Work With The Item
(a.k.a vase fillers)
Real Flowers / Fake Flowers
You really can’t beat using flowers, real work best but fake are great in a pinch – and you don’t have to worry about them dying. There aren’t many photos which wouldn’t benefit or look good with some flowers peeking in.
The white cardboard I use is literally just the lid to a cardboard box from Ikea. My first ever photos on my blog where taken on these and I still frequently use them now.
Coloured Card / Paper
Whilst shopping at The Range I came across a pack of patterned paper, advertised as suitable for making cards, wrapping gifts and scrap-booking. They have come in very useful and I love using them alone or angling against the white cardboard.
Marble, marble, marble. How loved you are. I recently bought some marble contact paper and stuck it to large pieces of cardboard and voilà, perfect, chic backgrounds.
This can be prints you’ve bought online or use old calender’s which is what I’ve previously done.
Rugs, throws, clothes; anything with texture adds a lovely dimension to a photo.Books / Magazines
These can be a cheap way of styling your photos, there will be multiple pages within a magazine that will work for photos, or use books off your bookshelf that have pretty covers.Brickwork / Pavement
Use Different Angles
Sometimes instead of the bird’s eye view I prefer eye level photos, using mirrors, curtains and walls as the backdrop.
And finally, here’s a sneak peak at some of my festive photo props that I’m looking forward too using.
What are some of your favourite photo props? And which of mine do you prefer?