The lucky photographer said these memories would be cherished for generations to come
A little girl who turned 8 on July 10 had the time of her life and memories that will be forever cherished when she and her father had a mermaid photoshoot together. As the adage goes: a picture says a thousand words, and these certainly did. The duo sported pink and purple mermaid outfits as they had a whale of a time doing so, according to News Lagoon.
American photographer Desirae Deal captured these priceless images of the father-daughter duo posing by a picturesque river as they gleefully splashed their fins. According to KidSpot, the photographer went on to share the pictures on her Facebook page where they quickly garnered 21K reactions and a massive132K shares in barely two days. She captioned the happy post by writing: I had the honor of doing a mermaid session for this sweet girl's 8th birthday, and all she wanted was for her Dad to join in on the fun. Let me tell you he did NOT disappoint! The laughs, the joy, and the memories they created were the absolute best gift he could've gave her. I have no doubt that this story, this priceless memory, will be talked about and cherished for generations to come. Take the pictures. Play with them every chance you get, for they are only little for so long.
“I began my journey with photography after my first son died at 3 months old. I was sadly left with very few images of him. As a result, I became obsessed with photographing my 3 children. I studied graphic design at Arkansas Tech University and used that knowledge to further my editing skills,” Desirae wrote on her website. Desirae is a professional photographer in the Lamar, Arkansas, area and is married to her best friend. She has 4 amazing children of her own, so it’s no wonder she handled the photo shoot so well. Her main area of focus is in creative children portraits and fine art photography. "My style is fun and vibrant, but the real magic is in the memories. I strive to capture more than just an image. My goal is to provide an experience and memory that will last your family a lifetime."
Facebook user Lorine Price said: "If a man is not worried about his manliness, he would be more then happy to play dress up with his daughter. Not all men are like this but are still very good fathers." Valerie Kelly added: "I showed this to my 4year old daughter. She ran off and asked her dad to do this with her... I’m sure I will be getting a look here soon." Patty Neuman noted: "what perfect memory for her and him to remember! All dads should make wonderful memories with their children so they know what to expect from their spouse and how to act towards their children."
Desirae is overwhelmed by the response she got for her photoshoot. She said that she plans to take her mermaid photography shoots across the country as many daddy-daughter duos wanting to be involved in it as well. So get your dad bod out and have some fun, fathers!