Should You Have a Themed Photo Session | North Oaks, Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

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:

Is this photo session indoors or outdoors? If it’s outdoors you’ll probably want to consider a theme that suits the current weather.

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 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.

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 a major life event? Use your pregnancy announcement or your wedding as the perfect excuse for a fun photo session.  Is your baby turning one?  Use a setting and props that speak to both you and family’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.


Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota who also enjoys putting together fun themed sessions for kids and their families (and friends).  To book your next session with Michele or to inquire about a day of themed mini sessions with your friends e-mail michele@mqnphotography.com or visit mQn Photography | Twin Cities Photographer

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Lil’ Slugger Studio Session | Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

From NICU to the ballpark, this lil’ slugger turned one!  I had such a fun studio session with this cutie.  We took some portraits, had some fun and smashed a cake, just what turning one is all about.  I can’t wait to go through all the images but I wanted to post a few sneak peeks.  Enjoy!  To view my favorites from the session follow me on Facebook where they will be posted in a couple of weeks.


Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota.  Michele photographs on location or in her studio located in Northeast Minneapolis.  To book your next session with Michele please visit mQn Photography | Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

Letters to Our Children; September ~ Minnesota Portrait Photographer

Dear Tyler & Kendall, I missed writing you a letter last month because we were on vacation enjoying out California time!  And then we came back and my computer crashed!  Thank goodness all our vacation photos have been backed up!  But maybe next month I’ll write a letter about our vacation this month I wanted to share the pictures we did before vacation.  We had so much fun looking for a “sandlot” to do our very own baseball session.  I mean seriously do you remember how much fun it was to get dirty.  Brand new t-shirts and shoes and I actually told you to go out and kick some dirt around and get dirty.  Good times!  So this month is all about the pictures (over share alert)!  I hope you enjoy as much as I did taking them and editing them! (and again so thankful I have online back-up because it would have really sucked to have lost all these fun images).  Love you both all the numbers!

Sandlot 1 Sandlot 2 Sandlot 3

 

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