Forget Harry Styles, Taka and Vincent show us true tenderness

Forget Harry Styles – Taka and Vincent show us what tenderness looks like

If you’ve been on Twitter in the past few weeks, you’ve likely have seen the comments from Harry Styles about the lack of representation of loving, tender, queer romance in film. Having seen milestone queer films such as Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name, I call B-S on Styles’ quotes.

But I’ll also make the case the queer romance in movies is far less exhilirating than witnessing genuine romance between two queer people.

Introducing Taka and Vincent.

These two beautiful humans are some of the most relaxed and TENDER people I have ever photographed in my 10 years as a wedding photographer.

We met up for a photoshoot that celebrated their queerness and their decision to spend the rest of their lives together. And boy was it special.

Seeing the way they embraced, the way they looked at each other, the way that they laughed together- for me, this is the pinnacle of human interaction and relationship: two people who love each other so much that it creates a tangible effervescence.

The longer I spend in this industry of love pictures, the more I see how queer love is so often tokenised or heteronormalised. But I am committed to celebrating and affirming love in all its forms, queer or otherwise, without putting my subjects in a box of what it “needs” to look like.

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