One of my favourite techniques to showcase a photo is simply to add a thick white inside stroke to it, thus adding a photo border. When i need to call attention to text elements that would otherwise fade into the background, i like to add an outer glow or stroke.
The father in the photo is my father-in-law, and the daughter my sister-in-law. My FIL is a rather unconventional guy (by Asian standards) in that he would actually hold hands with his grown kids when out and about, just to show his affection for them. Until his recent retirement, he was mostly outstationed and rarely got to spend time with his family, and photos like these are relatively rare. This layout was thrown together relatively quickly by my standards, but i like the photo so much that i didn't want to leave it unscrapped.
Supplies in EXIF, thanx for looking! =)