Excerpt from my Portraiture Reference Guide, Book 1, Couples: “A kiss can be sweet or it can be deeply romantic. What makes this photograph work isn’t just the sensual kiss, but the way that Brittany has been tenderly gathered in Brett’s arms. You cannot simply say “kiss her neck” and expect a natural pose to emerge. When I created this image, I built the entire mood starting from the ground up. I wanted to simultaneously feel the pull of gravity as well as the energetic bond between their bodies. I asked Brittany to relax into a graceful and unfettered lean away from Brett’s chest, while still staying connected to his torso. I wanted to sense the tension in Brett's arms but have his fingers and hands remain gentle so that the pose would remain delicate. The intimate kiss was the absolute last detail on a strong foundation.”
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