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Valentines Day Photo Backdrops

Valentines Day is right around the corner!

Browse our selection of Valentines backdrops by simply typing in “Valentine” into our backdrop search, or you can click here.

Did you that Valentines Day and Photography have more in common than you think?

Around 200 years ago in Dundee Scotland, a man by the name of James Valentine became a notable photographer producing mostly topographical views but, later became renowned for his picture postcards.  He founded a business called Valentine & Sons Ltd. in 1851 and added portrait photography to his repertoire.  His business acumen soon gained him great success and had to move to a Perth Rd., Dundee to open a very large printing works.  Now, you may think that he was responsible for the celebrated, 14th. February we all know as Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day but, he probably wasn’t.  Most people think the notoriety lies with St. Valentine of Rome who was jailed for wedding soldiers who were not allowed to marry and for preaching to Christians.   During his imprisonment it is told that he healed his jailer’s daughter, Asterius and just before St. Valentine’s execution he wrote a letter to her signed “Your Valentine”.

The day was initially associated with romance in Chaucer’s time but it evolved into what we see today with lovers expressing their affections by offering flowers, chocolates and yes, greeting cards known as “Valentines”.  In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”.  They were also given to children in order to ward off epilepsy, also known as Saint Valentine’s Malady.

Since then, handwritten letters have been sadly, some might say, replaced by greeting cards accompanied by romantic dinners.  High schools, in many parts of the world, celebrate the occasion by having dances and balls.  It is customary to have a picture taken as a souvenir of the event.

Winter Dance Backdrops

At this time of year it seems that we all enjoy dressing up and braving the elements to attend a winter festivity of some description.  Whether it be a school dance, a local, community soiree or a military ball, the chance to revel in traditional decor, music, culinary delights and most of all “good will… More Details

Halloween Backdrops

Halloween Backdrops Halloween is just around the corner and we’ve conjured up a few new halloween backdrops for all the ghosts and goblins out there!  For kids and adults alike, a lot of time is spent on making the perfect costume.  Our backdrops will make your halloween event even more memorable by putting your subjects… More Details

Homecoming 2015

It’s that time of year again and the Homecoming Dance season is upon us.   Demographically, homecoming themes vary greatly.  From simple strawbale to sophisticated staircase and everything in between.  The good news is, we’ve got you covered!  If you can’t find what you are looking for in our search engine (located at the top right… More Details

Backdrop vs Green Screen

Event Photography Is Entertainment (Or at Least It Should Be) As a backdrop creator and manufacturer for the event photography world for more than 30 years, I’ve witnessed many changes in the industry, but none more so than in school dance photography. For those of you who’ve shared the same tenure, you will no doubt… More Details

Summer Sale is Over

Thanks to all of our customers that took advantage of the sale and saved some dough!  For those who missed out, keep checking back.  Rumor has it that we just might be having a sports sale coming up soon. Regards, The Alba-Creative Team More Details

Summer Backdrop Sale!

Yup, it’s that time again for our Summer Backdrop Sale!  Now is the time to get a get a 15% discount on your next backdrop purchase.  We don’t have sales often and they don’t last long (10 days only), so act now before it’s too late!  We’re right into the wedding season and Homecoming is… More Details

Welcome to Our New Website!

As you can see, we have a brand spanking new website!!  We’re still working on a few final tweaks, but we’re up and running.  Hang in there as we are adding plenty of new backdrops as well as a portfolio, so keep checking back.  We’ll be right here! More Details


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