When I started to invest time into creating custom blog graphics, I realized that having styled photography is a great plus for any blog. I sometimes see blogs with photos of workspaces or food styled in a creative and visually-appealing way. Epic photos make me want to read more, am I right?
At the beginning, I didn’t really know what to include in my photos. Then I started exploring the aisles in Hobby Lobby and Michael’s as well as photos on many different blogs. I made a photo prop drawer and started to collect different items. Here’s a list of some of my favorite photo props to really make your blog images pop!
Paintbrushes, Pencils, Paint, Washi Tape, Stickers, Scissors, Scrapbook Paper, Glitter, Confetti, Balloons, Clothespins, Ribbon, Feathers, Photos, Ribbon
Pens, Stapler, Colored Paperclips, Post-It Notes, Notepads, Calendars, Planners, USB Drives, Books, Business Cards, Pencil holders
Mason Jars, Flowers (fake or real), Art Prints, Pillows, Mugs, Photos, Candles, Bowls, Dishes, Dream Catchers, Sculptures, Flower Pots, Maps
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Camera, Phone, Laptop, Mouse, Headphones, iPad or Tablet
Makeup, Nail Polishes, Jewelry, Scarves, Sunglasses, Bags/Small Purses, Headbands
Quick tip: take photos of different products or brand names that you love! This way, you can tag the company on social media, and develop more brand interactions!
Seashells, Plants, Rocks, Flowers, Succulents, Terrariums
In addition to the ones listed above, I always love looking around my house and around antique shops or craft stores for fun trinkets to add to blog photography. There are endless possibilities!
What are your favorite photo props to use?