So why do we do what we do? Why all the poses? To make our photos look better and more different? Or to tell the story better. I think a combination of both is good, although I sometimes get jaded and find myself competing with myself and not "capturing" the moment.
In this photo I really like the statement. Even how her hand extends more than his showing her dependance level and emotional development. He is however being a guy, head tall, proud, but clings to his woman for support.