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What to Wear for a Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot

Hi, my name is Kristin and I’m absolutely terrible at getting holiday cards out in time. I had good intentions to make it happen last year, I really did. But, as per usual, life got in the way and I just didn’t quite get my act together in time to make holiday cards happen. That being said, I didn’t want to pass up on sending cards out completely. We received some lovely holiday cards, after all, and I definitely wanted to return the favor to our loved ones. So, I had a thought…A few years back Megan sent out Valentines instead of holiday cards and I remember it being such a pleasant surprise to find their family Valentine in the mail. Thus, our Valentine’s Day shoot was born. And just in case you like the idea too, I’m going to give you the skinny on what to wear for a family Valentine’s Day photo shoot!

family photos shoot

With any family photo shoot, we’ve always chosen an accent color that’s picked up in everyone’s outfits. In year’s past we’ve done navy, coral, cobalt…I could go on and on. This year, though, our accent color was red. You can can’t go wrong with red when we’re talking about Valentine’s Day right? You could find red in my son’s shirt, my daughter’s dress, my lips and nails and even in the hubs’ socks. And what better palette to set off red than with neutral black and grey?


mommy and me valentine's day style

Valentine's Day sibling style

We’ve also always featured some mixed, yet coordinating prints of sorts in our family photo shoot outfits. Whether we’re talking about stripes and plaid or polka dots and gingham, those mixed prints added such a fun element to our photos. And this year was no different. The hubs rocked a large scale plaid, while my son sported gingham, and we even threw a third one into the mix, the lil’ lady bean’s polka dots. We really went for it this year. Haha!

valentine's day

Photos via Marissa Stratton Photography

So, if you too spaced on holiday cards, why not consider sending out some special Valentines instead? I’ll be sure to share mine with you when they arrive! And for more Valentine’s Day photo shoot ideas, check out our baby Valentine’s day photos, fun with candymommy and me, and, my personal favorite, the one with balloons!

And for more red and black fashion inspiration, check out our take on the leather jackets and dresses combo!

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  1. Ashley says

    Love your outfit! The red of the shoes really pop with the black dress. I’m always one to wear black or grey, so I like the idea of red shoes 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Heather Lawrence says

    Now aren’t those cute!
    We did winter shots a couple of years ago but I haven’t thought of doing ones for valentines before. Red was my favourite color when I was a kid too.. so much fun!

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