Nate Gunn is a producer/director from Salt Lake City.
Dad to Remy and Husband to Tayler. Born and raised in Southern California. Grew up spending most of my time surfing, camping, filming, picture taking, enjoying the outdoors.
Currently my family and I live in a little home near the foot of the mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah. I have a production company working as a commercial producer/director. My wife and I have a couple fun ventures and own a baby wearing Co called WildBird.
Every father has his story. This is a small glimpse into Nate's.
1. Sometimes, the connection to fatherhood is not immediate. Was it for you? And if not, was there a moment that you really felt, "Woah. I'm a dad."
I think what I was feeling is really an unspoken topic. I'd say a lot of new Dads feel the same. When Tayler was pregnant I didn't feel a super strong connection to Remy. I was beyond excited, nervous and I had this idea in my head of what life was going to be like, but I for sure didn't feel that same amount of love that Tayler was feeling. Women are so much more connected with their unborn babies in a physical way.I think there was a few moments right after Remy was born but I had that real "Woah. I'm a dad" moment like 2 days after Remy had arrived. We had just got home from the hospital that day and Tay was tired and so I had Remy on my chest and he was sleeping. Out of nowhere I just felt this overwhelming sense of love and I seriously broke down. We started laughing because it was so random but in that moment, being home, it just all became so real and I had never really been happier.
I'm excited to surf with my boys. We were 4 brothers growing up and cruising down to Mexico or wherever and surfing with my Dad are for sure some of my favorite memories.
I hope to influence a tradition of hard work and living a life doing things they're truly passionate about.
purpose and meaning.