Picture Perfect

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

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We’ve had a fun day of Valentine’s activities, although mostly centered around our daughter. However, I wanted to make sure my husband got spoiled a little today too. One of the things that brought us together was our love of photography. When we met we discovered that we both had the same camera and enjoyed taking photos of architecture. Lately our subject matter has mostly been an adorable 18-month old, but we’ve been starting to think about taking other pictures again too.

For his gift I was delighted to find this documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, about one of the most prolific street photographers of the 20th century. We’ve been following this fascinating story ever since her pictures were discovered in the Chicago area a few years back, so I knew he would find this interesting. The film has the added bonus of being nominated as Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards. Like many others, we’re trying to see as many Oscar movies as possible before next Sunday, and a very cold winter has made this even more appealing.

As always I took great pleasure in wrapping this gift, recycling some quite wonderful camera paper and adding a British photo card. I liked the sentiment and simplicity of this Happiness Ahead greeting.

So tonight we will be having a cozy evening in with some tasty food and a real fire, while indulging our passion for photography.

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