It’s almost your birthday and you want to do a birthday shoot to commemorate the special occasion but what should the theme be? I get asked a lot about ideas for birthday photoshoots that aren’t basic which is why I put together this list of 6 birthday photoshoot themes for ladies. Onto the first theme!
The Queen/Princess- This is a fun and cute theme that I see a lot of ladies going for today. With this theme you would want to dress in some of your fanciest attire, we’re talking a nice dress, some heels (or sneakers if you’re like me and can’t walk in heels so you wear sneakers with dresses lol), maybe some fancy gloves, and a crown or tiara. If it is shot indoors you’ll want your photographer to have a throne for you to sit in and maybe a balloon arc if you’re very fancy. If you’re outdoors you may want to take these pictures somewhere in a garden or if you live in Cincinnati the Loveland castle. The point of this theme would be to showcase you as the queen or princess that you are.
Number Balloons- Our second theme has also become very popular in recent years but I’ve put a little twist on it so that it isn’t basic. You’ll need to get number balloons to match the age that you’ll be turning. you’ll want to dress up in your favorite outfit, it can be dressy or more casual, the choice is yours. Some people like to have extra balloons in the background too so that the scene looks more festive. For this theme, you can have the balloons in the back while popping a bottle of champagne if you’re of age. Another option is to have confetti falling while you pose with the number balloons. If you’re looking for something to showcase your personality you can use a hobby you do to add personality to your pictures. For example, if you play volleyball you might want a picture of you spiking the ball with the balloons in the background, or if you roller-skate you might want a picture of you rolling around with the balloons in your hand. There are a lot of different possibilities.
Champagne and Cake- Once again this idea is for those who are of age. In this theme, you will be mimicking a cake smash photoshoot like toddlers do but with a fun twist…you get to have a bottle or glass of wine or champagne with you to enjoy. This type of session is usually done in a photography studio so you have a backdrop behind you and maybe some balloons or other decorations. You might want to go with a color theme to match the color of the cake. Some ladies like to dress up for this shoot while others dress more childlike in a tutu to mimic their younger years.
Movie / Television Theme- This is a fun theme, especially for a movie or TV buff. If you have a favorite television show, movie, or character from a movie or television show then this might be the perfect theme for you. For example, maybe you like the show Grownish and int to dress like the min character Zoey or maybe you love Elle Woods from Legally Blonde. Both of these are characters you could dress up as for your photoshoot. If you’re into Anime this would be a perfect time to cosplay as your favorite character.
The Goddess- For this shoot, you would dress up in one of your most glamorous outfits and have a prop headpiece to go along with it. It would be a good shoot for both outdoors and indoors. The point is to have you dressed up like a goddess and looking like a million bucks. For this shoot, you may want to be outside in a park or garden-like mother nature or you might want to be in a studio with some cloud props. Just look to old greek mythology pictures for inspiration!
Decades- This last theme is for those who love dressing up in different styles from different decades. For this theme, you would dress up in clothing from the year you were born. You would also have a set design that would look like it was from that time period as well. For example, if you’re born in the 80s, you’ll probably wear some bright and colorful clothing like neon leggings, or a blouse with padded shoulders, big hair, and maybe even some props like a boom box. You also might want some balloons to show the year you were born in the background.
I hope this list of 6 birthday photoshoot themes for ladies, has given you an idea for your next birthday photoshoot. If you’d like to book one with me be sure to go to the contact page and reach out! See you all next week.