William and Kate with Mario, inset
Mario Testino; Inset: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty
A picture may be worth a thousand words – but Duchess Catherine
and Prince William
exchanged very few at their pre-nuptial photoshoots, photographer Mario Testino
Just a month after the picturesque wedding
, Testino, who snapped the famed engagement portraits
, was at the Museo Del Barrio Gala honoring him and recalled the quiet time – or lack thereof – he spent with the royal couple.
"You know, it's not so much what they say to each other because there is no time," says the fashion photographer, who has shot A-listers like Jennifer Aniston
. (The Daily
also says he will shoot Kate Moss
's summer wedding.)
"Everything is compacted into a very short time because we have to produce these pictures. It's more like me screaming and trying to get everything to go."
He adds: "Well, not screaming, but getting in a fluster, I guess you say."
Pressure aside, Testino says the duchess "looked fabulous" – and helped do her own makeup! – and that the couple exuded "sheer happiness."
"They are a young couple in love," he says.