Fun Prop Ideas for Your Portrait Session

Most of the portraits that I shoot focus more on the connection between people rather than props but I do recommend bringing one or two personal items to make your session unique and fun. It doesn't have to be big and elaborate to make amazing photos (but if you have a beautiful armchair briiiing it!!)

Couples/Engagement Photography

  • Chalkboard
  • Save the Date
  • Rings
  • Pillows, blankets
  • Candles 
  • Flowers
  • Flower Crown
  • Beautiful Dress
  • Uniform
  • Antique or Victorian armchair, love seat or couch.
  • Matching item ex baseball caps or jerseys
  • Balloons
  • Hammock
  • A bicycle
  • Large balloon or half a dozen small ones (helium)
  • Umbrella
  • Signs
  • Old Pick-up truck or car
  • Row boat
  • Coffee
  • Hat

Maternity Photography

  • Book
  • Ultrasound Photo
  • Baby Shoes
  • Sign
  • Chalkboard
  • Letters Spelling Babies Name
  • Flowers
  • Floral Crown
  • Antique or Victorian armchair, love seat or couch.
  • Balloons
  • Pickles and Ice Cream!
  • Significant or cherished item
  • Chalk
  • Lace dress, a flowing dress
  • Fur baby and sign to announce pregnancy
  • Tiny crown
  • Baby Daddy!!  siblings.
  • Sun hat
  • Swing (Can be adorned with flowers)
  • Large piece of sheer fabric
  • Wedding Rings
  • Tulle Skirt and Bralette

Senior Photography

  • Letterman Jacket
  • Sports Paraphernalia 
  • Your best friend or close family member so you are more relaxed
  • Medals or Awards that you are proud of
  • Sports uniforms
  • Instruments
  • College Swag
  • Several Outfits
  • A fun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swing (Can be adorned with flowers)
  • Flowers
  • Floral Crown
  • Antique or Victorian armchair, love seat or couch.
  • Balloons
  • Book
  • Sign
  • Graduation year numbers
  • Globe
  • Flag
  • Significant Necklace or Bracelent
  • Class Ring
  • Props that elude to your future career (stethoscope for doctor etc)
  • The best prop you can bring is confidence and a genuine smile!

Family Photography

  • Pillows and Blanket
  • Tent, Campfire, s'mores
  • Chalkboard
  • Family Pet
  • Bicycles
  • Kayaks
  • Hiking boots and a gorgeous view!
  • Signs
  • Bubbles
  • Antique or Victorian armchair, love seat or couch.
  • Old Pick-up truck or car
  • Tee-Pee

Children's Photography

  • Watermelon
  • Lemonade stand
  • Kissing booth
  • Old Pick-up truck or car
  • Signs
  • Bubbles
  • Antique or Victorian armchair, love seat or couch.
  • Tee-Pee
  • Bicycle or Tricycle
  • Umbrella
  • Balloons
  • Child-sized chairs
  • Headbands
  • Bow Ties
  • Cakes or cupcakes
  • Lollipop
  • Swing
  • Vintage Suitcases
  • Chalk

Lifestyle Photography

  • Game or activity
  • Books
  • Baking
  • Ice cream
  • Pillow Fight
  • Fort
  • Sprinkler
  • Water balloons
  • Tea/coffee
  • Couch
  • Bed
  • Wagon
  • Bicycle or Tricycle
  • Popsicles
  • Trampoline
  • Hike
  • Tent, campfire, s'mores

XOXO,

Sarah

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