When Nicole Bennett of Jackson, Mississippi unexpectedly lost her husband, Deonta two months before her due date, she reached out to photographer Sidney Conley to memorialize him in a family photo shoot.

The Daily Mail reports that it had actually been Deonta’s idea to do a maternity shoot with Nicole and their 4-year-old son, Landen, before her March 25th due date.

“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,” said Bennett.


Conley, who had never done anything like this before, took photos of Nicole and her son in late February before digitally adding images of Deonta.

“I told her I’d never done it, but I’d give it my all,” Conley told HLN.


The resulting images have gone viral on social media and have since been shared over 100,000 times on Conley’s Facebook page. He has also received requests from all over the world to do the same for those who want to include their passed loved ones in photos.

What do you think of the end result?

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