When Rafael Del Col’s pregnant wife, Tatiane “Tati” Valques, died in a car accident in 2011, the distraught husband was left to raise their 1-year-old daughter, Raisa, on his own.

The widower started a blog to get out his thoughts and feelings and to seek support and advice, but he wanted to come up with a special way to honor his beloved wife.

That’s when he remembered the engagement photos that he and Tati had taken right before their wedding. He came up with a creative and incredibly touching idea that would not only honor his wife, but help his daughter feel closer to her mother as well.

Rafael and Raisa went to a studio where they recreated the engagement photos that Rafael had taken with Tati.

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Raisa wore the same necklace and high heels that Tati had worn in the original photographs.

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They even brought along their dog, Raul, that Rafael had bought for Tati at the beginning of their relationship.

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“I hope you do not see this project as sad,” Rafael said. “We still live this pain, the longing, but we are well, we are happy.”

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

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