How Much is a picture worth?

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.  ~ Ansel Adams

Images can invoke a multitude of feelings from the viewer.  It has been said that a picture is worth a 1000 words.  This speaks to the notion that a complex emotive idea can be conveyed with just a single image.  What better way to express your feelings for your spouse but through a photograph.  Take an inspirational picture and have it printed at a local photo developer on nice photo paper.  You don’t have to be an expert photographer or have expensive camera.  The camera on your cell phone is often more than good enough to provide you with a nice photograph.


If you are adept at using some photo manipulation software, you can easily add effects to enhance your picture.  Many one hour photo developers can do this for you free of charge.

Next, include a description of why this picture makes you think of her or your relationship.  Expound on your thoughts about why this picture was important to you and how it made you feel.  The image could be of an object or your favorite restaurant.  Maybe it’s the place where you shared your first kiss.  Possibly, it could be where you proposed to her or had your first date.  Be creative!

It could be a series of pictures that encompasses the major milestones of your relationship:  your first date, your first kiss, your proposal and so on.  Alternatively, it could be a picture of a flower or the sunrise.  Let her know how it reminded you of her beautiful smile or the way she laughs. Tell her how the colors made you think of the time you two spent trapped by a rainstorm one afternoon or the way a sunset reminds you of the time you had on your honeymoon.  Literally, the sky is the limit.  Don’t be afraid to experiment and express your feelings.

Finish it off by packaging it with an inexpensive frame from a dollar store or local discount shopping center.  A small and simple frame is more than enough to impress your mate.  Express your love through an image.

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