These Not-Yet-Engaged Daughters Just Took Wedding Photos with Their Dad Who Has Alzheimer's


Ready to start off your Labor Day weekend with a few tears? (Hey, crying is cathartic, okay!) Well, read on because this sweet story is pretty much guaranteed to have you bawling. If you're a bride who's close to her pops, you probably couldn't imagine not having your father be there for the big day. The walk down the aisle, the father-daughter dance... These monumental milestones are often times our favorite wedding day moments. What daddy's little girl wouldn't want to experience these sweet nuptial traditions? But when two sisters discovered that they might never get the chance to, they took matters into their own hands, staging a beautiful bridal photo shoot with their Alzheimer's-afflected father — and with no groom in sight.

Alzheimers Wedding Photo Shoot

Photo: Lindsey Rabon Photography

A few years ago, Sarah and Becca Duncan received the devastating diagnosis that their father, Scott, had developed Alzheimer's. Now 80-years-old and feeling the affects of the heartbreaking disease, Scott may not be able to stand at his daughters' sides when they eventually walk down the aisle — and that's a reality his daughters have decided to lovingly prepare for. "We knew our father may not be alive for our future wedding, so we decided to capture the poignant moment before it was lost forever," Becca told the Star-Telegram. And that's why the two sisters decided to take their wedding portraits now — with no upcoming wedding in sight — as to include their dear old dad in the photographs.

Lindsey Rabon Photography

Photo: Lindsey Rabon Photography

The sisters recruited a family friend, photographer Lindsey Rabon, to capture the too-sweet snapshots, donning donated wedding dresses for the occasion. Then the not-yet brides-to-be set out with their pops to take their tearjerking bridal portraits. "It was very emotional, especially after we put on our dresses," Sarah remembers. Ugh, where's that Kleenex?!

"I knew it would be something they could have at their wedding to show that he's with them, even if he's not there," explained the photographer. SERIOUSLY, where at those tissues?!!

Sarah Becca and Scott Duncan

Photo: Lindsey Rabon Photography

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