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OCEANSIDE, Calif. – A military dad is getting a lot of attention after showing his softer side in a touching photo shoot with his daughter.

Keven Porter is a U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor. His wife, Lizette Porter of Oceanside, California, told ABC News that the shoot was a total surprise to her husband, who at first was a bit hesitant to partake.

“My husband had no idea what was going to happen until we showed up to the shoot,” said Lizette. “He was hesitant at first but after a little talking I was able to convince him. He would do anything for Ashley.”

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