You know what I love about this photo? I love the rawness of it. Lili’s hair is a bit messy, her eyebags are clearly showing, yet Cole took her photo as if she looked like the most beautiful girl in the world still. THIS PHOTO IS JUST OOZING WITH LOVE.
It reminded me of the scene in the 1936 film Swing Time where Fred Astaire’s character sang “The Way You Look Tonight” to Ginger Roberts’s character who initially didn’t want to face him and hid in the room when he saw her because she looked unkempt (her hair and makeup were a mess). Fred sang the song to let her know that despite the fact that she looked unkempt, he still finds her to be the most beautiful girl.
Here’s the video for reference: