We have a choice every year when Valentine’s Day arrives. We can go old school and get a pack of grocery store Valentines for the kids to distribute at school, as well as one of the many cliché gift alternatives for our significant other. Alternatively, we can get inventive and use our photography skills to create something one-of-a-kind for the entire family, a gift worthy of a dozen heart emojis. Choosing the latter, fortunately, does not need the purchase of expensive craft supplies or the creation of elaborate photo backdrops. It can, in fact, be as inexpensive as it is quick and simple. Turn a social obligation into a delightful celebration with these Valentine’s Day photoshoot ideas and recommendations for couples and families.
Photoshoots for Couples on Valentine’s Day:
Working on any of the projects below will earn you more points than that box of chocolates you were considering buying. Still, if you want to score some bonus points, go ahead and grab the chocolates. That’s not a problem.
1. Reenact your first date:
Maybe you’ve only recently begun dating, or you’re constantly being questioned why you’re not married. Perhaps you’re married and want to rekindle the romance. Whatever the case may be, your first date is likely to have a particular place in your and your significant other’s hearts. Why not make the most of it by recreating your first date? It’s a great option for engagement photography sessions, and it’ll help you get your Valentine’s Day off to a good start. You can either use smartphone selfies or instant cameras to capture it, or spend a little money to hire a single photographer (likely the only one who can take the gig).
2. Take a candid selfie doing something you enjoy:
It’s easier than ever to shoot a selfie without seeming like you’re taking a selfie today, and doing so will allow you to capture candid images that look like they were taken by a pro (because they were, by you)! You’ll need to plan ahead for this one, and it can go in a couple of different directions. You can either organise the shoot with your “other” and make it happen on the spot, or you can go into the shoot discreetly, organising your activity of choice in advance and setting up your camera gear in advance, which is really only possible in private settings.
You’ll need a tripod and a camera with either a timer or a remote shutter that you can activate once you’re in position to take the selfie. Have fun with whatever you decide to do! Your reactions will suggest the fantastic days ahead. This portrait would be wonderful as wall art or a social media post that would earn a lot of likes.
3. Include a Boudoir Photoshoot in Your Valentine’s Day Photoshoot:
With a romantic boudoir session, let your guard down and take your Valentine’s Day photoshoot inside the bedroom (or bathtub, as shown above). If you both agree, you may make it a couples portrait session with tasteful but risqué postures, or you can allow the winner of a heated paper, rock, scissors match decide who poses for the occasion. You can even surprise your significant other with Valentine’s boudoir images of yourself (similar to a boudoir selfie session) in a tiny album that you can tuck away in a dresser drawer.
While boudoir sessions are typically used to capture personal photographs, you can add a twist to them by making them amusing (or funny), depending on your mood or sense of humour.
4. Take product photography shots of your Valentine’s Day gifts to immortalise them:
If you prefer to give traditional gifts, you can still include Valentine’s Day pictures. Make use of your macro lens or spend some time composing some product photography images. If you’ve just acquired or received jewellery (such as a new ring), or any other things of monetary or sentimental significance, we strongly advise you to do so.
5. Print Your Photos as Gifts:
As a Valentine’s Day photography gift, you can sometimes use photos you’ve already taken. Bay Photo, for example, has a variety of photo gift choices that you may utilise to make unique gifts with photos you already love.
Thankyou, Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂