Widower Recreates Photos Of His Late Wife With Their Daughter


1. In 2013, Tati died in a tragic car accident. She left behind her husband and 2-year-old daughter. Tati was also pregnant with their second child at the time.

In 2011, Rafael Del Col lost his pregnant wife, Tatiane “Tati” Valques, in a car accident. Not only did he lose his wife and unborn child, but the 30-year-old widower was left to raise their 1-year-old daughter, Raisa, alone.

Six months later, Rafael created a blog in an effort to navigate early widowhood and being a single dad. He wrote out his thoughts and feelings and sought support, but something was missing; Rafael searched for the right way to honor Tati.

A few years later, Rafael realized the perfect, proper tribute he’d been holding out for. He remembered a set of professional photos that he and Tati shot just before their wedding in 2009.

Rafael decided to recreate these images — but with a very special twist…