This is an amazing, heartfelt story, but it is utterly heartbreaking – but in a good way.
A 62-year-old father has been diagnosed with cancer and he will not be around when his 11-year-old daughter marries the love her life. Therefore, he’ll never get the chance to walk her down the aisle and give her to a man that deserves her love. Luckily, for both of them, they were able to somewhat experience this one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime moment and capture in beautiful photographs thanks to Love Song Photography, which was founded by Lindsey Villatoro, a photographer and mother.
Roughly two years ago, Villatoro began offering terminal clients as well as clients with serious ailments and illnesses photography sessions. These sessions did not highlight their illness. Instead, the photographs that were taken were to document their individual journeys and provide images for loved ones to remember them by.
“I try to really showcase the person for who they are and not the illness,” Villatoro said. And she did a great job with Jim Zetz in these beautiful “wedding” photos with his daughter. Grab yourself a few tissues before experiencing this touching moment.
Watch a video, Walk me down the Aisle Daddy, from the surprise below:
It’s times like these and stories like this one that remind us just how short life really is. Make sure your loved ones know how much you appreciate them. Share this heart-wrenching story with others, but make sure they know to have a few tissues handy!