When you photograph people, it can be an intensely intimate experience. Often the clients are nervous and apprehensive, especially if they are not used to being photographed. A synergy must exist between the photographer and the individuals being photographed to get the best possible pictures. Often, my clients will tell me that the experience was empowering and fun. What they might not understand as well, is that I learn every time I take a photo, and often receive something back from them as well. When I first met Leila and Naraine, I was nervous too! Within minutes we relaxed and had a blast. This couple showed me in a very tangible way, how deep and understanding their love was for each other. I felt privileged to be a witness to that. Thank you.
Below is a collage I made for them. Leila’s jewlery was remarkable, and exceptionally detailed. I wanted to capture that as well as the small gestures of affection and intimacy between her and her husband of 42 years.
While they did not request the picture below, in one of the shots I asked them to stand close together and to hold hands. This is how they chose to hold each others hands and it reminded me of the interconnectedness between the two of them.