Tragically, Ben Nunery lost his wife at the young age of just 31 years old. Ali passed away in 2011 from lung cancer. Nonetheless, Ben had to remain strong, as the couple had a one-year-old daughter together, named Olivia. Ben and Ali purchased their home before their wedding as a place to fix up and share together. Years later, Ben and Olivia are now leaving the home they once shared with Olivia’s mother and Ben’s wife. Just before they left the home, though, the father and daughter chose to do something incredible.
Ben and Olivia took this time to recreate the wedding photos Ben and Ali took together.
Their wedding photos were taken in their new home, as the couple was excited to start their lives with one another.
They were brimming with love and happiness.
Thankfully, their loving family will live on through Ben and Olivia.
It took Olivia and Ben long enough to say goodbye to their mother and wife.
Thankfully, now they have these precious photos to share.
This should offer some closure as they bid Ali farewell again.
Yet, Ben and Olivia know she is always watching over both of them.
Ben spoke about how difficult the final session of photos in his home was:
"...this time I would have a different partner, although one just as beautiful. It was fun and strange and sad and comforting and just about every other emotion you can think of. And, it wasn’t until I drove away that the significance of what we had just done hit me like a ton of bricks. These would be the last memories in that house."
These gorgeous photographs depict love and loss with such depth and sensitivity.