How to Throw A Fun and Unique Portrait Party That Everyone Will Love

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And What is a Portrait Party Anyway?

Portraits can be expensive and time-consuming to take. That’s why it’s not uncommon to see people getting together, splitting the costs, and having their portraits taken at portrait parties. But what if you want to do something a little different? If you want to have a fun portrait party that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, read on to find out how you can throw the perfect event.

Portrait Party Themes

If you’re looking to throw a fun and unique portrait party, you should consider doing something different. There are a lot of themes you could go with for your party, but here are some popular ones.

  1. Family Day
  2. Holiday Themed (Valentines Day, Christmas, Etc.)
  3. Kindergarten Graduation
  4. High School Graduation
  5. Bring your Pet
  6. Harvest Party
  7. Tea Party
  8. Flashback (80’s, 90s..)
  9. Costume Party
  10. Murder Mystery

How to Throw a Portrait Party

The key to a successful portrait party is to plan ahead and make sure that you have plenty of time for the event. You will need to spend a lot of time planning the party and preparing for it. You need to find a venue, organize food and drinks, hire a photographer, arrange time slots for each person to take their individual pictures, collect their money, and plan activities to keep everyone entertained while they’re waiting for their closeups.  If that sounds daunting, contact us to see how we can take some of the weight off your shoulders. In order to make sure that the party is as fun as possible, you should also make sure that the activities you have planned are fun, and centered around the theme or one thing all of your guests like. Here are a few ideas for activities to make the party fun and unique. If you’re hosting a party for your kids’ soccer team, have the kids do drills with their parents, as a team, for prizes. For a valentines day party, have your guest make valentines like you did when you were in school. The more unique the idea, the more fun you will have!

How to Make a Portrait Party a Success

The key to making a portrait party a success is to make sure you stick to the schedule. You don’t want to go over on time, and have your photographer charge you for additional hours, or have them leave before everyone has had a chance to take their pictures. Create a signup sheet in google forms (it’s free) or send out a group email and have everyone pick a time for their pictures, and agree to be there on time, or forfeit their spot. Some portrait parties start at $300 per person. Forfeiting your spot is not something you or your guest would be happy about when spending that kind of money. Also prepare your guest for the amount of time they will have in front of the camera. Since the photographer will be dealing with multiple people or families in the span of a few hours, they will want to be as quick and efficient as possible. Plan for each person to have a 10-15 photoshoot. Remember this is a professional photographer, so they should be able to get pictures of everything they need in that time frame.  

A portrait party is a great way to get creative and have a lot of fun. It can be a great opportunity to get professional portraits of yourself and your friends at a discounted price. If you are considering hosting a portrait party, you should consider the following things: – If you are hosting a party, make sure you have a good amount of time to plan it – Contact a photographer ASAP- Consider the time of year when you are hosting the party – Consider the time of day you are hosting the party- Consider the theme of the party- Plan your guest list with your theme in mind – Consider the number of guests you will have- Consider the location of the party – Consider the food you will need – Create a schedule and stick too it- Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

If you’d like some help from a professional photographer planning or executing your party, email us at info@artfulelegacnephotography.com today!