11 Striking Images of Summer Love

The look of love in the summertime.

We asked some of our favorite photographers to share their favorite images of summer love—which, you'll find, comes in every form imaginable.

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"Robert and I met 20 years ago on the plot of land where my parents were planning to build a house. A lot has changed since then. We don't live in the same state anymore, but every summer we meet up in that same town, and explore the land and tell each other 50 times how much we love each other."

—Grace Ann Leadbeater (@graceannleadbeater)

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"Love at any time takes a huge amount of communication and understanding, but I think summer love often gets romanticized because everything feels so warm and free this time of year. I'm learning a lot about my own shortcomings when it comes to romantic love with my partner. It gets frustrating, but this love makes me want to understand myself more so I can understand her better."

—Zoé Lawrence (@ripwheresfrankocean)

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"This was the second time I photographed Jemima. It was hot and she wanted to go up to her roof to show me the view. 'Isn't this amazing?' she yelled to the street down below. We sat and I watched the sunset reflect off her face until all the streetlights turned on."

—Katie McCurdy (@katiemccurdy_)

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"There's nothing quite like being drenched, warm in his and her flavor."

—Rosaline Shahnavaz

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"We were lying in the grass watching a summer league baseball game on a trip to her parents' lake house in rural Wisconsin. I remember the weird smell of that leather bag she got when she went to India. I remember her long legs. I remember wanting to always be as close as possible to her."

—Christian Storm (@christianstorm)

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"Yael is my favorite person. We've been together for five and a half years, and life progressively gets more and more fun with her."

—Cait Oppermann (@caitoppermann)

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"I sometimes am awakened by the sun, trying to sneak into my room.

The only thing stopping him is the barrier I've set up.

He can't get to me.

He can't touch me.

He's miles away."

—Kevin Aranibar (@kerokev)

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"My best friend and boyfriend (an extended summer love)."

—Meyrem Bulucek (@m3yrem)

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"I was in Toronto for the weekend and met her at a bar. I completely fell for her. It was the best time I ever had with someone, one of those nights you hope never ends. We were inseparable until I flew back home. Now almost two years later, we live together in New York. She is one of the smartest, funniest, and kindest women I've ever known."

—Stephanie Noritz (@stephanienoritz)

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"From Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh: 'Just the place to bury a crock of gold, he said. 'I should like to bury something precious in every place where I've been happy and then, when I was old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.''"

—Agnes Thor (@agneskarin)

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