here is the mentioned ws.
I cropped your image differently. By doing this I lost your signature. Sorry. This was not meant to be an offence. Then I selected the two people and darkened the background. I took a softening tool and used it on the background. I adjusted contrast on the two people and added new borders.
Now I think the viewer can concentrate more on the people and how they stand side by side. The background that is of no interest for the image is less visible.
I hope you like this altered version as much as I liked the original one.
Thanks for sharing. Kindest regards, Britta