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Dad Creates Moving Memento To Late Wife – With Some Very Special Photographs…

When US dad Ben Nunery’s wife passed away, he found a unique way to keep her memory alive

Photos take on a whole new meaning when someone has passed away – and for one US dad, they’ve become a way of keeping his late wife’s memory alive for their daughter.

Ohio-based Ben Nunery, who lost his wife Ali to lung cancer in 2011, commissioned a set of photographs with his little three-year-old girl Olivia – the twist being that the pictures mirrored those taken on his wedding day.

Soon to move out of their family home, Ben wanted to make memories for Olivia of the happy times they’d all shared there.

Ali’s sister and photographer Melanie stepped up to take the sweet shots, which range from Olivia dancing on her dad’s toes to the two standing together by a window.

‘They were really good memories'

‘They were really good memories I cherish and want to remember,’ Ben told Today.com.

‘In a lot of ways, it felt like Ali was there, and doing that with Olivia I felt a closeness with both of them.’

'An example of healing'

‘People who don't know us personally but may have experience with losing a loved one can see that as an example of healing and life moving on.

‘It doesn't mean that we forget our loved ones, but find ways to remember them and keep that memory going.’

Images: Melanie Tracy Pace/Loft3 Photography

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