Choosing the Right Props | Richmond Hill Family Photographer

Choosing the Right Props | Richmond Hill Family Photographer

Have you ever thought about adding props to your photo sessions? Choosing the right props can add interest, depth and an extra flair to your pictures. Get your children to hold coordinating flowers for a spring or summer shoot. Love sports? Then use baseball bats in your next family photo to bring out your passion. Here are a few tips for ways to incorporate props in your next photo session. Be sure to let your photographer know that you are interested in incorporating props into your session. We here at MMP have quite an extensive prop closet, and if you book with us you may not need to bring too much (if anything) with you.

Avoid trends.

While you might have recently seen images that incorporate a specific prop, try not to use something that will not look really dated in 20 years time. MMP definitely follows the adage that classic is best and there are many fun options to choose from.

Baby A. is showcased here with her family Bible.

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Be realistic.

It’s easy to go wild when thinking of a theme for your photo session. You should decide on one that you can actually find props for. For example, if you want to use seasonal props, try and source them in that particular season as they’ll be easier to find. And before you decide to remake your favorite movie scene, think twice about whether you’ll be able to find suitable outfits for everyone in the photo.

Morgan & Nikki chose a classic, fun picnic basket theme for part of their couple’s session.

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Size matters.

There are some larger props that work really well in photo sessions such as using your grandpa’s farm tractor as a background piece. However, there are some larger props that can take away from the beauty of the photograph altogether. Make sure that your prop enhances the photo and doesn’t detract from it. In our experience we have found that larger props – headbands, big letters and numbers, etc. usually take away from the image.

These three littles live on a real, hard-working farm, so incorporating the family tractor into their session was a perfect prop choice.

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Make it meaningful.

If your child has a favorite stuffed animal or if you have a musical instrument that you treasure, try and incorporate it into your photos. This way your pictures will have more meaning to you and your family. We LOVE it when clients bring these types of props, especially for younger children.

Miss E. came to her family’s session complete with stylish jewelry and her stuffed rabbit – props that perfectly capture personality and style at this specific time in her life.

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Use what you have.

Make the current season work to your advantage by using what’s available. Leaves in the fall and flowers in the spring make for amazing props in photos and don’t cost a thing!

Miss C.’s personality is as sunny as the flowers!

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Using props can be the perfect addition to your photos but make sure that they don’t distract from the main star … YOU.

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