Yes, you read that right. Fun, easy AND inexpensive ways to capture your little cuties for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. All the hearts, flowers and chocolates make me happy and I love checking out the dollar section of Target every time I go (which is often). It is stocked full of adorable Valentine’s Day themed items. The “XOXO” banners make my heart sing. I picked up some little paper straws that look like arrows, I’m dying from their cuteness.
I wanted to share with you, some fun and easy ways to capture the holiday with your kiddo’s.
First, hit the dollar spot at Target. Pick up a few decorations, prices typically range from $1-$3. For just a couple bucks you can get some really cute things.
Second, find a place in your home that gets good natural light and is free from the everyday clutter. Easier said than done, right? But, even a space of blank will be sufficient.
Now, hang your banner, tape up your paper hearts and get some treats ready (because, bribery).
Call in your little cherubs and have your camera ready!
A simple picture with your cute backdrop is up first.
#2 Heart Eyes
Have them hold up little hearts over their eyes. You can use Conversation hearts or even paper hearts! I find when you give the kids something to do, other than sit and smile, they are more likely to engage with you and have fun!
#3 Be Silly
My boys love being silly, so I knew this would be a hit. I picked up these lip suckers at Michael’s for about $1 each.
#4 Lay Down
I love a good shot from above. I found this blanket at the Goodwill for $6! You don’t always have to buy new, in fact, I prefer vintage. Valentine colors are all shades of red, pink, white, even gold and silver. Be creative. Look around your house and see what your already have on hand if you don’t feel like browsing the thrift stores.
A while back I picked up this cute little milk bottle. I filled mine with cherry soda, but another good idea would be to use milk and add a drop of red food coloring to make it pink. If you don’t have milk bottles, a mason jar would also work great! Now I get to put those adorable arrow straws to use!
I hope you have fun trying out some (or all) of these photos at home!
Photos by Lindsey Tatum Photography