Jeremy Cowart was shooting promotional photos for Schneider's show, "The Haves and Have Nots." The Tyler Perry-produced drama is the OWN network's first scripted drama, and centers on the lives of the upstairs and downstairs occupants of a Savannah mansion. "John was one of my many subjects that day and like the rest of the cast, he was extremely professional, humble, and a lot of fun to work with," Cowart writes. Afterward, Schneider asked Cowart to take some additional portraits â€” and began weeping. At first, the photographer thought it was an act, but after realizing it was real, stopped shooting, and hugged Schneider. "He whispered in my ear 'My Dad died about an hour ago. I found out during our lunch break. And I wanted you to capture that for me,'" Cowart reveals. "I was stunned. Shocked. And deeply moved, obviously. I didn't want to ask any further questions out of respect." Schneider gave his permission to Cowart to share the experience and the breathtaking, raw photos he took. "I want to thank John for inviting me into his story, even just for a moment and for allowing me to capture this for him. As a father myself, I wept for him. We all did that day."