Are you planning to send valentine cards that friends and family will love? Then you should spend a little time thinking about valentine photo ideas, first. There is one simple thing you can do to make your photos pop: use props!
Since most Valentine’s Day photo cards share a palette of pinks and reds, adding a shot of pink or red to your photo is a fun way to tie your photo into the card design. A cute prop, such as a big candy heart or a flower that matches the colors in your card, makes it look like the card and photo were meant for each other.
Less is more, when it comes to props. One eye-catching spot of color will have the most impact. If you have more than one person in your photo, one prop per person is a good rule of thumb. To make the props stand out even more, dress your subjects in neutral colors.
You can also take the opposite approach and use clothing or simple accessories to add punch to your valentine photo ideas. For boys, try a bow tie or hat. For girls, a hair bow or ribbon. A piece of clothing, such as a red shirt, sweater or dress, will achieve the same effect. You can’t go wrong when you think pink!
Look for more valentine photo ideas on our blog, or if you already have a photo ready to go, see how it looks in one of our Valentine’s Day photo cards. You could be done personalizing your valentine cards in minutes!