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.
Doing a themed session for an announcement is a great way to make it special too! Doing a gender reveal? An engagement announcement? Cake Smash or 1st birthday session? These are all really fun things to do with a themes session!
Here are some fun things to think about!!
Is this photo session indoors or outdoors? If it's outdoors you’ll probably want to consider a theme that suits the current weather. Especially for cake smash sessions, it is great to make sure the weather will be warm or nice enough to get great photos of your little one!
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.
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.
Is this for a birthday celebration? I think it is so fun when you use the decorations you are using for the party! I often suggest we do these photos a week or so before the actual birthday so that you can use the photos as a fun decoration as well!!
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.