Recently, few images from a maternity photoshoot have gone viral on the social media and the online community is all misty-eyed knowing the story behind it. The images were uploaded by James Alvarez, a widower where James can be seen with his one-year-old daughter Adalyn recreating a maternity photoshoot that James had with his late wife.
The story behind
A year ago, James’ wife, Yesenia Aguilar, passed away after getting hit by a car while she was out taking a walk. At the time, Yesenia was 35-weeks pregnant and the doctors performed an emergency C-section that saved the baby.
Tribute to James’ wife
In an emotional tribute to James’ late wife, he decided to recreate the maternity shoot he had with Yesenia. But, this time Adalyn, his daughter, was with him on her first birthday. Little Adalyn put on a pink dress just like Yesenia had worn at the time of the maternity shoot. They went to pose in the exact same manner like James did with his wife..
“Adalyn, I know if your mommy was here, she would have been the happiest person alive. She would be so excited to celebrate your birthday,” James wrote in the caption of his post.
“Adalyn’s birthday was coming up and unfortunately her birthday is the same day I lost my wife. I wanted to do something meaningful and special to celebrate her birthday and honor my wife,” James told Metro.
“I had someone make a pink dress for my daughter to wear and we went to the same exact location, around the same time that we did the maternity shoot. We tried to reenact it to make the pictures identical and it was truly amazing,” added Alvarez.
Netizens moved by the tribute
The touching photos were uploaded two weeks back and have gone viral on social media. “This is so beautiful. It makes me want to cry,” a user said. Another user commented, “This melts my heart. Beautiful pictures.”