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14 Adorable Kid Photo Shoot Ideas for Valentine’s Day

No doubt, there’s nothing cuter than a small child giving another one a valentine. Whether it’s a handful of candy or a kiss on the cheek or even a small handmade card, this is the time of year when you’re totally allowed to break out the camera and snap as many cute photos of your little ones as possible. Instead of embarrassing your kids in front of their crushes or paying a small fortune for baby pics, stage your own fun DIY photo shoot this year. Here are some of our favorite ideas that are a little bit sweet, a little bit edgy and 100% awesome.

1. Heart Glasses: Sometimes all you need to up the cuteness factor are a few accessories. Pick up some babe-sized heart glasses and a li’l v-day onesie for a simply adorable pic. (via Bodh Photography)


2. Paper Heart Kisses: Have your kiddo blow paper heart kisses this Valentine’s Day. Simple to DIY and always charming, this photo backdrop will create pics you cherish for years to come. (via Jenny Rae Keller)


3. Balloons: We can’t even deal with how cute this tiny tot is. And the red and pink balloons really take it to the next level. Bonus points if you use heart-shaped balloons. (via BonBon Rose Girls)


4. Pink, Pink, Pink: Tutu? Check. Pink garland backdrop? Check. Pink flowery headband? Check. Perfect photo op? Check and check. (via Millionayres)


5. Pucker Up: Your little heartbreaker may not be close to snagging the boys (or girls) just yet, but this chalkboard announcement board is a good place to start. (via Esther Dorotik)


6. Candy Hearts: Let your favorite tiny person’s spunky personality shine with a silly candy heart pic. Have them choose their favorite phrase and go wild. (via Praise Wedding)


7. Kissing Booth: We know the last thing you want to think about is your child getting older and kissing other people, but this adorable booth might be too hard to pass up. After all, they have to start somewhere, right? (via Indulgy)


8. Dream of Love: Your newest addition deserves a heart-filled moment in the spotlight. This “balloon” backdrop is a cinch to set up during nap time. (via Piccsy)


9. Stylish Little Man: If you can get your tot to sit still long enough to snap a photo like this one, major kudos to you, supermom. (via Heather Neal)


10. XOXO, Gossip Girl: This kind of shoot is a great option if you want to display some sweet photos of your child online without compromising their privacy. The final look is Internet-appropriate and perfect for sharing. (via Pear Tree Greetings)


11. Marquee Lady: A spattering of lights and a heart-shaped marquee give this photo shoot an ethereal feel — perfect for a young and spritely girl to take center stage. (via Project 52)


12. Mama’s Boy: Don’t worry, those arm tattoos are totally fake. But man, they sure are cute for this mama’s little heartthrob! (via The Lovebugs)


13. Girl Power: Who says girls have to wait around for boys to give them valentines? This Hunger Games-eque photo shoot gives all the power to the little lady with the bow and arrow. (via Crave Photography)


14. Sugar Rush: Instead of asking your kids to “say cheese,” get them to break out their biggest grins for some giant pink lollipops. Here’s the sweet deal: They can eat ’em after for a treat if they let you snap some photos first. (via Pear Tree Greetings)

Which of these photo shoots is your favorite? Do you have any tips for getting kids to pose for Valentine’s Day pictures? Talk to us in the comments.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*