A photographer captured the last ten years his parents spent together, and the heartbreaking photos provide an intimate look at enduring love and loss

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  • Fine Arts photographer Paddy Summerfield took photos of his aging parents over the course of ten years.
  • Toward the end of their 60-year marriage, his mother developed Alzheimer's, and his father took on the role of caretaker for his wife.
  • He compiled the images into a personal and touching photo essay called "Mother and Father."
  • The heart-wrenching collection showcases his parents' unwavering devotion to each other and provides an intimate look at enduring love and loss.
  • The resulting images may break your heart.

Summerfield told Business Insider that he and his parents lived in their North Oxford England home throughout the series.

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The garden in the backyard was where the photographer's parents spent a lot of their time.

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The majority of the photos were taken from the vantage point of a second story window overlooking the garden.

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