A father’s love for their child can take many forms. He even wore a pink ballet tutu for an adorable photoshoot. Casey Fields and his 1-year-old daughter, Lyla, suited up in matching tutus to have professional portraits shot by Texas photographer Jenn Floyd. They wore the pink tulle skirts for the occasion, and Lyla wore a flower crown while her father accessorized with a snapback hat.
Fields manicured his daughter’s nails, drew in a Minnie Mouse coloring book, and gave her loving cuddles as the camera clicked away. He said: “I’ve never worn a tutu or done anything like that before. I was definitely willing to do it for Lyla, though.” But Floyd said it didn’t take long for Casey to embrace his new outfit. Fields added: “It’s kind of a manly man but it’s for my daughter. When she gets older it can be something we can laugh at and I can use it as ʙʟᴀᴄᴋᴍᴀɪʟ to embarrass her or something.”
Fields said the shoot was a pro bono project offered by Floyd, who wanted to photograph family members to build her portfolio. The adorable photos were shared on Facebook by the photographer, Jenn Floyd, and the post has now had 20,000 likes and a huge 53,000 shares. Fields said: “It ʙʟᴇᴡ ᴜᴘ within two days. I’ll do anything for my daughter. It’s ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ how fast she has grown. She’s just a funny child and I love her to ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ.”
According to photographer Jenn, Casey was a tad nervous about being in a tutu when the photoshoot started. Fortunately, he quickly got over it. “Casey was nervous at first because of the tutu, but he quickly loosened up and fell into his role as an involved father, which comes very naturally to him.”
Now the pictures, taken by photographer Jenn Floyd, are going viral and ᴡᴀʀᴍɪɴɢ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛs across the country. And Casey hopes it will show fellow dads that “it’s okay for a manly man to put on a tutu and play with his daughter.” According to the photographer everyone feels “fortunate,” because of all the nice responses they’ve received. “It was just a charming concept that we hoped would bring a smile to our friends’ faces; we had no clue it would send a grin to the entire country!”
Fields said she believes people have had such a strong response to the photos because they “love seeing moments between a dad and their daughter.” He added: “It’s for them, live in the moment and and cherish it and make memories. It’s okay for a manly-man to put on a tutu and play and interact with his daughter, it doesn’t make you less of a man. And if anybody thinks that about me, I really don’t care. I did it for Lyla.”