When I have a new client book a session I send them my “New Client Form” where I ask them several questions about their family. I found out that this little guy has a sky/stars themed nursery and was so excited. This is probably the only theme that I have (or could borrow) enough props to do a session around. It was fun to do something a bit different than my usual.
Occasionally I get asked about doing themed sessions (usually sports or “girly” things). As you might be able to see from my portfolio, I rarely do them. Because my clients typically come to me for my natural, simplistic, classic style, I really don’t have the coordinating props, backgrounds or stylized sets that are required to really pull off a themed session. Using props that add to the image, while not competing for (or taking away) attention from the baby is very tricky. That said, I will almost always give parents creative freedom on at least one set up whether it is using a special item, outfit or heirloom.