I tried to get a picture to create valentines this year. Out of 110 shots (thank goodness for digital cameras!) this is the best one. (A lamp fell over - that's why they're all looking perfectly in that direction.)
Since C's first Valentine's Day, I always went to a certain portrait place that had the pictures done in an hour and had the best props (cupid wings, bows & arrows.) It was pricey, but I only went once a year, used coupons, and bought enough to send out a few cards and get a couple 8x10's. Unfortunately, that place went out of business. (Well, they're still in business, but there aren't any close to us anymore.)
In an effort to save money, I decided to try and take them myself this year. Hopefully it will take only 100 more shots to get the "one" I love!