Father and Daughter recreate wedding album in memory of Wife/Mother
Photographs are one of the most effective medium of communication. Photographs are capable of telling stories and touching hearts. They sometimes bring back the memories: the good ones and also not so good ones. Photographs can move you and make you smile or cry. They can force your emotions to run along.
Ben Nunery, 34, is proud father of a beautiful three year old daughter: Olivia. Ben’s wife Ali died in November 2011, after suffering from a rare form of lung cancer leaving Ben and Olivia behind. They had been happily married since 2009, but her sudden demise left a hole in Ben and Olivia’s life. Right before the marriage Ben and Ali took possession of a new home and moved into it one day before their wedding. Their wedding photo shoot took place in the same house by Ali’s sister Melanie Pace, a wedding photographer.
Two years after Ali’s death, Ben decided to recreate the memory of his wife before leaving the house from where their journey started as a couple. Ben asked Melanie to recreate some of the highlights of their marriage day in the same empty house. Melanie agreed and came out the classic recreation of Ben and Ali’s wedding day where the role of Ali has been played by little Olivia. These photographs are beautiful projections of past and have the potential to bring tears to anyone’s eyes.
Ben, Olivia and Melanie have succeeded in honoring the memory of Ali. Ben hopes that these images will become an important recollection of Ali in Olivia’s life and will remind them the good time that they spent together as a happy family. Ben’s novel attempt in fond memory of his loving wife has been praised by many and we would love to share some of those images with our readers.
Ben and Olivia in front of their Cincinnati House: From where it all started
Ben, Ali and Olivia during happier days
Ben and Olivia: Missing Wife/Mother
You can visit more of Melanie’s work on her Website Loft3 Photography.
all images © Melanie Tracy Pace / Loft3 Photography