Expert Author Susan Leigh
Valentines Day can be seen to be something of a commercial enterprise these days, but it is still possible to reclaim the day and make it special for both you and your sweetheart. Taking time to give a lovely photograph can be an important opportunity to mark your commitment to each other and remember your times spent together with affection.
A handmade picture containing special, personal memories can be an especially thoughtful touch. Saving postcards, small photographs, tickets, souvenirs and putting them onto a collage can be a lovely reminder of the various ways that you have shared your time, the things that have meant something to you as a couple and the way that your relationship has grown and developed into something deep and meaningful to you both. It can a reminder of all the different things that you done have together, often so easily forgotten as the days and weeks pass by.
A photograph of a special place, somewhere you both wanted to visit, the first holiday or break that you took together can be a lovely picture to enjoy looking at. It can be a reminder of the first time you both realised how special the relationship is. Having a picture like that can also be something that can ground you both if tempers become frayed or if someone is feeling stressed or irritable at times. It can provide a trigger to smile again, to remind you of how trivial so many irritations in life are. When you have such a special relationship in your life you want to value it and be happy.
People are an important subject in photographs. Having one or a collection of several photographs and framing them beautifully can be a lovely Valentines Day gift. Perhaps showing you both as a couple at different events and places, or maybe some photographs as a family group with children can reinforce the sense of being a family unit.
Committing to a professional family photograph can be an important theme for Valentines Day. If there is an extended family it can be a nice way to celebrate bringing everyone together. It is an investment in the relationship and is something to keep and have on display to show that there is a commitment to everyone being involved. Love, commitment and Valentines Day are a winning combination.
Ladies sometimes like to have their photograph taken as a gift for their man. Having a professional photographer take a tasteful, posed photograph can be a beautiful Valentines Day gift. Some photographers will provide a setting where the lady can have her hair and makeup done, maybe choose a lovely outfit or sexy lingerie and improve her confidence in herself and her body whilst having a glamorous photograph taken. Her partner then has something to treasure and also an acknowledgment of how much she trusts and cares for him by allowing him to have such an intimate photograph of her as a gift.