AURORA, Neb. (WTHR) — A Nebraska high school student is honoring her late father with her senior pictures.
Photographer Susanne Beckmann has been taking photos of Julia Yllescas since she was 9 years old.
Beckmann, a military wife herself, wanted to do something special with Julia's senior pictures to include her father. Army Captain Robert Yllescas was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 after stepping on a targeted IED, according to KOLN.
Beckmann was able to create "angel pictures" — one of Julia holding a folded American flag, another of her sitting with her father on a log, and a third of her holding onto her father.
Captain Robert Yllescas lost his legs from the explosive device and was immediately sent to a German hospital. He was later flown to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland where he died a month later.
You can see more of Beckmann's photos at her Snapshots by Suz website.
The photos have been shared from the Snapshots by Suz Facebook page over 23,000 times.