There's a story behind the story, however. There's always a story behind the story, and it is that story which gives the photo meaning, that story which is intriguing, and that story which will change how you see the photo. It's not that it's a great story; it's that it's a deeper story. It's what led to this moment in time which was captured on film and cemented positively in my memory.
If we only see the surface value of people and their stories, we will most probably miss the deeper stories that make their lives so rich with meaning. Never stop at "What a nice-looking couple." Probe deeper. Question. Be curious. You might learn some amazing things. At the very least, you will hear some fascinating stories.