Jenn McKinney Photography
Family Photographer Serving Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Raleigh, and Surrounding Areas
When was the last time you and your spouse/significant other had portraits done? Has it been years? Was the last time at your wedding over 5 years ago? Have you never had portraits taken? I'm not talking about the recent pictures you have of you and your spouse and kids.
I am referring to just pictures of the two of you. If you can relate to any of these questions, it might
be time to have pictures taken of you and your spouse/significant other. Give the gift of LOVE for this Valentine's Day. You might think this idea seems strange, but to have your LOVE for each other displayed on your walls is priceless.
WHY YOU NEED PICTURES OF YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
Yes it is wonderful to have family pictures displayed throughout the house. But it is also super special to have pictures of just you and your spouse displayed. Pictures to display the love and laughter in your marriage. Pictures like these can brighten your day when it's been one of those days. These pictures can also be a reminder to your kids what a happy and healthy marriage look like. Have you ever connected so much with a picture that it just makes you smile when you look at it? Looking at it just brings back a flood of memories? As we get older I think we tend to forget what people looked like years ago. I love looking at pictures of me and my spouse from 20+ years ago. Those pictures just bring back so many memories that I would've forgotten about unless I had those pictures of that time frame. These are priceless treasures to me. I think it is important to have pictures of you and your spouse taken throughout the year with your smart phone etc, but at least once a year have professional pictures taken so that you can see the sparkle in your eye when you look at each other. Someone there to capture the special moments between the two of you, the smiles, the laughter and maybe some smooches.
MAKE IT MEMORABLE!
If you're going to do it, DO IT RIGHT! Make this Valentine's Day Memorable! I'm suggesting either to recreate a special picture from the past, or have a photo session at a special location. Or what about a romantic picnic in the woods with a chandelier? Whatever you decide on make it special and memorable for y'all! Remember you want to be able to look back at these pictures and smile. What if she tells you that she doesn't like pictures of herself? Then you shower her with LOVE and give her so many compliments to build up her self esteem. Be sure to tell her how beautiful she looks. If she tells you that she doesn't want her picture taken until she loses weight etc, then be the supportive husband and FIRST tell her how beautiful she is but also if she wants to wait a couple of months you would be willing to be her accountability partner with a healthy eating plan and/or exercise regimen.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE YOUR SESSION IN THE WINTER?
Gift a session to your spouse/significant other to use in the spring. Spring is only a couple of months after Valentine's Day, that is plenty of time for planning for your session. Why not also include a gift certificate for her to also buy a new outfit/dress to wear during the session? But be sure to pick a date/time/location for your session and schedule it before your photographer is all booked up in the spring.
NEED MORE TIPS?
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