In 2011, Rafael tragically lost his pregnant wife, Tatiane “Tati” Valques, in a horrific 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.
Rafael has been grieving ever since but it was only when he was looking at his old engagement photos that he realized the right way to honor his late wife.
Rafael decided to recreate these images — but with a very special twist…
Rafael decided to recreate his engagement photos – but this time with his daughter Raisa in place of her mother.
“The necklace worn by Raisa is the same Mom wore five years ago.”
The original photos were taken only a week before their wedding.
“She’s also wearing the same high heels!”
“Our dog, Raul, is the same as well. I gave this dog to Tati in the beginning of our relationship.”
“I hope you do not see this project as sad. We still live this pain, the longing, but we are well, we are happy.”
“Now, thank God, things are adjusting slowly, my daughter is healthy, and is growing and developing normally.”
“Besides the responsibility of taking care of my princess, I need to deal with feelings of grief, the loss of my partner, with whom I lived for 10 wonderful years.”
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