I'm a published wedding and portrait photographer located in a small town outside of Charlottesville. In addition to capturing beautiful images, I love spending time with my family, am freakishly good at word games (Hey Wheelmobile!), love an ice cold can of Coke or Dr. Pepper, know every line to Hocus Pocus and can never pass up a Chick-fil-A waffle fry or a trip to HomeGoods.
I admit it. I love Valentine’s Day. There’s just something nice about people being nice and expressing their love and appreciation for others, whether it be a significant other, their children, their parents, friends, grandparents or anyone else. I just like it. I like seeing the slightly embarrassed man buying a big bouquet of roses at the grocery store or the mother selecting candy for her children in the holiday aisles at Target. It’s sweet and the world can always use more of that. My parents still get me something for Valentine’s Day and always have. I remember as a child how nice it was. It wasn’t much, just a box of chocolate or something, but it still showed they loved me, not that they didn’t show it everyday, but it made me feel loved and everyone should feel that way.
My love for Valentine’s Day is seen throughout my house. Yes, I decorate for Valentine’s Day. I was a little behind this year because of work, so I decorated the night before, but it’ll stay up through the end of the month, so it works out. Then next month I’ll switch it out for St. Patrick’s Day before it’s time to put up the Easter stuff. I’m a holiday fan. What can I say?
Oh and I really like owls if you couldn’t tell and tulips. The ones my husband sent me this year were particularly beautiful. Now if spring would just get here… Happy Valentine’s Day!