Valentines day morning I got up early to head to the morning session of Portraits for Mission’s. Suzy came a little bit later and I had a dozen of her favorite roses and a nice card waiting for her. After we finished all the morning photos the plan was to head to Santa Barbara with her brother and his girlfriend for the rest of the afternoon. As we were leaving the studio I told her I needed to go run and pick up another gift for her on my way home.
Now let’s jump back to a conversation from a few weeks ago. Suzy has been telling me how she has been a little weighed down with school and such and was missing having as much of a creative outlet as she was used to. She mentioned how much she missed having an accessible piano to play. Jump back another year, one of the things I originally appreciated and enjoyed about Suzy when we first started dating was that she can play the piano.
Fast forward back to Saturday. I went straight from the studio to meet some friends to go pick up a piano I had bought her. Once we unloaded it I put a big pink bow on top and then led Suzy into the room with her eyes closed. When she was right in front of it I let her open her eyes. =). I think it’s the first time I have seen Suzy speechless. =) It’s not the best piano in the world, and has some “personality”. But we are both suckers for antiques, and since this one was made in 1916 I think it qualifies. Anyway, it was a fun day so I thought I would post a few photos. =).