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12 Prop Ideas to Help You Feel More Comfortable In Your Brand Session

Updated: Apr 25

Having something in your hands has a way of making you feel less awkward in front of the camera, and is also great way to bring in some personality to a plain old head shot. Showing the tools of the trade or the things you create is also a great way to break up the photos in your marketing. Here are some of the most common, works-for-almost-everyone props that are easy to include in your session. Use this list to get the ideas flowing, then you can expand on these to make the session unique to you! Be sure to consider colors when planning your props also.

  1. Coffee or tea

  2. Your computer or iPad

  3. Your phone

  4. Tools of the trade

  5. Branded products or swag

  6. Wine, beer, a pretty cocktail, or some other drink

  7. Your favorite snacks or a cute pastry

  8. A bag, purse, or briefcase

  9. Fun accessories like a hat or sunglasses

  10. A planner or book

  11. Items that pertain to your hobbies

  12. Other people (shows behind the scenes in your business or life)


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