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Here’s the real story behind elderly couple’s photos that broke the internet

After receiving a lot of queries, Russian photographer Irina Nedyalkova has finally revealed the real story behind the photo shoot

sex and relationships Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:16 IST
(Russian photographer Irina Nedyalkova has finally revealed the real story behind the photo shoot (Irina Nedyalkova/Instagram, Facebook))

The photos of an ‘elderly couple’ posing in the backdrop of breathtaking landscape recently took the internet by storm.

Russian photographer Irina Nedyalkova captured the intimate moments of the couple in a stunning photo shoot, which was widely covered by media across the world. While some said the photos captured the eternity of love, others were awestruck by the chemistry of the pair.

After receiving a lot of queries, Nedyalkova has finally revealed the real story behind the photo shoot. As opposed to what most people gathered from the intimate photos, Sergey and Valentina are not real-life couples.

“Our photo shooting is performance and improvisation of a love story on the set. Sergey and Valentina are incredibly beautiful models from the one-of-a-kind model agency @oldushkamodels. They have never been familiar before,” Nedyalkova wrote in an Instagram post.

“The characters had been chosen in advance. Me with my group of photographers knew that they were not a real couple with a beautiful love story,” she added.

“We (she and her team) directed our photo shooting, as in a movie. However, we could not restrain ourselves from crying, we turned away, sobbed, wiped away tears and believed in our characters.”

Since being shared on Facebook, the photos have received an overwhelming response and the post has been shared more than 8800 times.

“Love is beautiful at any age. Happy to experience it,” one user commented. “Very touching,” wrote another user.

The photo shoot was carried out by the Gulf of Finland in St Petersburg.

Here’re some of the photos

Photo Credit: Irina Nedyalkova/ Facebook
Photo Credit: Irina Nedyalkova/ Facebook
Photo Credit: Irina Nedyalkova/ Facebook
Photo Credit: Irina Nedyalkova/ Facebook
Photo Credit: Irina Nedyalkova/ Facebook