My kids awoke this morning with their Valentine cards all ready to hand out to their classmates and joy over the impending sugar they hope to consume by the end of the day! We will be celebrating the special day as a family with some Valentine games and crafts (thank you Pinterest)! I may make some special Shirley Temple drinks for the kids and I think we may even go out to dinner (yay – no dishes)! What are your plans for celebrating Valentine’s Day?
As a Sacramento Children’s Photographer I have always enjoyed doing Valentine Mini-Sessions. I thought I would share just a few of my cuties from this year with you today and hopefully next year I will see YOUR little cutie for my Valentine Mini’s!
I was excited when mom and dad were willing to get in front of the camera during our session as well – I loved mom’s lace-overlay top! Bonus: now they have an adorable updated family photo to hang on their wall all year long and a couple of just the two of them as well!
Then this little sweetie came to my home studio – I love photographing this stage of babies when they are just starting to sit-up on their own, but not crawling away too fast! 🙂
Finally a personal share…my daughter.
My 2nd grade son is starting to get a little self-conscious about what other kids think and didn’t want to pass out pictures of himself for Valentine’s this year. As a photographer I wanted to photograph him anyway, but as a mom I decided to respect his wishes and skip the annual Valentine photo session. Sometimes my poor photographer kids need a break from mom’s camera and although it can be tough to resist all of the images I have in my head for them, it always works out better for all of us when I give them their space for awhile.
My 5 yo daughter was more than happy to tag along on my mini-sessions though and it was fun capturing a couple of poses for her Kindergarten Valentine’s Day card. I may be a tad bit biased, but I think she’s adorable!
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