfer.  

Being a dad is... an adventure. 

Life is too short to... worry. 

Life is better with... family. 

Sleep is... overrated. 

Last movie I cried in... I don't cry. 

Most mornings my mood is... going through the motions!  

My favourite part of the day is... dusk & dawn. 

I love it when my wife says... "Your arms are looking big". 

I work hard because... I love what I do. 

Biggest daddy failure so far ... spilling hot coffee on Selah at the age 11 months. 

I want my girls to always remember... they can be anything they put their minds to! 

For more on Nathan head to:

Mrandmrswhite.net  // @mrandmrswhite_  // @mrnwhite

 

SAMUEL TAYLORFather of three // Professional Barista

Growing up I used to think... I'd play cricket for Australia.

But now I know... there was only one Taylor worthy in the 90's. 

When I was a teenager I was... listening to gangster rap (not much has changed). 

When I found out I was going to be a dad I... I was overcome with pure happiness. 

My father always told me... to be good to my mum.

 I feel like a good dad when... I make my kids smile. 

I'm currently obsessed with... flight facilities. 

I never thought I would... an artist.  

Being a Professional Barista is... exciting, challenging and mind-boggling. 

My coffee making rituals are... piccolo, espresso then filter coffee. 

Career highlight of 2015... winning my first major Latte Art Competition. 

I know I'm home when... I hear frantic feet running to the door. 

My idea of fun is... baking. 

If I wasn't a professional barista I would be... a teacher .

Being a dad is... the ultimate job. 

Life is too short to... drink bad coffee. 

Life is better with... coffee. 

Sleep is like... a friend that you can never spend enough time with.

Last movie I cried in... too many to choose from... I'm a softy. 

Most mornings my mood is... in need of a caffeine boost. 

My favourite part of the day is... arriving home to my family. 

I love it when my wife says... she appreciates something I did.

 I work hard because... my grandfather taught me to. 

Biggest daddy failure so far... taking my daughter to a church in stockings that I thought were leggings.  

I want my kids to always remember ... the values that our family stands for.

For more on Sam Taylor head to:

@coffeebybaronsam