Stephanie Summers was five months pregnant when her husband died in a plane crash last year.
She gave birth to a baby boy a few months later and named him after his father, Taurean.
A year after the death of her husband, Summers reached out to Laura Gordillo, the photographer who took pictures of the couple for their last wedding anniversary together.
According to Gordillo’s Facebook, Summers wanted to take pictures with her son in the same places she had taken photos with her late husband months before. She even planned to match the color schemes in the two shoots.
From there, Gordillo created a custom image of Summers and her son with her late husband, who was edited into the photo.
Gordillo said Summers loved the finished product and couldn’t stop crying.
Taurean, who was a paramedic, was on a plane that was transferring a patient to a caner center in Phoenix. It crashed in Las Creces, killing everyone on board.
“My heart broke to see what could have been, but at the same time, I was so happy to execute such a beautiful image for Stephanie and her son,” Gordillow wrote.
Gordillo has since received numerous requests to create similar photos with families and their deceased loved ones.
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