Should You Have a Themed Photo Session?
Now even though I mainly seem to shoot headshots and personal branding at present. And, of course before the dreaded L-word, when we could all meet, have parties, and generally enjoy ourselves, I did organise Pamper and Portrait Parties, which were a fantastic hit, oh how I am yearning for those days to return. But, back on track even though what I seem to shoot mainly are business images, I still love to get creative and if I'm honest my creative mind does run away with an idea.
As I write this I am planning an Alice in Wonderland themed shoot, with a lovely bunch of creative women…I can't wait! I also have a few other ideas brewing, Hollywood Glamour and Celebrating Women over 50, I'm calling it '50 & Fabulous'
So how about you, have you ever thought of having a themed shoot, and not just for the kids. Let me know!
You have probably seen many photos that were taken at a themed photo session. Your friends’ kids got their latest pictures taken in matching Western outfits. Your aunt had a movie theme for her wedding pictures. There are countless theme ideas you can use to make your photos interesting, unique, and a reflection of your personality.
If you are considering a themed photo session, answer the following questions discover your ideal theme:
1 – Is this photo session indoors or outdoors? If it's outdoors you’ll probably want to consider a theme that suits the current weather.
2 – What season is it? If you are looking to use a specific backdrop or seasonal prop, use Mother Nature’s current display as your theme.
3 – Do you love a specific historical era, such as the 50's? Or a particular TV series like Star Trek? There are so many eras and movies that you can draw inspiration from. Make a list of shows, movies & eras that you and your family love.
4 – Do you have specific hobbies? Perhaps you are an animal lover, a sports fan or have a passion for fashion. Make a list of your interests and your theme might just jump out at you.
5 – Is this a major life event? Use your pregnancy announcement or your wedding as the perfect excuse for a fun photo session. Use a setting and props that speak to both you and your partner’s interests. There is also tons of inspiration on websites such as Pinterest that you can turn to for ideas
Whatever theme you decide to choose, make sure that it speaks to your personalities so that you genuinely enjoy the process. Themed photo sessions are also usually a great way to encourage children to be involved and to get them excited.
Fancy chatting more about your ideas, drop me a message!
“Creativity is a stroke of genius”
Have fun and laugh until your stomach hurts.