A photographer captured the pure love between 23-year-old Edmilson Alcantara and his 28-year-old fiancée, Karine De Souza. The pictures have touched millions of people worldwide.
Daniel Panisson Fotografia shared a stunning gallery showcasing the couple in a woodland setting. The gallery is presented with the caption:
“Have you ever felt love? Have you ever thought about giving up a great love? Have you ever cared about appearance and forgot to worry about feeling? Then I invite you to feel and live the story of Karine and Edmilson. A story so beautiful and full of inspiration that will awaken in the most beautiful sense of life in you.”
Pannisson says their meeting was a meeting of souls who saw each other as they really are regardless of appearances.
“In a world where appearance matters more than feeling, they met. It was not a coincidence, it was a meeting of souls, an encounter of acceptance and character and love arose when their souls met, and today you are the inspiration for so many people who do not believe in themselves, in life and especially in love.”
De Souza, from Fortaleza, Brazil, was diagnosed with a rare inherited non-contagious disease called Xeroderma pigmentosum, commonly known as XP. The condition makes De Souza’s skin extremely sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight. There is no cure, but those with the disease can receive treatment to help.
Edmilson, 23, a native of Ceará, fell in love with De Souza, seeing past her skin condition to her kind and loving heart. The pictures speak far louder than any words could about the close bond they share.
On International Women’s Day, De Souza posted this picture with the caption (translated by Google)
“Every day and day, do not give just candy and flowers, give love and respect every day. Love yourself. Respect. Take care. Valorize yourself. Be more you. All women deserve respect. Its shape, its color, its body, Your height, your age. Your ideas or thoughts, your physique, do not make them different from each other”
This is one remarkable and wonderful love story which reminds us that the real beauty comes from within. In a world that seems to focus more and more on an image and unattainable model of outward perfection, it’s wonderful to see Karine de Souza and Emilson Alcantara showing that love comes from inside.