Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot {How TO}

Happy Valentine’s Day!
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I think this just might be my favorite holiday. I didn’t dress my house up this year but I did dress up my little girl for it:0)) I know  I know..what about the boys?!! I have nothing to say in my defense…lol
BUT…..Here’s an easy photo shoot to dress up your little doll with cheap props:0)My last photo shoot was outside in our backyard. This time I decided to set up in the house because it was in the morning and it was still a little chilly out. So I set up a backdrop using some fabric I picked up at goodwill that was very similar to some ties that I made for the boys at Christmas.
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This fabric had a wider pin stripe and was PERFECT. I ironed it out a bit and pinned it to the wall using some tacks. Then I added  blocks, bins, heart wreath, and foam hearts that I picked up from Target from the ONE dollar section. I’m really lovin that section:0) The blocks can spell LOVE, XOXO, HUGS and KISSES…. so cute! Her shirt even came from the dollar section!
I used her Christmas pettiskirt that I got from my favorite and VERY VERY AFFORDABLE pettiskirt shop Adorabelle. They are sooo fluffy and full, which is what you really want when your looking for one. Follow them on Facebook and you will get all the promo codes! I got hers for 20.00 including shipping back in December.
I used my 85mm lens.  These were my settings:
  • ISO:1600
  • f/2.8
  • 1/60s
I think I could have used a lower ISO…but I guess I didn’t really think about it:0) Next time I might just try AUTO ISO and see what setting the camera recommends and adjust from there.
The room doesn’t get any direct sunlight and it was just fine, great actually:0). I boosted up my exposure during editing ( I like my photos bright:0) but that was it.
I loved how they turned out. I think my favorite is how her baby fat is hanging out…lol! Take a look C…
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So there you go. Doing a Valentine’s shoot can be real easy. Set aside thirty minutes insert a well feed baby onto a mommy made backdrop and take a few snaps of your’s not to late;0)


  1. She’s so presh!! You always do a great job.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Adorable! Fantastic idea.

  3. Awesome!! She is beautiful!!

  4. Ohhhh! Boys in front of all that sugar and spice would’ve caused wrinkled little noses. :)

    I have to bloglift this! Never thought about something so simple for holiday pics. Thanks!

    I’m a new follower.


  5. Gorgeous! What a wonderful idea!

  6. What beautiful photo’s! You did a fabulous job.

  7. Carrie @

    HI! Thanks for commenting on my blogfrog post! Now Im following you on Twitter…looking forward to getting to know you there :) Have a great weekend.

  8. Destiny!!!I’m lovin the home photo studio and Little Miss Alivya is just adorable!!!! I’ll have to try this idea out for Easter! ;)

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