Sierra Sharry was eight months pregnant with her son, Taos, when her partner, Lane Smith, unexpectedly passed away. Smith died suddenly after a head injury, Sharry was beyond devastated.
Although they were never able to capture any family photographs with all three of them, photographer Kayli Henley of Kayli Rene Photography managed to find a way to give mother and son a portrait featuring the entire family, including Smith.
Said Sharry herself about the resulting photo:
“Thanks to Kayli, I now have a picture of my little family…. This is how I picture us. Taos and I living our lives the best we can with Lane always watching over our shoulder. He is watching out for his little boy better than anyone and I know he’s got to be so proud.”