Photography questions flow like honey or like the Nile or like the bacon waterfall on Planet Katie (whatever analogy works for you) in my inbox…everything from how to photoshop questions to business starting questions to baby props. And that my darling humans is what we are gonna talk about today…photography props.
When I go to photo shoots, I do have some props that I have bring with me. Most of them are found at thrift stores, Target, or Goodwill. It doesn’t take a ton of props…usually a few blankets, a basket, or a big wooden bowl will do for newborn photos…and for kids & families, I like to bring a blanket that is ground-friendly with lots of texture and a little chair for some sitting shots. I scored this little bitty ‘Jason’ choo-choo chair for a song at the local Goodwill and knew it would be perfect for my under 5 year olds.
Three dollars and a Martha Stewart Living tester paint pot later, (oh and some awkward one-handed painting while the other hand is blowing bubbles, pushing a Buzz Lightyear car, and general toddler maintenance), we have de-personalized the chair, erasing the train detail and bringing some fun life back to the chair.
Plus a turqouise is a great color for both boys and girls. So for all you budding photogs out there and moms who are trying to capture those moments of insane cuteness, look at the stuff at your thrift stores for props. Everything from chairs to boxes to crates to suitcases (that could benefit from a quickie paint coat) could make it fun and interesting for your kids to pose in photos
Till next time, this is Katie Bower signing off as thrift store junkie and ridiculous photo snappin’ awkwardness lovin’ baconess.