Widow Beautifully Honors Deceased Husband In Pregnancy Photoshoot

March 3, 2016  |  

widowIn January, Nicole Bennett’s husband Deonta died unexpectedly, just two months before she’s expected to give birth to their second child March 25. Deonta had the idea to do a maternity shoot with his wife and their 4-year-old son Laden before her due date, and even though he couldn’t be there in physical form, Nicole did find a way to include her late husband in the final product.

“I wanted to do something special because he’s been there for my son since day one,’ Nicole told ABC News. “It’s memories for my son of his father and for my daughter who will never meet her father, it’s memories for her as well.”

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Nicole came up with the idea to digitally add Deonta to the pictures and shared the concept with photographer Sidney Conley who admitted the experience was an emotional one for him as well.

“Just how I edited [the photos] with him looking down on them, it’s showing that he’s making sure they’re okay.”

Nicole and Laden had their shoot at the end of February and when she saw the end result, she called the photos “perfect.”


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We have to say we agree.

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  • uniquefashionista

    OMG! I literally have tears in my eyes! What a beautiful way to honor a loved one who is no longer here. Technology is amazing!

  • MsApollonia26

    So Beautiful,for anyone who misses there Love Ones!

  • Raze

    While their story is very sad, I think that the pictures are a little…tacky.
    But it’s her photo’s. If she’s happy with them, then who am I to complain?

  • D. Blackman

    Didn’t dude die in jail?

  • cujokay

    What a wonderful tribute!

  • December86

    Kudos to photographer and blessing to mom and son!

  • lisa586

    That is beautiful, poignant, and sad. She is absolutely lovely.

  • I almost cried when I saw these but i held it together….

  • Masterpieced

    DANG. It looks like he is there! I am going to have to use this for when we have our next family reunion. I will be looking up this photographer!

    • Ram2015

      Beautiful pictures, sitting at my desk extra emotional. Life just isn’t fair sometimes and I’m so sorry for her loss. I wonder is she has any recordings of his voice that she could add to a recordable book for her kids too. I hope her/his families and friends surround her with lots of love and support.

  • Charles Johnson

    Wow that was amazing. RIP, seemed like a great family.

  • Johnnie Q. X. Sturner

    omg what is up with me and the teary eyes today…? Where’s Tito with the tissue when I need him?

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    Can’t believe a high school friend of mine is getting so much attention for something somebody has already done, wow! Good press though!

    • Mrs.J

      Negative.You lose.

      • Annamuffin


        • Mrs.J

          Did you read what they wrote?Totally negative and uncalled for.

          • Annamuffin

            Yea, I was agreeing with you….

    • Ree

      u dont sound like much of a friend

      • Guestest1

        Sounds like a hater to me..

    • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

      What’s your freaking point, little girl? She can’t be your friend if you are dissing something as beautiful as this. I hope she sees it too. Foh with that negativity. You must be the pettiest child ever. And yes, I said child!

      • Ms_Sunshine9898

        actually it’s a he and my point was he put a spin on something previously done before and made it good enough that people forgot this wasn’t an original idea, but something he did well enough to bring attention to.

    • Wow why would you say something like that? The shade is real.

      • Ms_Sunshine9898

        I meant that he took something previously done and made it good enough to seem new and get people’s attention but it came across as negative.

  • heyheyno

    Wow this is so touching. I’m glad she could find a way to commemorate him.

  • D. R. Maggie

    So sad that those kids have to grow up without their father

  • neceyluv

    So bittersweet! God’s blessings to this beautiful family.

  • Teek83

    I originally saw something like this on FB. A mom had lost her daughter and on her 2nd birthday, she did pics much like these. It broke my heart.. So beautiful. Best wishes to this woman and her beautiful family.

  • Aj

    Just simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Nichole may the Lord God always bless you and your children real good!!

  • Lentina

    So wonderful. Very nice pics and a good Memory keepsake for her and the kids