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Two Years After Losing His Wife To Cancer, A Man Re-Created His Wedding Photos With Their Young Daughter

Posted by on Dec. 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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Melanie Tracy Pace / Loft3 Photography

Ben Nunery’s wife Ali died in 2011 after a battle with a rare form of lung cancer. Two years later, Ben and their daughter Olivia decided to move out of the house that he and Ali moved into the day before their wedding. With everything packed up, the house was empty, just like it was on the day they shot their wedding photos. So Ben enlisted Ali’s sister, photographer Melanie Pace, who shot their original set of wedding photos, to shoot a set of new ones.

Melanie Tracy Pace / Loft3 Photography
Melanie Tracy Pace / Loft3 Photography
Melanie Tracy Pace / Loft3 Photography
Melanie Tracy Pace / Loft3 Photography
Melanie Tracy Pace / Loft3 Photography

Melanie wrote about taking the new set of photos for Ben and Olivia on her blog:


He asked me to take pictures of him and Olivia in their empty house just like we did on the day he married Ali, 4.5yrs ago. That’s right, the time has come for Olivia to have a yard to play in, a bigger house where her toys can have a dedicated place of their own and home in a good school district. On Friday Ben handed over the keys and drove away from the house that holds so many unforgettable memories. The place where you can literally feel my sister’s presence the second you step in the door. Heck, she poured herself into making that place their home and every inch of it was perfection, who am I kidding?

by on Dec. 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Dec. 19, 2013 at 6:40 PM

How precious

silverthreads
by on Dec. 19, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Those photos could not be more special. 

goddess99
by Michelle on Dec. 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Beautiful

ermka
by Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 2:56 AM
Beautiful..
butterfly227
by Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 5:43 AM

Beautiful, sweet and kind of sad.

CrossStitchMum
by Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 5:47 AM
Beautiful!
Purplepanda170
by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 7:45 AM

I think this is beautiful! 

delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM

nice pictures....

Janet
by Ruby Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Beautiful!

celestegood
by Gold Member on Dec. 21, 2013 at 12:47 AM
I have seen this before, and they made me cry! So beautiful.
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