One of my favorite parts of blogging is the photography! I love finding bits and bobs around the house that I can use to style photos, and then getting behind the lense to take the perfect photo. Photo props can take a good photo and turn it into a great photo, and odds are you already have a lot of these items laying around your house. If not, you can easily find them at Target, because we all need another excuse to go to Target, right?
A Rug or Blanket – Rugs and blankets make for easy and portable backgrounds. A white fluffy rug is especially nice as it has some texture but doesn’t distract from the main focus of your photo.
Fairy Lights – There’s just something about fairy lights that have the ability to improve any photo. Throw them in the background and you’ll get a really pretty glow. Make sure you grab the ones that have a yellow bulb, not those harsh white LED ones.
Makeup Brushes – If you’re a beauty blogger you already have these in your bathroom or on your vanity. I even bought a cheap but pretty set from Marshalls to use specifically for photos. This way they’re always clean and ready for a close up.
Candles – If you light the candle it has a similar effect as the fairy lights and will warm up the photo. If not, the jar will still look pretty in the background and fill some space.
Ribbon – Ribbon is great prop to add a pop of color to the photo. A lot of times I choose one main color as the theme of the photo and then throw in some pink ribbon to add some interest.
Fake Flowers – While fake flowers can be pricey initially, they last infinitely longer than real ones. I have several bunches that I use depending on the look and feel of the photo I’m going for.
Jewelry – Necklaces, rings and earrings are awesome for filling space! Often times I’ll sit back and think the photo needs something, and usually a statement necklace or a few rings does the trick.
Magazines – I love the look of the black and white text of a magazine. It’s a clean background that provides some interest. The covers of magazines are also great for, once again, providing a pop of color. 😛
Perfume bottles – Perfume bottles are always gorgeous, so show off your collection in your photos!
Throw Pillows – Styling a cozy photo? Throw in some throw pillows (pun intended) to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the photo