Love is in the air, February 14 is just around the corner. Start to prepare for your 2021 Valentine’s Day photo shoot! You've been working on preparaing Valentine's Day photography for weeks, but there’re still some photographers searching for tips that work only for particular subjects. Kids photography, for example.
For perfect Valentine’s Day kids photo shoot, what are some awesome photo shoot ideas? Want to level up your 2021 Valentine’s Day Photo shoot RIGHT NOW?
Today’s tutorial article will denefintely give you Valentine’s Day photoshoot ideas you’ve been looking for! Follow the step-by-step guide, try the particular techniques with themed props, you’ll find it can be so fun & easy to achieve a beautiful Valentine’s Day photos with affordable props & a Valentine’s Day themed backdrop!
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To plan a nice Valentine’s Day mini session, here are 5 photo shoot ideas for you:
1. Valentine's Day Props & Sets Recommendations
One way to perfect your photo shoot is by decorating your sessions with Valentine’s Day themed props or elements that spark joy and fun. For example:
- Valentine’s Day Themed Balloons
Beautiful balloon decor can always be a perfect choice for Valentine’s Day setup. Find balloons in every shade of colors and blow them up to various sizes to build a balloon Garland. Valentine’s Day themed balloons will add a splash of color and fun to your photos.
Buy some“Happy Valentine’s Day!”Balloons. These pink & red balloons with“Happy Valentine’s Day!”painted on them will always brighten your setup. You can also DIY some Kiss Balloms. Leave your kiss on balloons, to create this fun Valentine's Day decoration! All you need is just a lipstick!
Please remember to check the color wheel to find the best combinations before creating your own balloon walls!
- Use Flowers To Decorate Your Sessions
Adding some fresh flowers to your sessions can enrich the colors and compositions of your photos. Blooming flora can make your works quite colorful and enjoyable. Just imagine your adorable kids is immersed in flowers! Also, you can try a big flower swing or DIY bright wreaths, especially for children. Visual effects will be very impressive when the models are surrounded by beautiful flora arrangements.
Take Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Wreath as an example! Choose both fresh & artificial flowers as you wish. Gather bunches of flowers, arrange them on a heart-shaped floral foam cutout, and you will easily get this gorgeous, bud-filled wreath!
2. Valentine’s Day Dressing Up Ideas
Coordinate your subject’s clothing choices with the environment and the theme you want to express, or let them choose what they like.
For kids, parents can try to search “Valentines cloth for kids” on Amazons, or search for inspirations on Facebook that wear the trends well, from the perfect midi skirt to a dress of Spring Floras. Outfit colors can always make your shots colorful and vibrant! Just make sure your clothing styles and colors will complement your themes and environments.
You can also try day-to-day styles. It is simple but doesn’t mean boring. Those are outfits we wear most often which are always pretty relaxed and suit for Valentine’s Day sessions, such as jeans, T-shirts and sandals, etc. Above all, there is no rigorous rule but only your preference! And the suggestions above suits for both parents and kids!
3. Creative Compositions
With thoughtful compositions and symbolism you will tell a good story by your camera in a visual but silent way. The certain compositions can define your subjects, reveals the feelings and relations.
A full body shot with different angles can frame your subjects while highlighting the environment you subjects are in. Also, concentrating on detailed through closer up shot like face shot, neck down shot or even a close-up shot on your hook fingers are also interesting, which can express the feelings.
A creative symmetric composition will create beautful images. Don’t forget to leave a certain negative space, in order to eliminates distractions and reveals feelings. For your kid(s), take traditional mid-length shots, overhead shots and some up close and personal detail shots.
4. Take Candid Shots for Unexpected Surprise
To someone who has tried lots of sets or styles, searching for a unique inspiration may seem weird, to say the least. So why won’t you just set up your background, dress up your adorable kid…and take candid shots?
Candid shots means you do not need to guide the poses but create a natural, relax environment for your clients, especially for kids. Be ready to snap photos as these moments are definitely fleeting, and you would never know what unexpected surprise will come. Just use the camera as your eyes, and capture the great moments when you’re holding hands.
5. Use Valentine’s Day Photography Backdrops
There is no doubt that a Valentine’s Day Backdrop will definitely level up your Valentine’s setup! It will help create the fancy, love-filled environment for your sessions and will enrich colors and storytelling of the image. Pinks and reds, printed or painted heart shape patterns can always perfectly match with someone who in love.
A white brick wall with red hearts Valentine's Day Backdrop or a Valentine‘s Day Love Bake Kitchen Backdrop can be an adorable choice for a setting for young couples or kids There are so many featured backdrops for your Valentine’s mini sessions! Check out our 2021 Valentine’s Day Backdrops Collection for more inspirations!
With the above techniques, you will see, create a really fantastic Valentine’s Day mini session & take photos for your kids can be so FUN & EASY! And a beautiful Valentine’s Day setup will definitely help you level up your 2021 Valentine’s Day Photoshooting!
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This is an exercise that you can do with simple equipments & studio space, and the most important thing, a fantastic Valentine’s Day Backdrop. Hope you can enjoy this video, and get some inspirations on improving you 2021 Valentine’s Day Photoshooting!
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