We have the cutest Valentines pictures & Valentines photo ideas. If you’re planning a little Valentines Day photoshoot with your kiddos, here is awesome inspiration for capturing the best Valentines Day images! For your kids Valentines photo session, here are some fun photo ideas celebrating Valentines with memorable photos.

Valentines Photoshoot Ideas with Kids - Kids Activities Blog - collage of 7 different Valentines Day photo shoot ideas with kids from red heart props to helium balloons and other fun things to celebrate the holiday
Let’s have a Valentines photoshoot!

Valentine Pictures for Kids

Valentine pictures is not new at my house. Each holiday I love taking a few fun, holiday-themed photographs of my little ones which is a great way to remember the day and what they looked like at that age. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorites because I love the bright red and pink colors.

Oh, and an important thing is that you don’t have to be a professional photographer to have a great time at your Valentine’s Day photo shoot!

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Adorable Valentine’s Day Photoshoot Ideas For Kids

We have a curated collection of the best Valentine’s Day photoshoot ideas for kids that are not only going to result in the final product of beautiful photos, but they are easy enough that you don’t have to set aside a lot of time (requires little cash) because right now is the perfect time.

For your Valentines Day pictures, you can go as as simple or elaborate as you want. Even just stepping outside with a giant red sucker will do the trick!

Let’s preserve our best memories!

1. Valentine Photoshoot Ideas – Chalkboard

Valentine photoshoot ideas with kids - boy on chalkboard with heart thought bubbles
Have some fun this Valentine’s Day by taking photos of the kids.

I thought we would start with the Valentine Day chalk board idea.  The first photo in this article shows heart shaped thought bubbles which is pretty cute but you can grab some even more creative ways to use perfect backdrops.

Valentine photo shoot ideas with kids - boy on heart filled chalk board
Add a few more hearts to the chalkboard!

Or make it more of a scene…this is such a cute Valentine photoshoot idea for the special day to have a heart being pulled out of a magic hat!

Valentine Photoshoot ideas with kids - boy pulling heart out of magic top hat
Love the touch of magic for this Valentine photo idea!

Add some hand-drawn chalk stars for a starry sky or add some colored chalk in a Valentines color scheme.

2. Valentine Photo Ideas – Heart Shaped Balloons

It is pretty cute how a simple prop like some heart shaped balloons can totally make a photoshoot special and feel more Valentine-y.  I love the sweet soft colors in this Valentine photo.

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Soft pink colors and balloons make this Valentine photo even more special.

Red balloons and a bowtie standing in the countryside is a really cute Valentine photoshoot idea for just about any age child.  Check out the cool photos from this photoshoot by MCP Actions.

We are having so much fun…

Another idea I thought was super cute was to use a bunch of balloons as a place for a group of kids to look.  The photo results are adorable…

Photoshoot ideas for Valentines Day with Kids - three girls and red heart balloons
And easy way to get a group of kids looking in the same direction!

Another way to use balloons is to make the child part of the balloon bouquet.  I thought this one was a great idea for kids of all ages. It is a sibling love story!

Valentine photo shoot ideas for kids - girl with three red balloons
I love how the girl is part of the heart balloon bouquet.

3. Valentine Photoshoot Ideas – Valentine Themed Props

So many cute ideas for Valentine photos with props.  The most obvious is hearts!  Here is a more formal heart pose that has a really fun vintage feel.

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Paper hearts, retro dress and pink and white striped wallpaper in this photo.

I love this cute idea that literally takes seconds to photograph…using heart shape sunglasses as a prop as a fun way to easily express Valentines Day.

Valentines Day photoshoot ideas with sunglasses prop - Kids Activities Blog - girl wearing pink heart sunglasses on plain background
Grab a cute photo prop!

The heart prop would work great for an easy baby’s first Valentine picture.

4. More Valentine photoshoots using props are:

  • An umbrella and some “rain” in this super cute Raining Hearts – via Lookie Loo Photography
  • You will need a baby and an arrow for this fun Valentine photoshoot idea, Baby Cupid and Arrow – via Melissa Diep
  • And a large bowl full of conversation hearts is calling out for a baby in this Valentine photo idea, Baby in a Bowl – via A Walker Photography

5. Grab a Valentines Craft for Your Quick Photoshoot

This one is cute and casual and could literally be taken for IG in a matter of minutes.

Valentine photo shoot with kids - casual shot with girl holding homemade paper heart
Kid-made paper heart makes this very IG worthy.

More Great Valentine’s Photoshoot Tips and Tricks

Not all of us can afford to get our photos done in fancy studios. We’d love for our special moments to be done in a nice studio space, but you can make your Valentine’s day photoshoot shots look professional with some little details.

  • You can always edit your photos slightly. Most programs enable you to lighten your photos or make them less blurry which is always a bonus.
  • Set up your room to have optimal natural light.
  • Backgrounds matter! Use a blanket or sheet or poster board for a brighter background.
  • Don’t be afraid to add extra décor like heart-shaped balloons, pretty petals, or any other cute Valentine’s day props like gifts (think box of chocolates, Conversation Heart candy, or flowers). You can get so much cheap decoration from the dollar store.
  • A tripod may help you take clearer portraits if you don’t have a steady hand.
  • Most cameras have a timer setting which is great if you’re trying to get family, friends, and pet in one photo.

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More Photoshoot Ideas for Kids

Valentine Photo Ideas for Photoshoots with kids - Kids Activities Blog
Simple background, good lighting and a little paper heart…cute photo!


Did you get some good pictures on Valentine’s Day of your kids?

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