How can you celebrate your wife’s talents and passions?
My wife is a great photographer. I think what makes her great with a camera is the same thing that makes her great with people. Here’s what I wrote for her bio:
"Kim Bogardus’ personality and life are inseparable from her photography. Unpretentious and generous, she is equally comfortable photographing a bride in her dress, orphans in Russia, wrestlers in Mongolia, a film director in a studio, or a family in downtown Seattle.
Having lived and traveled broadly she understands the importance of capturing people’s stories and celebrations in a way that is faithful and authentic. Kim’s film background and photojournalistic style transfers into her digital photography as she limits her use of filters or post-production in order to remain as faithful to her subject’s stories as possible.”
Have a Plan
We have her pictures hanging all over the house but with this particular project I wanted to:
1. Combine something she loves (Photos) with something she wouldn’t expect (physical copies of her candid Instagram pictures)
2. Do something with a theme; telling the story of our family through her eyes over a year.
How to Print Instagram Photos
There are many options for printing Instagram photos but I settled on using Printstagram. They have a lot of options ranging from books, Polaroid-like squares, calendars, or posters. All I needed to do was login to her Instagram on a browser, go through the design steps on Printstagram, and then select the best of her many shots from 2012. $35 and two weeks later I had a beautiful poster that celebrated Kim’s talents, passion, and our family.
Here’s what it looks like in the house.
Maybe your wife isn’t a photographer, but loves to cook. Kim is also incredible in the kitchen so I’ve gotten her gift certificates to cooking classes like Sur La Table here in Orange County or The Joyful Kitchens in Seattle.
What is your wife good at and passionate about? How can you celebrate it and encourage it?
This is part of the Intentional Man series.