Enlisting the help of Ali’s sister, professional photographer Melanie Pace, they ended up with some truly unique and gorgeous images. Sadly, their happiness soon took a turn for the worse.
It was 2011 when Ali was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer and at just 31 – only four and a half years after that blissful day – she passed away.
Now, two years after her tragic death, Ben and their three-year-old daughter Olivia are going to move to a new home and start afresh, but before leaving, Ben wanted to make sure they would always remember the good times.
Once again calling on Melanie, Ben and Olivia recreated a number of photos from that happy day back in 2009.
As Melanie writes on her blog, “After multiple tries at getting some 3yr pics of Olivia, Uncle Ben had a brilliant idea. Probably the best idea he’s ever had since knowing me. (Other than painting their bathroom a bold color against my sister’s wishes.)"
We probably don't have to tell you that they're absolute tear-jerkers.