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Photography tips for your sweethearts

Nichole Beaudry strives to capture the wonder, beauty, and whimsy in the small moments with her children. She earned her undergraduate degree in English from The University of Texas and her master’s in English from California State Un...

Pro tips for capturing loved ones

There's no better time than Valentine's Day to capture the ones we love most. But way-too-busy kids and husbands who tend to run from the camera can make that tricky. The amazing team at The Photographer Within has some tips for us.

Team up

Jessica Holden photographer sample image | Sheknows.com

Jessica Holden is also a team member at TPW in addition to being a freelance writer, editor, photographer and an incurable romantic who absolutely loves Valentine’s Day!

When we asked her to elaborate, she explained, "I love taking the time to come up with a cute shoot that I can do with my daughter. The idea is to make it fun for both of us. I include my daughter in planning the shoot, so together we find a prop that inspires us — candy, paper hearts, twinkly lights — and then we play." They usually shoot in her daughter’s room, which Jessica says has the softest, prettiest light in their home, and they blast their favorite music. She tells us that the shoots are a success because her daughter is involved in the process from beginning to end, so it becomes something they enjoy doing together and they look forward to it every Valentine's Day!

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