valentine's day diy photo session video

When I opened the studio earlier this month, I wanted to test the light on pint-sized subjects and also see if a concept I’ve started calling the “Itty Bitty” could work in my 377 square foot space. I invited ten clients over at pre-determined 15-minute appointment times and designed two sets that were themed around Valentine’s Day. I learned a lot throughout the day and also wanted to share how people can create their own DIY Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot at home!

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Materials you’ll need:

  • White wall
  • Red construction paper
  • Painter’s Tape (so it doesn’t leave markings on your wall)

A couple behind-the-scenes photos from our Valentine’s Day Itty Bitty – the set and my dear hubby!

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11 Comments

  1. Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn and Family Portrait Photographer » Studio Tour Update {Behind the Scenes} San Francisco Newborn Photographer
    February 10, 2014

    […] a quick update on the studio! After doing my test shoot, I knew I’d need to bring in artificial lights for various shoots. Today I had my first […]

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  2. Loanemu.com
    May 28, 2015

    Really informative blog post.Much thanks again. Great.

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  3. Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn and Family Photographer Valentine's Day Itty Bitty Photo Shoots! - Brooke Bryand Photography | San Francisco Newborn and Family Photographer
    January 25, 2016

    […] my behind-the-scenes video from 2014 is likely my most pinned video, I love being able to create a new set for each occasion. From the […]

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  4. Mark Harris
    February 9, 2016

    I was wondering where you get the red construction paper that long and that wide ? or did you piece it together

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    • Brooke Bryand
      February 10, 2016

      I bought Savage Seamless Paper (B&H Photo), but you can also find variations on Amazon. I used the 107″ wide so that it fits the kids well with plenty of room. You could get by with the less expensive width (half that width), but you will likely see a seam that you’d have to take out in Photoshop (or cover the seam with hearts!). Good luck!

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  5. Shana
    August 4, 2016

    Thanks for the simple tips! I loved it and they were easy to follow!

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  6. Stephanie
    January 11, 2017

    Thank you. Wonderful, informative, enjoyable.

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    […] White Paper Hearts – via Brooke Bryand […]

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