SandeeCan Blog: Photography Background Setups: VALENTINES DAY

February 11, 2015

Hello again :) I wanted to post a Valentine's Day background setup. Valentine's Day can be the slowest season for a children photographer like myself. So, there are many things I do to make the best out of the sessions I do have.

I try to be a honest photographer to say that my business is slower from January until February 22nd or so, but I do not do boudoir sessions. I have around 10-13 sessions only from this time. So, background and prop cost must remain LOW.

The photographers during this time always bring it hard with cute, cute ideas. So, you have to really collect over the years to not spend a lot during this time to max out profits.

The background in the image can be found online if you look up PHOTOGRAPHY BACKGROUNDS I purchased this one for $70 it is vinyl.

I have no ties with the company I use and never been treated "special" so no need to name them.  Just remember when buying backgrounds to be careful and read the photographer comments first. 


Patience is totally a way to go. Have an idea? Plan it for the next season. I love Hobby Lobby on Danforth and Kelly in Edmond, Ok. The people treat me so well and I always find PRE-SALES on Holiday items. Rock out on that!!

During the planning of our cupid sessions. My hubby, Shawn and I, thought of ways to make the bow and arrow to be easily destroyed. (There is nothing more depressing than an expensive prop that is destroyed right in front of your face before it has made it's money back. We decided to use our famous photography tree in our backyard the upside down mulberry tree. Love that tree! 

We thought ahead to make the bows a bit stronger to withstand the children. I had Shawn make two different sizes to match ages for my already planned sessions.  

-The wings were traded from another client for pictures, and I added to them with duck down feathers we had from our ducks. 

We bent them over simply and bound them with thick hemp. Cut the ends in a way to secure the hemp from slipping off when child play with it. 

 I needed to make a super small arrow that could be totally destroyed. So I found some $.99 toothpick cupcake decorations and taped them together. It worked so well and was so super cute.  

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During Valentines Day season, I keep my favorite idea up for the duration and add personal things per session to make it "custom." 

Have fun and Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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