Always fascinated me the experience of photo-shooting people. It is always a chance to learn more about the person, trying to register a part of your personality and immortalize its image. But when shooting couples, thing takes a different proportion.
The couples’ expressions and body language shift to express what they’re feeling on the inside, no longer affected by the camera, or concerned about it, posing or wondering what to do or if they’re following directions correctly. What flows forth is unconscious. It’s natural. We get to see what they’re feeling. It’s in their eyes. It’s in their expressions. It’s in their body language. It’s in the way they’re holding each other and it’s in the little things they’re doing, the way they’re moving in sync with each other. And they’re not even aware of it because it’s completely natural for them. So they don’t have to think about it. They don’t have to be directed how to go about it. In fact, they wouldn’t be able to make those expressions happen purposefully even if they tried. It’s that organic.