Ah, Valentine’s Day. Adored by many, but scorned by all those who find it has turned a valid emotion into a greeting card cliché. To be honest: We can’t blame them. Especially the photography used around Valentine’s Day is often overly sweet like a candy heart.

But who ever said that Valentines Day has to be a tasteless affair? If you’re looking for love pictures for this day, we’ve put together the following image collection that proves you can celebrate love in a way that realigns the holiday with real life. Our photos are diverse, un-staged, and a little tongue in cheek. The best part: You can license all of them on EyeEm Market right now. Just click any photo to find out more!

Love Pictures Taking Photos Check this out model picoftheday Berlin johnlondon blackandwhite Studio Emotions Model: Emma & Josephine
By Lahai London

Love Pictures food Food and Drink indoors close-up Freshness group of objects Red pink color retail girl girls leeps sexygirl sexyselfie lesbian lesbians sky relax chill Road Body & Fitness fashionable lifestyles Hello world Love
By Андрей Андреев

Love Pictures person relaxation togetherness human finger extreme close up affectionate blackandwhite monochrome photography photography close-up Slovenia The Week On EyeEm
By Ružica Ristivojević

Love Pictures Adult Adults Only beauty close-up Couple Couples❤❤❤ desire full frame heterosexual couple Love love ♥ Lovers people touching
By Piotr Marciński

Love Pictures The Portraitist - 2015 EyeEm Awards selfportrait self portrait portrait Portraits art gallery getting inspired Film light and shadow
By Tclok_

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By Kostis Fokas

Love Pictures Showcase March black and white EyeEm Best Shots Eyeem Philippines street photography
By Melvin Anore

Love Pictures pomegranate background berry fruit close up close-up Dessert food foodphotography Freshness fruit fruits groceries healthy eating healthy food indoors Juice juicy fruit no people organic pomegranate ready-to-eat Red ripe vegan
By Oliver Helbig

Love Pictures Honeymoon Kiss close-up Color Portrait Couple Eyes Closed gay headshot honeymoon human face in Love Innocence Kiss kissing lesbian lifestyles Love person real people Romantic unknown gender Wedding Woman women Market Bestsellers July 2016 Bestsellers
By McCutcheon

Love Pictures animal themes Deer fujifilm FUJIFILM X-T1 fujifilm_xseries Japan Nara Ultimate Japan VSCO vscocam
By Kirk Tang

Love Pictures Man colour of life people
By 陈啊皓

Love Pictures Apple Bed bedroom child childhood children only close-up day Eating food Freshness fruit healthy eating Horizontal human body part indoors Males Modern one boy only one person people sheet snow white
By Leni

Love Pictures coffee time Adults Only coffee break Container Couple day full length human body part leisure activity low section Nature outdoors people photography relaxation Relaxing Sitting sky togetherness wellbeing young adult Enjoy the New Normal Finding New Frontiers
By TYLim

Love Pictures Always Be Cozy Beautiful bestoftheday cozy cozy at home feet Foot human body part human hand Love love ♥ My Year My View people popular Relaxing sock socks SONY a7ii sonyalpha takumar TK Maxx Socksie waiting game warm Lieblingsteil
By Dilşad Şenol

Love Pictures Love close-up textile indoors no people multi colored Gold Golden golden moment gold colored gold color purse purses vintage Dress New year new years eve Textiles New year
By Merethe Svarstad Eeg

Love Pictures pastel colors minimal Minimalist minimalism VSCO Cam VSCO Light fuji fuji x100t Atmosphere minimalobsession interior Interior Views girl detail vscogrid vscogood vscocam Woman vscophile people Feel The Journey Showcase June Fine Art Photography
By Francesco Sambati

Love Pictures Original Experiences Capture The Moment Check this out EyeEm Nature Lover bird holding human body part animals Nature human vs nature From My Point Of View Showcase June people colour of life Telling Stories Differently orange color New Life beauty in Nature finger human hand Bird Photography Growth Save the nature hand Fine Art Photography
By earthin

By El-Taher Alfy

City Lights people bokeh cityscapes city lights Nightphotography Night Lights urban urban landscape girl guy switzerland Basel Colors building Overnight Success Finding New Frontiers Market Bestsellers 2017
By Rafael

Wooooohoooooooo! Capturing Freedom EyeEm Best Shots
By Denise Kwong