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9 Photos Of People Before And After Seeing Their Loved Ones That Show How True Love Looks

Published 1 month ago

Everyone has their own opinion on what “true love” is – just ask a hundred different people and you’ll get a hundred different answers. Romanian dating site Sentimente recently decided to find out what effect love has on people and organized a “surprizing” photoshoot.

A handful of people were selected for the photoshoot and were only told they would get their portrait taken. What they did not know, was that the organizers had prepared video messages from the loved one of each participant. After the messages were played, the serious expressions on people’s faces instantly vanished, turning into bright smiles that the photographer captured in adorable before and after photos. Check them out in the gallery below!

More info: sentimente.com | Mihnea Ratte

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The effects of love on people

In an interview with Bored Panda, Mihnea Ratte, the photographer that took the pictures, said that the aim of the project was to show that love is a feeling that makes us better. “Everyone was invited for a photoshoot and after they got their first portrait taken, we asked them to look at the table above my camera,” explained the photographer. “On the tablet, we played a video of their loved ones who said ‘I love you.’ If it was a video of a pet, it was doing something nice.”

According to Mihnea, the people had no clue what was going to happen and that’s how he got the reactions.

Image credits: Mihnea Ratte

“At first, I didn’t believe it can be done with a camera pointed at them,” said the photographer. “However, after shooting the first two models I understood that it’s possible. And not because of me or my gear. It was all about what they felt.”

Check out the “making of” video below!

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