Expect snot. Expect a tear duct overload…. Introducing Ben and Olivia.

Ben Nunery and his young daughter Olivia have published a gripping and beautiful series of images in which they bid farewell to their home and to their wife and mother Ali, who died of cancer in 2011 at 31 years of age (R.I.P.).

Ben and Ali were married in 2009.

Because they had just purchased their new home, they decided to take their wedding photos in the home that was to be their future.

After Ali passed just 2 ½ years later, however, Ben and Olivia had to move into a new home together.

To say goodbye, Ali’s sister Melanie Tracy Pace joined them for one more photoshoot in the home where Ben and Ali had their wedding day photos and where they had lived together.

The resulting images, some of which even shadow the original wedding-day photos, are a touching and beautiful farewell to Ali and to their old home.

When he wrote about the experience, Ben said, “Many people have asked me how I felt while doing that photo session. What I want them to know is that this isn’t a story about grief and loss and hurt.

Yes, I’ve gone through those emotions and still do but that’s not what I want people to see in these photos. This is a story about love.”

Check out the photos below, along with some more specific information about Ben, Olivia and Ali’s story.

Ben Nunery and his young daughter Olivia recreated these special photos from Ben and Ali’s wedding day to say goodbye to Ali, who passed away from cancer, and to remember the good times.


On the left, a photo of Ben and Ali taken by Ali’s sister Melanie in 2009. On the right, Ben and his daughter Olivia standing together in the same doorway in December 2013


Hopefully, Melanie’s photos will help Olivia remember her mother and the home where she began her life



Grab a cup of tea, or a large glass of wine depending on what is permitted at your office before 09h00, and a huge box of tissues.  Alternatively use your sleeve.

Have you ever?  No!!  {sob, stupid sob, sniff}

Read more in the article on TODAY NEWS.

You can also stalk Ben on his Facebook Page.

Check out the original post here – where Melanie posted the images.