Hearts and Streamers
Barb Uil of Jinky Art used paper hearts cut from newsprint and hung them with pretty pink ribbon from the ceiling.
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.]
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.
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!
We love the pretty antiqued crown and sweet linen wings on this little darling cupid!
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.
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.
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!
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.