Wear your heart on your sleeve, and profess the love that you feel. After all, Valentine’s Day is the day to come clean and unload your heart of all its anxieties. Fill it up instead with love that you get from several quarters – your sweetheart, your kids, your mother or father, and others. Capture those loving moments in photos that help you relive the warmth of that love all over again when the day gets bleak. This day is all about celebrating the very essence of love – the joy of showing it to each other like never before. Making these moments eternal are pictures that say more than what words can.
Photoshoots for Valentines’ day need to have certain essential elements included in them – the symbols of love, the colors of love, the couple in their relaxed best, some great elemental quality that makes the pictures unique with synchronization of setting or backdrop, the mood, and the picture quality. It certainly isn’t necessary to get professional help to make these pictures truly worth sharing. All it needs are some creative ideas and a few practice shots and you could have a splendid album ready.
Here are a few ideas you would want to try out right away without really waiting for Valentine’s Day.
Choose a White and Red theme
The perfect symmetry of this color combination comes from the purity of white and passion of red – the purity of the emotion untainted and unhindered driven by the red of love. Wearing furs, satins in white for a plush feel of luxury, maybe jackets in white leather, or stole in white fur and the backdrop of the red heart would make an impression like nothing else can.
Light Is Right
When taking pictures, getting the right kind of subtle lighting in the backdrop matters and here the beach and the setting sun sets the frame ablaze with romance. No histrionics – simple and innocent in its imagery.
The Colored Powder Effect
Here is a splendid idea to get the right color effect and at the same time create an ambiance which is simple yet unique. Use colored powder and make puffs in the backdrop by simply blowing at it. Use red or vermillion colors to get the effect as in this picture. Wearing white will help highlight the color while it is in a haze.
The Picnic Mat
This is perhaps the most peaceful place to connect with each other’s heart. It could be outdoors or on the greens. The simplicity of the setting can be set ablaze with little heart cutouts in red paper that can be spread randomly to make a huge impact. Here’s how.
Keeping the Message Short
In a day and age when two letters say what you feel really deep cannot quite be ignored for all its potency to impress. Here is how XO is the new age message of love that should be part of this simple but warm message of love that hits its target bang on!
In both these pictures, the backdrop is muted, and the red in the muffler around the neck creates cohesion with the red of the XOs.
Proverbial Red Roses
Perhaps the only day a long dress will look as special on you and the black tie and jacket so suave. When this formal shoot happens, the very transformation of the girl next door to this diva happens instantaneously. The red roses add that sizzle of passion of course in what is mostly a monochromatic frame.
Shapes on the Snow
Well, it could also be shapes on the sand and maybe even writing on the sand or snow – whichever way. The elements in nature do make the perfect expression of love and here is why .
A Love So Gossamer
Yes, for that almost angelic look and feel, all you need to do is wear a lacey dress and leave your hair loose. Wear a beautiful pair of wings and walk into the brightness to help diffuse the light in the picture. It is one of the best ways to get this light from heaven look!
Pour Your Heart Out in the Rain
Well, one cannot predict the weather on Valentine’s, but if it does rain, there could not be a more romantic way to capture the perfect shot for you. You could try and get something red in the frame just to make it seem more relevant.
Bored with Just Hearts?
Well, sitting on a red couch could lend your photo that much more color density and the expression could be all yours to experiment with. In this, she comes on real bold and adds that quirk to the scene.
Wall of Mush
Who says that a simple brick wall is boring. In fact, anything on it gets highlighted as a form of art. In this case, simple pink hearts do the trick but that is not all. Do take several candid snaps and merge those that look like they are in succession. Here are four photos that make up this idea.
The Black and White of Things
There is always one kind of photography that always works and that is in simple black and white mode. The eclectic mix of simplicity with clear definition of forms makes it a pure approach that highlights the beauty of form like very few things do. Here, the small little message board is supposed to convey the message clearly.
Festive yet Sober
Use background lights, a tree with hangings, some festoons, and buntings and the celebratory air could be created with ease. Add to it a simple setting with a cozy couple. There is something utterly romantic in capturing a relaxed posture while everything around looks so festive.
This is a setting that adds joy to the picture right away and affords you close-up shots such as the ones shown. Sit on a swing together, ride a wagon together, or simply slide down the water slide or any other. The instant connection with happiness lends the most winsome of expressions that are truly natural and that is the clincher. The colors come naturally and one could be dressed in similar shades to as to allow the backdrop colors to really come though.