Choosing the best wedding anniversary gift for your spouse is never easy. In an ideal world, you’d have the luxury of handpicking a unique gift from countless options.
But let’s face it – in the real world, finding a present that’ll take your partner’s breath away is unlikely.
From clothing and jewelry to home appliances and crockery, you’ve already exhausted the list of go-to gifting options over the years. And now, you’re racking your brains trying to figure out that one special gift for your spouse.
Before you lose hope, we’ve got an idea – a celebrity-inspired couple’s portrait.
Think about it – your spouse and you have likely looked up to a few power couples from history. Or perhaps your significant other is smitten by a pair of movie stars who recently tied the knot. You might even adore a fictional couple from your favorite movie.
It’s time to channel all that admiration into an artistic portrait featuring your spouse and you.
Creating a Timeless Couple’s Portrait: What Are Your Options?
If you’re like most people, you’ll consider one of the following options:
- Commissioning an artist to paint an aesthetic image featuring you and your partner
- Hiring a professional photographer to stage a photoshoot with proper costumes, lighting, and props
Both of these methods are time-consuming and extremely expensive. Plus, you’ll have to get your spouse involved in the process, meaning the element of surprise would be lost.
The good news is that there’s an easier, faster way to get the picture ready without letting your spouse get an inkling of what you’re up to.
How do you ask? With the help of artificial intelligence (AI).
A Shortcut to Designing Your Couple’s Portrait
If you’ve used Instagram in the last few months, you’ve likely come across more AI-generated selfies than you can remember. People of all age groups and genders have been hopping on the bandwagon to get a glimpse of what they’d look like in a Spaghetti Western movie or as a Studio Ghibli character.
Facetune, the widely used photo retouching app, now has an AI Avatar feature, which you can use to create different types of stylized versions of your selfies. The AI-generated images come in a wide range of styles, from film noir and vintage posters to anime and comics.
With styles like fashion covers, you can even live your cherished dream of getting featured in Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar. Or you could even have your pictures look like commissioned artwork brought to life by legendary artists like J. Scott Campbell.
Photoleap, another app by Lightricks (Facetune’s parent company), offers the same feature, too. The best part about these apps is that your options aren’t limited to single-person selfies.
With the Couples setting, both Facetune and Photoleap let you create magical versions of selfies featuring you and your spouse. Whether your partner has a penchant for royalty or loves embracing their goofiness, you’ll find a style that’ll appeal to them.
- Log into the Facetune or Photoleap app.
- Select the AI Avatars feature from the home screen and choose the Couples option.
- When prompted, upload 10 to 20 separate images of you and your husband or wife.
- Let the AI algorithm work its magic while you enjoy some freshly brewed coffee.
After 20 to 30 minutes, you’ll receive a notification from the app. Check out all the images, download the ones you like, and share them with your spouse or on your social media profiles.
Turning It Into a Keepsake
It’s one thing to use apps like Facetune or Photoleap to generate stylized versions of your couple’s selfies. But how do you turn it into a memorable anniversary present for your spouse?
Start by choosing a style that you know will appeal to them. Casually ask them about their views on popular Hollywood love stories or real-life celebrity couples.
Is your partner fond of classic romances like Casablanca and Gone With the Wind? Or do they associate themselves with power couples like Michelle and Barack Obama or Marie and Pierre Curie? Or maybe they adore the playful banter that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds share on Instagram.
Understanding your spouse’s preferences will help you choose the right style and theme for your couple’s portrait.
Next, make sure every image you upload on the app is well-lit. Choose pictures that highlight your and your partner’s facial features, preferably from different angles. This will help the AI algorithm process your likeness and generate images that closely resemble the two of you.
Lastly, find a gorgeous photo frame to display the portrait in your home. That way, every time your significant other looks at it, they’ll be reminded of how you went out of your way to surprise them on your wedding anniversary.
A Fun and Unique Anniversary Gift
Finding the perfect anniversary present for your partner isn’t rocket science. It’s all about making them feel special through thoughtful gestures. Hop on the ongoing social media trend of AI-generated avatars, and design a stylized couple’s portrait keeping your partner’s likes and preferences in mind.
It’s an excellent way to celebrate their eccentricities and uniqueness and express your love for them. And isn’t that what anniversaries are all about?