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

Published 9 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.

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Tatiane died in a tragic road accident in 2011


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


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


Exactly 5 years after the couple had marrie, Rafael decided to create a 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)”

Martynas Klimas

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

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