If you both enjoy learning, I would give Aperture a try. I like LR a lot and since it is platform independent, I have it on both my desktop pc and my MBP. I also have Aperture and like it a lot as well. Aperture just seems a bit easier (my opinion), integration is great, and their slide show is so easy to create it is almost worth it for this feature alone. For $79, Aperture is an excellent value.