Photographer Sujata Setia makes old love feel new again when she captures elderly couples posing for engagement-style photos, and it’s seriously the sweetest thing. “There’s so much more peace and quiet in their heads and hearts. I just feel immense creative and emotional satisfaction by photographing them,” the London-based photographer told POPSUGAR via email.
Her work includes a wide range of intimate photos, from newborn to family photo shoots, but there’s something special about capturing a moment between a couple that’s been married for decades. “I’m not saying I miss that when I capture youngsters, it’s just different,” Sujata continued. “In youth I capture hunger, zest, restlessness . . . a painful urgency. And then when I capture the elderly, it is all so tranquil and beautiful. They make life look so simple.”
“When I capture the elderly, it is all so tranquil and beautiful. They make life look so simple.”
Sujata has captured photos all over the world through her photography workshops in places including the United Arab Emirates and Ireland, The Huffington Post noted, and she asks elderly couples to participate in the shoots if they want. “It’s always hilarious the way they react, because no one would have ever asked them to pose together for a shot, hold hands, kiss . . . Oh my god! The couples always laugh first,” she said.
There’s hand-holding in an open field, cuddling under an umbrella, and more tender moments between lifelong partners that are guaranteed to melt your heart. See the adorable photos from Sujata’s series ahead.