On December 14, 2017, Stephanie Maynetto-Jackson lost her “twin flame” and husband, Stuart Jackson, in a fatal motorcycle accident. The 28-year-old was pregnant at the time and had an almost 2-year-old son, Dominic, and a 6-year-old stepson, Maliq.
The mom from Oahu, Hawaii, knew her life would never be the same, but she remained focused on her family.
After Jackson’s passing, Maynetto-Jackson decided to honor him in a maternity family portrait series to show he would always be a part of the family.
“The shoot was honestly a very difficult day for me because those days make it seem a bit more real that Stuart is no longer physically with us”, She told Metro UK
“He loved taking photographs and documenting our journey. He did great both behind and in front of the camera. He was a natural and had a smile that could brighten any room. He definitely passed that along to both of our sons.”
“I was inspired to do the shoot because I wanted our son to have maternity photos that would always remind him that Stuart and I both planned for him. We wanted to bring him into this world and he should know that he was loved from the very beginning. He won’t have memories with him but this was a way for him to cherish this time in our lives.”
“I have promised Stuart that all three boys will know who their daddy was, how much he wanted them, how much he loves them, and how they are his legacy.” She said