15 Feb

The Valentine’s Portraits

Ariane uses her Valentine powers to send out hearts into the world.

For Valentine’s Day I invited some of my friends over to pose for a Valentine-themed photo shoot. The idea was inspired by the work of Katie Sokoler and her “kiss in your pocket” flip book.

Boris is my Valentine

I cut hearts from red and pink paper to create a background, and picked up sparkly hearts and red tulips for props.

Happy happy Valentine's Day

Kay and Ross are Valentines

I asked people to ham it up for the photos. Valentine’s Day is afterall one of the cheesiest holidays ever, and standing in front of a wall of hearts calls for anything but serious expressions.

(Sadface) Be my Valentine

Valentine Smoochies

The portraits all turned out awesome and everyone looks very cute and funny. I love it when an idea comes together so well. A full set of my Valentine’s portraits can be found on flickr.

© Rachael Ashe