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Katy Perry & John Mayer Flaunt Their “Love” In Intimate New Portraits: “It Was Very Sweet”

Submitted by on December 9, 2013 – 1:13 pmOne Comment

It’s not hard to guess who John Mayer loves!

The 36-year-old musician commissioned celebrity photographer Mario Sorrenti to take sexy snapshots of himself alongside girlfriend Katy Perry to appear as the cover artwork for “Who You Love,” the third single from his most recent album,  Paradise Valley.

“It was really mellow, like the simple things that happened during the day,” Sorrenti told MTV News of the shoot. “We did a little setting up and things like that and we just hung out and took pictures. They were both really, really sweet. It was really amazing to see both of them together and it was kind of crazy because it was very intimate and it was beautiful just to see two people in love and hanging out together and being able to document that. I think they were like both very, very sweet. They’re just very cool and normal and sweet and loving. It was kind of great because you felt like very…it just felt like new love in a way when two people are very excited about each other. It was very special to be there and document that.”

The couple, who duet on the single, rented a room at New York City’s Gramercy Park Hotel and worked hard to make the black-and-white pictorial as natural as possible. “[John] didn’t want to do anything overtly sexual or over the top, he just wanted something more natural and real to be depicted,” Sorrenti explains. “It’s funny, the picture of him and her and he’s holding her and she’s reclining back, it looks like a staged picture, it just kind of happened. And it was weird and I happened to snap that picture. I like that that thing just happened.”

In the end, Mayer chose the photo closest to his heart for the single’s cover. “I think he made a connection with that picture,” Sorrenti explained. “We did a couple of different scenarios. We did that series of them, with him sitting on the floor. And there was a really cool moment with him playing guitar, he was singing and she was sort of humming along with him. And it was very sweet; maybe he just had a strong connection to that image and that moment. I like the way it turned out…That picture to me looks like two musicians hanging out and being photographed. It’s not pop superstars. They’re like two musicians and they made a beautiful song.”

Take a look at the intimate photo shoot above and listen to the single below. Do you love the images, and more importantly, John and Katy as a couple?

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