Valentine Children’s Photography Session Inspiration

January 24, 2013

in Holiday Photography Tips, Photography Posing Ideas, Valentine's Day Photography Ideas

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Today, we are sharing some inspiring Valentine photo sessions and photography posing ideas to help you plan your own fun sessions for children!

Hearts and Streamers

Jinky Art

Barb Uil of Jinky Art used paper hearts cut from newsprint and hung them with pretty pink ribbon from the ceiling.
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Emily Southerland Photography

Emily Southerland  included snowflakes with her red paper hearts which add nice texture and dimension to her photos. [Photo tip:  Giving the child something to hold will help them feel more comfortable.  And it eliminates that whole question of how to place their hands so that they look natural rather than posed.]
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One for the Wall and Pitter Patter Photography

Photographer friends Hilary of One for the Wall and Michelle of Pitter Patter Photography recently teamed up to offer a weekend of Valentine mini-sessions.  To create the streamer backdrop, they taped lots of curled ribbon and hearts garland (purchased from local stores) to a hockey stick which they hung from the ceiling.  You can view all the adorable photos from this team effort on their photography blogs.


Pink Sky Photography

Aubri Graybeal of Pink Sky Photography created this fun backdrop by attaching the paper trees and heart cut-outs to white seamless.

I Heart Faces Valentine Posing Ideas for Kids

Kissing Booth

Photographers Josh and Rachel Best of Best Photography in Florida set up this adorable Valentine photo session for their son.  He loved the “Mom” tattoo, and we do, too!
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Sweet Cupids

Jaquilyn Avery Photography

We love the pretty antiqued crown and sweet linen wings on this little darling cupid!

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Willow Hollow Photography

If you live in a region that’s warm in February, you can try styling an outdoor cupid session with a bit of garden fairy mixed in.  For the bow and arrow, Lisa of Willow Hollow Photography used twigs and twine and a Valentine heart for the arrow tip.

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How could a little girl NOT smile with a fistful of pretty heart-shaped balloons?  All you need to pull off this Valentine photo session is a white wall (or seamless paper backdrop) and a balloon bouquet from your local party store.  Choose mylar foil balloons if your kids or clients have a latex allergy.  Though the foil balloons cost a bit more, the helium will last longer making them a great choice if you are going to offer a couple days of mini sessions.

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One for the Wall and Pitter Patter Photography

What if you don’t have a party store nearby, or you don’t want to mess with a helium tank?  You can blow up a pack of red balloons and scatter them on the floor.  Super easy!

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We hope these images have inspired you to set up a Valentine photo session for your clients or your own kids!  For even more Valentine photo inspiration, check out last year’s Hearts Photo Challenge Winners post.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

wendy b photos January 26, 2015

I made my own drop with cardstock :) I cut out various sized hearts, then used red thread to sew them together in a garland!


Gareth O'Neill Photography March 6, 2013

These are some very good ideas. Everything Jinky touches seems to turn to gold. I need to get a bit more creative.


Chi Pritchard February 9, 2013

Just finished up my mini’s and will definitely have to use some of the ideas next year. Love the streamers and used balloon’s in a few of the mini’s. Love more vintage ideas as well


Full Feather Photography February 1, 2013

These are so adorable! Thank you for the inspiration! I am looking for prop ideas to do a Valentine’s Shoot with my baby girl in the next week. In the meantime, I came up with this for her to take to her friends at her Mommies Day Out Valentine’s Party:


yskan January 27, 2013

Great inspiration source, Thanks!


Janet Murphey McIntyre January 25, 2013

Great resource! Really some fun ideas here. Thanks for putting this together.


Kate January 24, 2013

LOVE these. Love the balloons on the floor idea, and that stuffed chair at the end of the post is To-Die-For!!!

I’ve seen some baby crowns before that you can make – where did that crown in the Jaquilyn Avery Photography photo come from? Can it be made at home? Is it on Etsy?


Danielle January 24, 2013

I wanted to add another one to the list. I got inspiration from Pink Sky Photography! She had an awesome idea that I’m “borrowing” this year for my sessions. Imitation is the best form of flattery, right? Check out the link to her page for my inspiration: It’s sooooo cute! (I’ve never met her, so this is purely a pass it along kind of thing!)


ginger January 24, 2013

these are so cute, gave me some great ideas, thanks


Life with Kaishon January 24, 2013

I love these ideas : )
So cute and creative.
Thank you for sharing.


snekcip January 24, 2013

Perfect timing!!! I was so RACKING MY BRAINS for unique Valentine pics!!


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