Mom's memory lives on through daddy-daughter photos

Ben Nunery's wife lost battle to lung cancer

CINCINNATI - A picture is worth 1,000 words and Ben Nunery says his photos tell a love story.

Ben and his wife, Ali, purchased their first home in Cincinnati the day before their wedding. Ben says the couple poured their hearts and souls into making the lifelong home "their own."

And then, they got the news.

Ali, the 31-year-old teacher, was informed she had a rare form of lung cancer.

In 2011, just one year after the birth of their daughter, Olivia, Ali passed away.

Ben describes in his blog , the last two years since Ali's death as a "roller coaster of emotions" that have left him wondering how he's managed to "piece together anything that resembles a normal and happy life."

As time passed, Ben has decided to move out of the home that he and Ali had tried so hard to make their own. But upon leaving the home, Ben wanted to do something special in memory of Ali.

His sister-in-law, Melanie Pace, is a professional photographer who shot Ben and Ali's original wedding photos. Ben asked Melanie if she would be willing to re-create the wedding photos, but this time with Olivia in Ali's place.

To view the photos courtesy of Melanie Pace, click here:


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