Powerful blog, Bryce! Keep asking the big questions and you will really go far!
Bryce - To truly serve your partner, you need to do the work they need done. If you think doing a site visit or two would help you understand and capture (maybe take photos?) the work that they do, then ask to do that. But, get creative and do the task at hand to the best of your ability. I know you can do it! You can do a lot without Photoshop or Illustrator, but even if you had those, would your partner be able to edit those easily in the future? Maybe try to set up some templates for them that they can use for different occasions later.
Coffee And (____)