Losing your partner in a tragic car accident is one of the worst ways to have someone taken from you.
Rafael Del Col had to live through this tragedy.
What made his loss even more painful was the fact that his wife, Tati, was pregnant with their second child at the time of the accident.
In the blink of an eye, Rafael’s world was turned upside down. The love of his life was gone; he was left to raise their toddler Raisa all by himself.
After months of grieving, Rafael decided to be more proactive with his grieving process and created a blog. In his blog, he wrote about widowhood and raising a daughter as a single dad. He sought out support through sharing his feelings and thoughts. But something wasn’t quite right.
He needed just the right way to honor his late wife Tati.
Then, a revelation came.
He and Tati, just before their wedding in 2009, had gotten a professional photoshoot done. He would recreate these pictures in order to honor her memory. How?
By having their daughter, Raisa, take the place of her mother. It would be a father-daughter photoshoot inspired by Rafael and Tati’s pre-wedding photos.
The results are stunning: