Marine Daddy Shows Up For Photo Shoot, Not Knowing Mom Has Surprise Up Her Sleeve
Cailyn Finkel 4/24/2017
Drill sergeants are known for their tough demeanor and loud voices - not so much for their lovable "Dad" persona. But one Marine is the perfect combination of the two and his name is Kevin Porter!
Not only is Kevin a dedicated father, but he's one of the best drill sergeants in California.
Life as a military family is tough, but the Porters know that it's all worth it. Despite his busy schedule, Kevin still makes time for his wife Lizette (Lizz) and their two adorable children.
That's why when Lizz scheduled a precious daddy-daughter photo shoot, Kevin happily agreed. Little did he know his loving wife had something fun up her sleeve....
Instead of the traditional photo shoot, Lizz spoke to the photographer and planned a special outdoor tea party that was fit for a princess (and her tough father).
She spoke to ABC News about how Kevin reacted to the tea party.
"My husband had no idea what was going to happen until we showed up to the shoot. He was hesitant at first but after a little talking I was able to convince him. He would do anything for Ashley."
Kevin slapped a big smile on his face and walked into the photo shoot ready to make his daughter happy!
As a member of the United States Marine Corps., Kevin is used to putting on a tough-guy act. Lizz explained that playing with a tea party set forced her husband out of his comfort zone.
"He was kind of embarrassed, but then my daughter had seen the whole set up and was so excited. He couldn't say no."
The pictures Kyndal Rose was able to capture were the perfect depiction of a serviceman's soft side!
Four-year-old Ashley was thrilled to spend time with her Daddy, especially since it was having fun at a tea party!
Lizz told ABC News that this was her daughter's dream come true.
"She doesn't get to see him much due to work, deployment, and most recently his job as a drill instructor.
Any time they can get together she is sure to take advantage of....
I got emotional watching them just be themselves and see how much she loves her daddy.""
Thankfully they'll have these heart-melting pictures to look back on for years to come. It's clear Ashley really does have Dad wrapped around her finger!
See more images from the photo shoot here!
Even though Kevin has to spend a lot of time getting our Marines ready for the battlefield, he still knows that family comes first!
Sources: ABC News, Facebook/Kyndal Rose Photography / FB Image Credit: Facebook/Kyndal Rose Photography