Rafael Del Col wanted to do a tribute to his late wife Tatiane Valques, so he and his three-year-old daughter Raisa recreated the couple‘s pictures together.
Tatiane died in a car crash in 2011, when Raisa wasn‘t even one year old. Tatiane was pregnant with the second child at the time. The original pictures were done in 2009, a week before the couple‘s wedding. In the recreation of the solo shot, Raisa wore the same jewelry that Tatiana used in the shoot. Even the dog is the same in both sets: Rafael had bought Raul for Tatiane when they had just started dating. The recreation was inspired by Ben Nunery, who did a similar shoot to commemorate his wife who died of cancer.
6 years ago, Tatiane died in a tragic road accident
At the time of the accident, she was pregnant with a second child which also died with her
Her grieving husband Rafael was left with a beautiful memory of their love – a 1-year-old daughter, Raisa
3 years after the accident, the dad and daughter duo decided to pay tribute to Tatiane by recreating the pre-wedding photos
“The necklace that Raisa is wearing is the same as her mother was wearing 5 years ago”
“Same high heels”
“Our dog, Raul, is the same as well. I bought this dog for Tati in the beginning of our relationship”
Rafael had also started a blog about his experiences
“Shortly after I lost my wife, I was seeking help regarding early widowhood and also paternity without the presence of the mother and found almost nothing”
“Now, thank God, things are adjusting slowly, my daughter is healthy, and is growing, developing normally”
“But beside my responsibilities with my princess, I need to deal with feelings of grief, and the loss of my partner with whom I lived for 10 wonderful years”
“I confess that I cried a lot when I watched it and I couldn’t watch it only once. The music in the clip is a tribute to Raisa. She sings this song very often (it’s second only to “Let it go…” from Frozen on her list)”