What do you mean by
“Themed Photo Session“?
Last week’s blog talked about what a portrait is and the “origin” (so to speak) of that definition. You may have visited my website and wondered “What is a themed session” so I wish to clarify that here.
Theme: the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic. “the theme of the sermon was reverence“
Theme (as defined by Webster’s Dictionary): 1. the main subject that is being discussed or described in a piece of writing, a movie, etc; 2. a particular subject or issue that is discussed often or repeatedly; 3. the particular subject or idea on which the style of something (such as a party or room) is based;
Let’s start with a subject. Some favorites today are “steampunk”, “ren-fair”, “Disney Princess”, “Star Wars”, “Road Warrior”, ….you can get as general or specific as you want. That is part of the confusion (in my opinion) which I hope to clear up with this post.
Take “disney princess” for instance.What child hasn’t grown up with a favorite Disney character? We all have our favorites. My children both have had different favorites throughout the years…and all of my nieces and nephews too. I even have my own personal history of favorites. 🙂 Which one is YOURS?
Maybe you need a little more information on themes to get the bigger picture. Let me show you by providing a few examples we can all usually relate to.
Example one: a luau with characters such as lilo, stitch, Elvis, hula dancers, surfers…all of these would be a fun group session with Hawaiian theme.
Example two: the tea party. Can you see where this one is going? A tea party could be a traditional tea party with tea and cakes OR you could incorporate a Mad Hatter, a white rabbit, Alice in her blue and white version by Disney, a “dark alice”, (or another of your own creation).
Example three: Cosplay or ComicCon (yes this is very general). Take any cosplay character or comicCon character you would find at a cosplay or Comic Convention and build on it. This can include DC (or Marvel) Heroes, star wars, anime and other such characters.
Other examples: Decades: 1980’s, 1970’s, 1960’s (pick your favorite era).
No matter what your theme choice. Be sure to provide your photographer with plenty of background information such as: Character; Setting; is it just you or does this session require a group of people? Is this a new thing or a passion since your childhood days? Please feel free to explain something new. 🙂 There is so much creativity out there and so many possibilities to have fun with that no one can keep track of everything. That’s another beauty of themed sessions. Each will be unique to the individual and the photographer. Life is an adventure. Photos should be fun.
There are many themed activities today. Laser tag sessions have themes. Just look at a few options in the Tulsa area. Family entertainment venues have themes. It’s today’s “thing”. So grab that train and let’s take an adventure trip to your favorite destination!
Think a “theme session” is a wonderful idea but don’t have any idea how to put one together? or what theme to choose?…Contact us. We’d be happy to walk you through it.