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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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