Packing for Your Photoshoot: 10 Props You Need to Bring

So, you’ve booked your photoshoot! Now, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to bring with you. When it comes to photoshoots, props can make a huge difference in the look of your photos. Whether it’s an item that helps tell your story or something that adds a bit of flair, props are an essential part of creating a memorable photoshoot experience. Here are 10 must-have props to bring with you to your next photoshoot.

1. A Big Blanket

A big blanket is one of the most versatile props you can bring with you to your photoshoot. It can be used as a makeshift picnic blanket or bedspread, it can provide the perfect backdrop for a simple portrait shot, and it offers great texture and color. Plus, if you’re shooting outdoors, a big blanket will keep you warm and cozy while you shoot!

2. Hats

Hats are one of those accessories that instantly add personality and style to any photoshoot. Whether you opt for a classic fedora or something more modern like a baseball cap or beanie, hats are always fun props to have on hand during your shoot.

3. Flowers

Fresh flowers add an extra pop of color and life to any photo session. If possible, try and seek out locally grown flowers from your local farmers market—they often have unique varieties that aren’t available at chain stores which makes for some really interesting shots!

4. Shoes

Shoes can really make or break an outfit so be sure to bring along several pairs with different looks and styles. Not only will this give your photographer more options when it comes time to shoot but it will also help ensure that all of your photos look polished and professional!

5. Musical Instruments

If music is part of who you are then why not show it off during your photoshoot? Bringing along musical instruments such as guitars or drums makes for unique shots that capture the essence of who you are as a person (and musician!).

6. Books

Books offer great texture and contrast in photos so why not use them as props? Whether they’re classic literature pieces or modern bestsellers, books always make for interesting shots especially when paired with other items such as coffee cups and newspapers!

7. Signs & Posters

Signs and posters can be used in many different ways during a photoshoot; they can help set the tone for certain shots by providing something humorous or inspiring; they can also be used as backdrops if needed! Plus, signs offer lots of variety—from hand-painted signs made by local artists to vintage movie posters; there’s definitely something out there for everyone!

8. Candy & Sweets 

Who doesn’t love candy? Adding candy into the mix creates fun shots full of energy and joy—plus they taste good too! Just remember not to overdo it: too much candy might take away from the overall look of the photo session so go easy on how much sugar you bring along!

9. Pets/Animals

Pets make wonderful companions both on-screen (or camera) and off-screen (in real life). Including animals in your photos is always a great way to create special memories; just make sure they’re well cared for throughout the entire process!

10. Umbrellas & Parasols

Umbrellas and parasols are great rain day props but they don’t just have to be used when rain is involved; these items add beautiful pops color when placed against bright backgrounds such as blue skies or white walls—plus they make excellent accessories too!

With these 10 must-have props in tow, we guarantee that your next photoshoot will be one for the books! Props add personality and character into photos so don't forget them when packing up—you won't regret having them there on set ready to spice up all sorts of shoots. To all our clients out there getting ready for their upcoming photoshoots: get creative with these 10 must-haves and create memories worth cherishing forever! Have fun shooting everyone :)

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