12 Romantic Valentine’s Day Photo Ideas
- Date: December 15, 2022
- Topic: Photography
- By: Peerspace
Who doesn’t love good, romantic Valentine’s Day photo ideas? If you’re looking to treat your sweetie to something special this Valentine’s day, a photoshoot can be one of the most effective ways to set the mood. What mood you end up setting will of course depend on the theme of your shoot. To ensure you’ll really wow your darling honeybun, we’ve cooked up some heart-melting photoshoot ideas to get the juices flowing.
When mulling over Valentine’s day photoshoot ideas, you’ll want to consider the location of your shoot as more than just a backdrop. After all, you can also make use of the space as the setting of a romantic date! For this, Peerspace is here to help.
Peerspace is the world’s largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals. Its extensive catalog features countless multipurpose venues in tons of locations that can meet your Valentine’s day needs. Each listing includes photographs of the location, reviews from real renters, and a description provided by the local host. That way, you know exactly what you’re getting before you book a venue. But let’s get on to the list, and you can go from there.
1. Our hearts go thump-thump
You’ll want to go with a classic red ensemble with some velvet curtains (red), a four-poster bed (also red), some candles (preferably red), and maybe some rose gold for good measure.
If you happen to be in San Diego and are looking for a heart-starting venue for this shoot, look no further than this red-themed moody lair. It is a 1,200-square-foot “hideout” home with multiple themed rooms to bring your shoot to life. A Peerspace user who also chose this home for the site of a romantic shoot shared the following review: “THE BEST PLACE TO DO A SHOOT EVER!!! The hosts went above and beyond to make sure everything was absolutely perfect for us. I’m so happy I decided to use their space for my elopement/boudoir shoot!!”
2. City serenade
A great way to wow your lover this Valentine’s Day is by taking them off the beaten path to somewhere that’s normally out of reach. For some, this could be the roof of a building overlooking a city, where you and your partner can appreciate the awe-inspiring skyline, hand in hand. If we’ve learned anything from romcoms, a rooftop serenade is a great way to express your love.
For those in Hoboken, this rooftop view of the NYC skyline is definitely one of a kind. The venue is actually a music production studio that just happens to have a rooftop with epic views. So if you and/or your SO are musically-inclined, you may also want to cuddle up and record a romantic duet while here!
3. Worlds away
One of the most enjoyable things you can do to spice up the status quo of a loved one’s life is to take them somewhere they haven’t been. While some of you may be able to take your partner abroad for Valentine’s Day, others may not be able to do so. No worries! With some creative effort, you can recreate a foreign cultural experience at home.
To give you an idea of what we’re thinking of, check out this beautifully rendered Moroccan setting in Houston. With more than 300 rave reviews, this studio is legendary, as a reviewer shares: “This was the THE best experience ever. Spacious and as beautiful as pictured! I couldn’t have imagined a better place to shoot our maternity pictures. Thank you, thank you I’m so excited to see my pictures!”
4. A royal engagement
Love and finery go hand in hand. Out of all our Valentine’s Day photo ideas, this one gives you the royal treatment. Dress in your finest clothes, find a setting with some Victorian furniture, a tasteful backdrop of floral wallpaper, and strike your most dignified pose for the camera.
For the royals in Miami, this velvetine cigar lounge might be calling your name. It actually comprises three luxurious sets, including a sultry bedroom, pictured above.
5. Bubble bath supreme
Nothing says “sensual” quite like a bubble bath. While this shoot may not be for all the lovers out there, it is definitely one of our more relaxing Valentine’s day photoshoot ideas. Grab your partner, some bath salts, bubbles, and cognac.
Don’t have a tub? Want to simulate the shoot without getting wet? Then check out this light and airy bathtub-ed loft in Chicago. It’s a gorgeous space with a clawfoot tub and plenty of natural light.
6. Do I hear wedding bells?
This shoot is not for the casual lovers out there. However, for those planning a wedding, or who have yet to announce their engagement, this may be the romantic shoot for you. Sharing pics of you and your partner in a church may be one of the best ways to tell your family that the sound of wedding bells can be heard in the distance.
For the Boston native, this impressive and historic church will do the trick. As a Peerspace reviewer shares: “The venue was beautiful and in excellent condition. Edwin was very professional and the rental was seamless. A wonderful shot location!”
7. Mind-bendingly in love
Love has the power to alter the state of our consciousness and take us outside of ourselves. What better way to communicate the mind-altering forces of love than by hosting a psychedelic photoshoot. Grab a magic eye poster, some lava lamps, colorful props, and you’ll be set.
Those in San Francisco looking to express their elevated state of consciousness should check out this psychedelic and mind-melting studio. It’s a petite studio covered in super shiny mylar that reflects and refracts the on-site colorful LED lights and lasers.
8. Dream house fantasy
If you and your partner are dreaming of buying a house together but haven’t been able to make it happen yet, this romantic shoot can help you imagine what it would be like. There are plenty of fully furnished homes available to rent for the day, and you’ll just have to find one in your style.
For the Cincinnati native going for a timeless look, this bright and elegant house could be for you. It’s a lavish Beaux Arts mansion dating back to 1908, with chandeliers, a marble foyer, gold-leafing.
9. Poolside party
Out of our Valentine’s day photo ideas, this one transitions almost seamlessly into a fun date. Grab your trunks, some cold ones, and a sun hat, and take to the pool.
If you’re in St. Petersburg, FL, then this tropical oasis with a hot tub and waterfalls is your ideal romantic getaway. There’s even an outdoor bar for mixing up some inspired Valentine’s Day drinks.
10. We’d drink to that
Speaking of! For the bar-hopping duo, we suggest a photoshoot at your favorite pub, saloon, or one that you can actually rent out for the evening. This photoshoot idea is romantic and communicates your shared love of going out and having fun.
Those in Denver looking for a classy bar should definitely take a gander at this classic wood-paneled speakeasy-style bar. A Peerspace reviewer calls it an “Absolutely spectacular space. Beautiful lighting, very moody colors, furniture and space. Could not have found a better venue for our photo shoot.”
11. Love is music to my ears
For those fortunate enough to play an instrument, you may want to consider a photoshoot that captures you musically wooing your beloved. This shoot doesn’t have to be all serious or romantic, even though it certainly can be — there are lots of goofy lovers out there who wouldn’t mind being serenaded by a maraca or a bagpipe.
But if you’re looking for somewhere classy with a piano, this Philadelphia loft could be ideal. It has a “choose love” heart mural and, of course, an amazing baby grand vintage Baldwin piano.
12. Debutante ball
The last of our Valentine’s day photo ideas, this one takes you old school. A debutante ball was a celebration of young people coming out to show themselves off to potential suitors. Your etiquette, manners, and appearance were all on display, and you would parade yourself around to woo those in attendance.
For debutantes in New Orleans, you’ll want to check out this classic Southern-style home for your coming-out photoshoot. You can take pics on the gorgeous balcony, in the bathtub, or even in the bedroom for a sultry boudoir shoot!
Peerspace makes your Valentine’s Day photo ideas come to life
Haven’t decided? You might want to check out some of Peerspace’s other venues for inspiration and a location for your romantic date. From professional studios to one-of-a-kind penthouses, we have it all in a location near you.
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