It’s always fun to think outside of the box when it comes to making your photos memorable and unique. The goal is to enhance your personality without the prop being distracting, and taking away from YOU! I am sure you have all seen a photo with a prop overload!
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Prop ideas for sessions with kids:
Ice Cream or Popsicles – best to leave these towards the end of the session to avoid a major mess! Or if these are too messy, lollipops are great
Set up a picnic
Their favorite teddy bear, doll, or toy
Wagon or Sled
Prop ideas for families and couples:
Flowers – bouquet, crown, carry in a tote
Beach Cruiser – Bicycle
Picnic or Campfire
Wine, Beer, Champagne or Cocktail
Your pets (yesss.. I just said it, use your pet as a “prop” ) dog lover and owner here!
Books or Newspaper (So cute for an at home lifestyle session)
Cook Book and utensils (again, perfect for a romantic at home couples session OR if you like to cook with your kiddos)
Prop ideas for branding and content creation
Coffee Mug or Wine Glass
Laptop or Tablet
Office Supplies | Planner
Tools from your trade (industry specific) see example below
Your desk (home office)
Products you sell
Props are best used when they compliment you and highlight your personality. Another bonus is it give you something fun to focus on and breaks the ice. You will get some really great candid and unposed images using simple props. Be careful to not over do it with props!
What are your favorite props to use during a photoshoot? Drop me a comment below