Danielle Spires Photography
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Awkward Couples

I love the contrariness of couples who are happy and in love, but with a glaring reminder that we all have our respective problems. I love those awkward moments in a relationship because they are painfully humbling and cause a disconnect that make people feel powerless, vulnerable and disheartened. Without those disconnects, couples sometimes become content with a neutral coexistence. 

Each couple were allotted one Polaroid as a challenge to both me and them. The couples had a single chance to demonstrate that awkward moment, which put the pressure on them, creating obvious tension and natural awkwardness.