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These Heartwarming Photos Will Make You Believe In Love

From one photographer who walks around New York City and takes pictures of tiny, beautiful moments of love.

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Julia Xanthos, a 36-year-old Brooklynite, has been a photographer at the NY Daily News for 10 years.

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And in addition to her work for the paper, Xanthos also takes pictures of happier scenes around New York City for her personal Instagram account.

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"As a news photographer you aren't always seeing the beautiful parts of the city. You see a lot of sadness and grit," Xanthos told BuzzFeed.

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"Facing your camera at people when all they want to do is look away."

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"On my daily walks I try to find the simple beauty in the city, things that bring a smile to my face," she explained.

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Xanthos specifically takes photos of happy couples and young people she sees around New York who look like they're in love.

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And she uses the hashtag #YoungLove.

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"Once I began seeking the couples embracing around the city I slowly started to realize how precious our relationships are with everyone around us," she said.

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"I focused on finding bits of love around each corner, in the subways, and on the park benches."

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"I began to fall in love with this great city all over again."

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Here are 24 more photos of #YoungLove in New York City:

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21. You can follow Julia Xanthos on Instagram to see more of her photos.

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h/t Instagram blog

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