Photography with Kristen Duke~Valentine’s Photo Ideas

First off, I’m so glad that many of you enjoyed the post 2 weeks ago about coloring pages.  I did hear that if you don’t have photoshop, that you can use picnik and it’s free online.  Look it up!  Thanks also to those who have purchased my e-book.  I was so excited to see over 600 comments for those that entered the giveaway.  I have been overwhelmed with the response and to hear how it has already made a difference for those that have read it makes me so happy! For more info on the book, read here.

Now onto todays post….

I wanted to share with you some ideas I have had and have seen about how to make your Valentine’s Day a bit more special, by using that handy dandy camera of yours.

Last year, I made picture Valentine’s for my kids and printed them on business card sized cards. I think it is fun to do something personal, this is what I did for my oldest:

I’ve seen this idea in a few places, but most recently from Eighteen25, another fun way to include your kids pictures in Valentine’s.

Take a picture of them holding out their fist and after printing, stick a sucker in it!

What about with a Hershey’s kiss or other small candy like this from Born Again Crafter:

She even shares a step by step if you aren’t quite sure how to do it.

A garland of polaroid kisses by Life is Sweet…

Those of you that have come to my site know that I love the polaroid look on a garland.  She went for the kissing theme and included lots of kissing shots of not only she and her hubby, but kissing on their cute little baby, too.  Do you have kissing images that would be fun to display just for Valentine’s Day? Remember, kids love to see those pics of them out and about…and they need to know that you love your spouse, so why not pull out those shots?  They may say “ew” but it gives them comfort inside. What a great idea this is! Check out more kissing shots on her blog, her writing makes me happy….she sounds very cheerful.  I want to be her friend….she is adorable.

Next, I found this cool idea. This is from Homework:  A branch photo holder.

I just want to carve mine and  hubby’s initials into the heart. Notice the kissing shot…:)
A fun activity to do on Valentine’s Day with the family is to play Family BINGO with pictures! Eighteen25  shared this template and I added my own images with a lovey theme. Can you tell my son in the green jacket is spelling something out?
(Ummm, my hubby looks exactly the same in the 2 couple shots taken 1 year apart…his pose, his tie…).  Lastly, I took my girls out a year ago for a Valentine’s Day photo shoot and here are a few of my favorites:
They are printed and hanging in their room.  And you remember the coloring page I made?  Here is the image I got it from…
What better way to celebrate the holiday of love than with pictures of those you love the most!
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Comments

  1. 1

    I did the lollipop cards last year and people are still talking about them! LOVE THEM… love the kiss idea! I will store that idea for next year!

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    Jen@eighteen25 says:

    i love any ideas that include being able to use pictures!!! and when it comes to valentines… a picture is a must for me. :)
    thank you so much for sharing our valentines and family bingo idea!! jen :)

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    The Jessee Journal says:

    I love photo valentines too! Plus it's a fun excuse to do a photoshoot with my kids in the boring cold month of January :D I posted mine on my blog as well: http://www.utahcountyfamilyphotography.com/2011/02/valentines-photo-inspiration/

  4. 4

    I am loving your personalized valentines day ideas! Very very cute!

  5. 5

    how SWEET! Loved all the features, personalized is the way to go :) Thanks so much for including me! I actually just made some valentine's with the "blowing kisses" theme ;)

  6. 6

    I used pics of my parents' wedding, grandma's wedding and in-laws' wedding for my mantel. I love that there are pics of TRUE love stories up in my house! Plus…the dress trends make for interesting artwork…

    http://marthahasminions.blogspot.com/2011/01/love-stories-valentines-mantel.html

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    Heather Johnson says:

    Love all these ideas. Especially the hanging garland. I am off to do this while the baby is still asleep. Also wanted to ask. Did you already pick the winners for the Disney on Ice, Round 2 of tickets? Still have my fingers crossed. Haven't been able to find anything posted.
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    Thanks.

  8. 8

    Great ideas! This is my favorite part of Valentines…creating new cards and goodies.
    Holly
    504 Main

  9. 9

    I love these cards! I am so bummed I saw them after the big school party. Next year….

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    Amy {The Idea Room} says:

    Great post as usual Kristen! I love all the ideas you found and the cards you have created for your own family!

  11. 11

    These ideas are darling! Thanks!

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