Photo Props That Actually Don’t Look Cheesy

November 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
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We’ve all seen them: unfortunate props used in an engagement, bridal, or wedding photo shoot that come off as unrealistic, unnecessary, funny, or just plain weird. But on the other hand, props can add personality, style, and flair to a photo shoot — if chosen carefully and used in the right way. If you’re feeling stumped, here are a few ideas to get you going.

Furniture in nature

The contrast of statement furniture (which belongs indoors) in a nature creates an eye-catching staging opportunity for both photographer and subject. While sitting on a sofa is good and well, you can up the style factor by thinking out of the box — a table and chairs, a desk, stool, bed; heck, you could even set up an entire living room. Even a piano can be an ideal furniture prop for music-lovers (if you’ve got help moving one!).

Fur accessories

For fall and winter photo shoots, fur is a gentle accessory that can be utilized in many ways. A tiny capelet can top a strapless gown, a fur piece can be a cozy addition to the veil or tiny fur tufts on shoes can add a soft, sophisticated style to your shoot without stealing the stage. To make a little more of a statement, however, a fur blanket can add lavish elegance while also keeping the subject nice and cozy.

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Signage

Keep away from the obvious “bride” and “groom” signs on this one. Think about what is unique about you as a couple and have some signs made that you can use for both your photo shoot and the actual wedding. Your photographer may also know some great spots that have large-scale vintage signs that make a perfect backdrop (think old-fashioned billboards or even graffiti). The iconic “Just Married” sign is a great addition to your getaway vehicle.

Parasols

Colorful parasols can add some vigor to bridal party photos while giving everyone something to hold on to. Adding monogramming or ordering them to match specific wedding design colors is easy with the great variety available online. Another fun option is for the bride and groom to “hide” behind the parasol with the onlooker guessing what’s going on behind.

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Something in the air

For your engagement shoot, this could be popcorn, champagne, feathers, or bubbles. With your family or bridal party, toss confetti, sparklers, or flower petals (you might want to hold on to the sparklers, though). Some people even commit to glitter. This can add a magical effect to your photos, but be prepared to clean up the mess!


Ultimately, the key to success with photo props is to choose something meaningful without detracting from you as the subject. Props can add an element of fun and individuality to your photo shoot. Contact us today to capture memories that you will cherish for years to come.

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