Dad who videotapes daughter during ‘epic’ selfie sessions gets 15 minutes of fame

YouTube video of daughter's selfie session catches eye of ABC's 'Good Morning America'

By Tyler Ragghianti
Posted on Aug 29, 2014 - 9:35am

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Daddyhood.net)  
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Dad videotaping daughter during epic selfie session makes news on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’

It apparently doesn’t take much these days to get your 15 minutes.

In the case of Rob Beckham, a 41 year dad from Cincinnati, Ohio, all he did was take out his phone and videotape his daughter Skylar, 13, as she was in the midst of an epic selfie photography session.

But that was enough…

Dad posted the video on YouTube and Facebook, with this message:

“A dad noticed a lot of movement in his rear view mirror and realized his daughter was in the midst of an epic photo shoot of her own creation. After watching and laughing for a minute or so, he realized he needed to capture this for posterity. It will definitely put a smile on your face!”

It didn’t take long for the video to go viral and reach one million views on YouTube.

Producers from ABC’s Good Morning America took notice too and did a story on it for their top-rated morning show… reaching many more millions of viewers.

Beckham said the whole thing was unscripted and unplanned.

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Rob Beckham, Ohio dad who videotaped daughter’s epic selfie session, appears on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’

“I looked in the rear-view mirror and she’s just taking an epic selfie session,” Beckham told GMA. “I laughed for about a minute just watching her because she’s totally enveloped in the whole thing.”

In case you’re wondering, Skylar is not mad at her dad. But she says she did learn a lesson.

“If you’re trying to take embarrassing pictures, try to make sure your parents aren’t recording because this might happen to you,” said Skylar.

Unless of course you want your 15 minutes, then maybe not so much.

That YouTube video is now at 4 million views and rising!


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A passion for sports led Tyler Ragghianti to brief stints with Fox Sports Florida and Bright House Sports Network. After spending two spring trainings filming with the New York Yankees, Tyler decided to step away from the camera and begin a career with Selig Multimedia, Inc. Tyler graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism. He spends his personal time creating memories with his wife and passing along his enthusiasm for sports to their son.