8 Cupid-Approved Valentine’s Family Photoshoot Ideas



Who says Valentine’s Day is just for lovers? Really, it’s about celebrating the ones you love – and that definitely includes your family! This year, grab the kids and a few props for a fun shoot that can be used in a bunch of different ways. You can:

  • Make photo cards and send out grown-up valentines to your loved ones
  • Update your social media profile images
  • Send out an email to all your nearest and dearest – even if you’re not in the same city
  • Save your favorite photo for a year-end project, like a calendar or memory book

The good news is you don’t need to spend a bundle to get that perfect picture. There are plenty of cute (and affordable!) Valentine’s-ready items for the whole family at Old Navy to get everyone into the loving mood.

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Not sure where to get started? Here are some lovely sources of inspiration for a family Valentine’s Day photoshoot!

Hearts Ahoy for Everyone!


Yes it’s an obvious choice – but it’s for a reason! Dress up everyone in something heart-themed for instant Valentine’s magic. For extra fun, try adding a heart prop, like a bouquet of heart balloons or a DIY glitter heart.

Outfit Inspiration:


Two Tone Hearts Patterned Swing Dress for Baby – $10.50
Heart-Patch Boyfriend Skinny Jeans for Girls – $22
Printed Footed Sleeper for Baby – $10.40
Heart-Charm Bracelet for Women – $7.94
Graphic Crew-Neck Tee for Girls – $10.94
Eiffel in Love With Paris Relaxed Graphic Curved-Hem Tee for Women – $15.00

Make Like Cupid and Shoot Some Arrows


Cupid’s bow and arrow is as iconic as a heart when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Take the family out for some serious fun at the archery range, snapping photos while you’re there. A cute caption like ‘Love will always find you’ is all you need to turn your adventures into an extra sweet Valentine’s message. To really amp up the theme, get the kids into some arrow-printed gear or pick up a novelty bow and arrow.

Outfit Inspiration:


Valentine-Print Baseball Cap for Baby – $9
Graphic Bodysuit for Baby – $6.20
Printed Chino Shorts for Girls – $19.94

Buffalo Check Bliss


For a less traditional spin on Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate the season of winter by dressing up in some coordinated yet cuddly clothes. Buffalo plaid has never been hotter (literally!) – it’ll keep the family warm wherever you’re shooting photos and the red color still delivers some Valentine’s-ready flair.

Outfit Inspiration:


Micro Fleece Shirt Jacket for Boys – $10.99
Plaid Midi Shirt Dress for Women – $17.97
Hooded Fleece Poncho for Toddler – $7.99
Wool-Blend Tartan Vest for Men – $31.99

Perfect in Pink and Red


No two colors sum up Valentine’s Day better than pink and red. The simplest way to create a love-themed photo is to dress the family in coordinating shades of these romantic colors. Having a tough time getting the kids to comply? Go for pops of pink and red instead – you’ll still look unified!

Outfit Inspiration:


Regular Fit Classic Shirt for Men – $22
Smooth & Slim Plus-Size Pixie Pants – $45
Classic Poplin Shirt for Boys – $16.94
Mid-Rise Pop-Color Rockstar Jeans for Women – $34.94
Quilted Rolled-Cuff Sweatshirt for Baby – $16.94
Scoop-Back Fit & Flare Dress for Toddler – $10.94
Sueded Fringe Booties for Baby – $12.94

Get Fresh with Flowers


Spring is just around the corner, so don’t be surprised to see an abundance of floral prints in stores. The good news is they also double for a Valentine’s shoot – visit a greenhouse or grab bouquets of your kids’ favorite flowers for a fresh photo concept.

Outfit Inspiration:


Pink Floral Patterned Swing Blouse for Women – $26.94
Fit & Flare Flutter-Sleeve Dress for Girls – $24.94
Mid-Rise Printed Everyday Khaki Shorts for Women – $22.94
Graphic Crew-Neck Tee for Girls – $10.94
Flower-Shaped Sunglasses for Baby – $2.97

Show Your Love for the Outdoors


Valentine’s Day takes place during one of the coldest months of the year. If the winter weather isn’t too brisk, head outdoors for some fun in the sun. You can create a Valentine’s themed snowman, make snow hearts, or just take photos of your very own snow angels. Pro tip: Change out a few accessories and your photos can even work for this year’s Christmas card.

Outfit Inspiration:


Twill Field Jacket for Women – $44.94
Color-Block ½-Zip Windbreaker Anorak for Boys – $29.94
Varsity Bomber Jacket for Girls – $34.94
Full-Zip Fleece Hoodie for Toddler – $19.94

Do Something Sweet


Flowers and hearts are just two traditional parts of Valentine’s Day – but you should never forget the candy! Whether it’s conversation hearts or melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, sugary treats are never sweeter than on Cupid’s favorite day. Get the kids something yummy to much on (or make it yourself!) and capture their pure joy in the moment. Coordinate by wearing clothes in bright candy colors!

Outfit Inspiration:


Oversized Raglan-Sleeve Tee for Girls – $11.99
Color-Block Slub-Knit Tee for Boys – $12.94
Relaxed Boat-Neck Tee for Women – $15.00
Open-Front Cardi-Coat for Toddler – $11.99