To do this right, I created an appreciation photo stream for each actor and character individually. So far in this series, I've shown how talented photographers have captured the breathtaking charisma of Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins. I then turned my attention to the characters they each play on Supernatural. To find the most breathtaking images of Team Free Will, I reviewed every screenshot, from every episode, from every season aired so far in Supernatural! Weeks of looking at Sam, Dean and Cas pictures to get you the best Sam Winchester, big brother Dean Winchester and their adopted brother, Castiel!
Now it's time to celebrate breathtaking photos of the friendship between the actors, featuring first Jared and Jensen together (J2), then Jared, Jensen and Misha (J2M).
To make sure we don't miss any of the best shots, we should open this up to the entire WFB family - writers and readers! After you enjoy our collection, you are encouraged to add the pictures that stand out to you! Let's set some guidelines for your additions:
1. Though it will be hard, hold your favorite pics until that person's feature! No jumping ahead and cross-posting!
2. Only the person/people featured for each collection may be in the photo.
3. NO MANIPS. Going along with that, no pornographic images.
4. No duplicates. If someone else posts your fave, "love" their posting and go in search of a new fave to add to the collection!
With that all said and done, let's get started!
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
First up are the photos from Entertainment Weekly Supernatural Tribute Cover Shoot. I dearly love this picture,
and its contemplative counterpart.
But the "brothers forever - one heart, one soul" shot, with emotion so real it can't be staged, melts my heart.
These stunning photos by Peggy Sirota (@PeggySirotaInc) are in a class all by themselves.
They remind me of the photo shoot done by Rogue Magazine in 2016. Those pictures made our hearts skip a beat! Staged for dramatic effect, the impact is palpable:
Speaking of poses that are intended to stop you in your tracks, the following two shots were taken by the Supernatural conventions' official photographer Chris Schmelke. Stunning.
Beyond studio sessions and cover shoots, fans have been able to spontaneously capture the close bond between Jared and Jensen. "The boys" rely on each other for support, friendship, advice - in short, to "have each other's back" on and off stage. Their shared trust and vulnerability intensifies their already magnetic chemistry, and can lead to personal, unguarded moments, as in these photos by Elizabeth Madsen at Rome's Jus in Bello convention, 2019.
Hugs and signs of their mutual affection are common on stage, although Jensen often likes to tease that he is the reserved half of the duo who must put up with Jared's uninhibited exuberance. Amy Hutton captured two moments of Jensen's feigned stoicism, which never fails to generate a laugh from fans (who know the truth!). The first photo is at the Las Vegas convention in 2018; the second is thousands of miles away in Hawaii in 2017.
A truer reflection of their mischievous partnership is their infectious laughter, as seen in this shot by Elizabeth Madsen at Rome's Jus in Bello convention, 18 May 2019...
...often instigated by sharing secrets (which are, by their own admission, probably not appropriate for PG-rated audiences).
Photo by AmyinSydney, Las Vegas Supernatural convention, 2019
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 by Elizabeth Madsen
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 by Elizabeth Madsen
Their mutual admiration is obvious. After years of acting, traveling, appearing on stage, and literally growing up together, they have become brothers. Melissa Fudge grabbed this moment between the Js at the Dallas Supernatural convention in 2019.
They have been each other's joy for birthdays...
Elizabeth Madsen at Rome's Jus in Bello convention, 18 May 2019
...security in the face of anxiety or fear (Jared's was terrified to share his musical talent in public. Amy Hutton zoomed in on this rare performance at the Melbourne Supernatural convention in 2017)...
...and comfort at times of heartache or loss. Elizabeth Madsen was present in 2019 to capture Jensen and Jared's emotions before they said goodbye to San Diego Comic-Con and a hall full of Supernatural fans at the show's last Hall H panel.
In good times and in bad, Jared and Jensen are side-by-side, with laughs, loyalty and love! Photo by Elizabeth Madsen, Jus in Bello, Rome, 2019.
Just For Fun
Fan conventions in exotic or far away destinations are often the best venues to see the boys really having fun! Unique wardrobes and uninhibited comedy skits highlight the zany side of their personalities! Hawaii's leis and Santa-on-vacation shirts set the mood for laughs in Honolulu, 2017. Photo by Amy Hutton.
Your guess is as good as mine as to what Jared was bragging about Jensen in "Oz" (Australia) in 2019! Photo by Amy Hutton.
But there's no mistaking what Jensen was thinking in answer to a fan's question in Rome: "I'm Batman!" Photo by Elizabeth Madsen, 18 May 2019.
Click "Next" for Breathtaking Photos of our Three Musketeers: Jared, Jensen and Misha!
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins
Jared, Jensen and Misha do not appear on stage together during North America conventions (all run by Creation Entertainment) so "breathtaking" photos of the trio are rare. Of course, there are a few professional cover shoot images that are truly special, starting with Entertainment Weekly Supernatural Tribute Cover Shoot. Photos by Peggy Sirota (@PeggySirotaInc).
The raw, spontaneous emotion in these last two photos make them personal favorites.
Spontaneity is the hallmark of these three friends and co-stars. Elizabeth Madsen froze in time some of their more recent antics at conventions, first in a panel for 6000 fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 ...
and in Rome, at the always jubilant Jus in Bello, 2019.
As I end this portfolio of three truly amazing individuals, let me leave you with one last image to carry with you. I hope it makes you smile.
I hope you've enjoyed these "Breathtaking" photos of Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and the three timeless characters they portray on Supernatural. If you missed any of the articles in the series, you can find the links to the entire "Breathtaking" series at beginning of this article or on Nightsky's Writer's Page. As always, you are welcome to share below in the comments any breathtaking photos I may have missed. Thank you for your support of this series!
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