Choosing a theme for your upcoming photoshoot can be a fun and creative way to express your personality while creating a set of images that go together seamlessly. While you don’t always need a theme when doing a professional photoshoot, it certainly does make things easier for you in terms of choosing outfits, locations, and finding a fun angle to express yourself from! At hushXpose, we find that a lot of our clients choose to have a theme or creative idea that ties their shoot together. This is true whether we are shooting a family photoshoot, a dancer’s audition images, or a business professional’s marketing materials. Luckily, we are here to help you find the perfect theme for your photoshoot! Here are a few things to consider when choosing your theme.
Why photography themes are important
When it comes to getting ready for a photoshoot, a theme can be a great way for you (and whoever will be in your photos) to create a cohesive and interesting image. A theme will allow you to start zero-ing in on what the best options for you are in terms of makeup, outfits, props, and locations. It is also a great way for you to connect all of the photographs in a set together under an overarching theme.
What is the purpose of your photoshoot?
When choosing the theme for your photoshoot, think about what the purpose of your photoshoot is? That is, are you taking family photos, professional photos for work and promotional materials, graduation photos, or photos that commemorate a milestone in your life? Some common photography styles that we shoot are:
• Family photos
• Dance photos
• School dance photos
• Graduation photos
• Photos for industry professionals
• Business and branding photographs
• Boudoir photography
Understanding this can help you narrow down on potential themes. Obviously, if you want business photography your theme will go in a completely different direction than fun family photos.
Choose Something Personal
When choosing a theme for your photoshoot, choose something that is personal and that will feel natural during the photoshoot. If you are taking graduation photos, for example, you may decide to include the sport or activity that you participated in during school in some way. Posing with a ball may be a little cliche, but it can also be a great way for your personality to shine through in every photo.
Choose the Perfect Location
Part of choosing a theme for your photoshoot involves choosing the perfect location. For some themes, you may be able to do a shoot at the hushXpose photography studio with, but for other themes, you may want to head out to shoot on location! In Las Vegas, there are a lot of incredible places that you could choose as the backdrop for your theme!
When you make the decision on where to shoot for your photoshoot, consider if the location compliments the theme of your photoshoot. If you are going for a more creative photoshoot, you may consider going out into the world, whereas a business or branding photoshoot may call for a more professional white backdrop in-studio.