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Grieving Man Recreates Photos Of His Late Wife With 3-Year-Old Daughter

Published 3 years ago

How does one give a fitting tribute to a loved one that has passed away? Rafael Del Col decided that he’d honor his late wife by reshooting their pre-wedding photos with their daughter. Raisa was less than a year old when Tatiane Valques died in a road accident in 2011.

The now three-year-old Raisa wore the same jewelry and high heels that her mother wore in the pictures taken in 2009. The dog in the pictures is also same: Del Col bought Raul for Tatiane when they started dating.

Del Col wrote on his blog dedicated to helping widowers that he was inspired by a similar project by Ben Nunery. Nunery had reshot his wedding pictures with his daughter in memory of his wife who had died from cancer.

More info: diariodaraisinha.blogspot.com.br (h/t: boredpanda)

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Tatiane died in a tragic road accident in 2011

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She was pregnant with a second child, which didn’t survive

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Their daughter Raisa, not even 1 year old at the time, was all that was left

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Exactly 5 years after the couple had marrie, Rafael decided to create a tribute to Tatiane by recreating the pre-wedding photos

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“The necklace that Raisa is wearing is the same as her mother was wearing 5 years ago”

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“Same high heels”

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“Our dog, Raul, is the same as well. I bought this dog for Tati in the beginning of our relationship”

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Rafael had also started a blog about his experiences

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“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”

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“Now, thank God, things are adjusting slowly, my daughter is healthy, and is growing, developing normally”

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“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”

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“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)”

Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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child photography, family photography, in memoriam, mourning, O diário da Raisinha, photography, portrait photography, Rafael Del Col, recreation, Tatiane Valques, tribute, widowe
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