Valentine’s Day Pictures!

 

This is such an easy Valentine's photo idea!  Make lights look like hearts with 4 simple  steps.

The end of January is here, and that means Spring is that much closer. It also means Valentine’s Day is coming up. Here is a SUPER easy Valentine’s idea. I plan on sending these pictures to Grandparents in a cute frame or maybe just in a handmade card from the boys. Here’s how you make lights look like hearts. You won’t believe how simple this is.

1.Tack up some christmas lights. I used icicle lights with white wiring so that they blends in with the wall easily. I also used clear push pins to secure the lights to the wall.

This is such an easy Valentine's photo idea!  Make lights look like hearts with 4 simple  steps.

 

This is such an easy Valentine's photo idea!  Make lights look like hearts with 4 simple  steps.

2. Cut out a lens size circle and in that circle cut out a heart.

3. Tape that on your camera lens.

This is such an easy Valentine's photo idea!  Make lights look like hearts with 4 simple  steps.

4. Set your cute models up and start snapping pictures! You might have to play around with your camera settings. I found the best results by having my boys closer to me (the camera) than the wall with the lights. I had my aperture very low (1.4-2) which does fun things with the lights in the background. After I readjusted the cut out heart (it was interfering with my camera’s auto focus), it was game time. The shots came out so cute. I am excited to send them out to my parents and in loves (my in-laws) for a fun valentine’s surprise.

This is such an easy Valentine's photo idea! Make lights look like hearts with 4 simple steps.

I practiced a bit on my pup, Mako. He was a good sport, but did get a little bored after he saw no ball throwing was involved. It was easier to practice on him since he will sit still. One of my boys will be 3 in a few months and the other is 19 months…. so they don’t sit still for long.

Valentine's Day Photo Idea! Make lights look like hearts with 4 easy steps.

This is such an easy Valentine's photo idea!  Make lights look like hearts with 4 simple  steps.

Thanks for reading.

**A quick note. You can cut out any simple shape. Try a star, christmas tree, anything. Get creative! And let me know how it turned out!**

 

 

5 Comments on Valentine’s Day Pictures!

  1. Mary I.
    January 31, 2015 at 8:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the blog, Lindsey, and these pics are gorgeous! I still don’t understand how you got a million little heart-lights with one cut-out…but no matter, since I only have a point and shoot.
    Rock on, kiddo!

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    • lindseyboone
      January 31, 2015 at 8:29 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Mary! And if you ever get a dslr camera, I will show you. Thank you for checking out my site. XO

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  2. elaine
    February 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I can’t get this to work!! i made the heart really small maybe that s why?

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    • lindseyboone
      February 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm (3 years ago)

      Hey there! Sorry this isn’t working for you. I think we can get to the bottom of it. Are you using a DSLR camera? If so then you will be making a bokeh (google bokeh… so cool) or blurred background with the lights. The lens you use matters. The lower the aperture (the faster the lens) the better. 2.8 or smaller is best. My settings for the shots were 1.4-1.8. I do also think a bigger heart size will help. Let me know if that helps! I want to see the results!

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      • elaine
        February 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm (3 years ago)

        I have the canon 70D ..I don’t know if that’s a DSLR..I think its an EOS though..my aperture only goes down to 5.0 for some reason and the lights were kind of working but my daughter was totally dark 🙂 thanks so much for responding to me 🙂

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