Enchanting Photos Capture Tender Moments of Couples in Love

Paris-based photographer Maud Chalard shows the beauty of romantic love in her dreamy and enchanting series of photos. The project, captured on film, features the small, intimate moments that couples share. Kisses on the neck, lazy afternoons spent in bed, and intertwined fingers are some of the tender instances that Chalard witnesses with her camera. The images look natural and effortlessly shot as if the subjects didn't even realize that their pictures were being taken.

Chalard wasn't familiar with the couples before she photographed them. People got involved by getting in touch with her via Facebook. Once a photo session started, it lasted about two hours, during which they met, had a drink, talked, and the couples told their love story. “It's important to relax before a session because it's not easy to get in the privacy of people we do not know,” she tells Buzzfeed.

This isn't the last we'll see of Chalard's delightful project. “For the moment, I'm at the very beginning of my series, so I did not have all the couples I would've liked, people from the LGBT community, elderly couples etc., but that will come with time,” she explains to Buzzfeed. We're looking forward to seeing more!

Maud Chalard Tumblr, Flickr, and Facebook page
via [Buzzfeed]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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