Senior pictures are something almost every high school student looks forward to, and for Kendel Divarco, it’s an experience she’ll truly never forget. The 18-year-old’s photos, taken by a local photographer, Lisa Campbell Schaas of PG Photography, were entered into a national contest ― and won. The prize? An all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for a photoshoot with professional photographers.
Not too long after, Kendel’s dad, Vince Divarco, found out his company was having a conference at the same Sin City hotel, the Green Valley Ranch Resort, and the self-confessed practical joker knew there was something he had to do.
With his wife Shelly behind the camera, Vince decided to recreate his daughter’s photos to hilarious effect.
“We had been thinking how funny it would be to recreate it,” Vince, 53, told The Huffington Post.
The photos were supposed to be an inside joke but after Kendel shared them on Twitter, they were retweeted over 4,000 times.
“We’re so serious in our everyday lives we just try to have a little fun sometimes,” he said. “We’re always pulling something like that. Maybe we’ve outdone ourselves. I don’t know what we’re going to do to top that.”
Luckily, Kendel was a good sport and wasn’t too embarrassed by her dad. She even went so far as to say her father did a better job than she did.
“When my parents sent me the pictures, I thought it was so funny. I was considering telling him he should start investing his time in modeling because he’s really good at it ― definitely better than I am!” Kendel told The Huffington Post in an email.
Seriously, Vince. We think you could have a second career.