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Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday…it is full of love, thankfulness, stuffed mailboxes, chocolate, and presents! There truly are so many things to be thankful for.
Also, this blog is now one year old! I appreciate your readership!! Words, encouragement, and love from others are the things that keep me going in my venture with photography.
As for today, I hope everyone can be reminded of people that love and care for them, regardless if that includes beau or not!
As for this post, here is a peek at my room, my inspiration (wall of models, etc. that Kate Allen wants to draw pants on), my red dress from Closet Case Vintage, and some of my favorite Valentines… I collect vintage ones, and TJ continually gives me the cutest ones (see the “There are other fish in the sea but you OTTer be with me” one below). Cheesy, yeah, but WHO CARES its VALENTINE’S DAY, people!!!! I am overflowing with cheesiness today!

LISTEN: Heartbreaker (for all of you bitter about this day, this one’s for you…even though it is such a fun song!), a Laidback Luke Remix featuring John Legend by MSTRKRFT.

AO:”Did I say vintage too many times??!”
TJ: “I don’t think so…”
AO:”But I said it a lot. I don’t know if talking about vintage too much is good or bad.”
TJ: “Well…I think it is okay (insert philosophy of why its ok for me to say vintage a lot*).”

vintage |ˈvintij| adjective
1 vintage French wine: high-quality, quality, choice, select, prime, superior, best.
2 vintage automobiles: classic, ageless, timeless; old, antique, heritage, historic.
3 the trumpet fanfare is vintage Beecham: characteristic, typical, pure, prime, trademark, classic.
…The other words did not quite work. I tried!!

*I’ll go with that.


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Today is Valentine’s Day. Personally, I am a huge fan of the chocolate-filled celebration. People are often confused by my adoration of it. Really I think it is wonderful because it is a time to take note of those around you whom you love. No, that person may not be a beau, but don’t forget about the rest of individuals surrounding you—the people who walk by your side everyday. There are so many people in my life that have gotten me through ups and downs, and made the ride all the more interesting.
Therefore, delight in the love that surrounds you. Whether that be a love of family, friends, or if you are so blessed, a lover. Through all of the hullabaloo and swirl of pink and red décor, don’t forget to honor One who gave us the ability to love.
OH YES, and I am starting this blog because I love photographs. I hope you will enjoy mine as I share them with you!


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