Here are some examples of my use of props in my photos...
Top Tip : Cats make everything more awesome 
Keep it simple with minimal vintage props. 
This retro children's science book complimented my bright notebooks
This vintage record sleeve looked wonderful with my floral card as they shared similar colours. 

Ok so lesson 2 is all about props. A very important aspect of photographic styling, as without them it wouldn't really be styling at all.  

First step is looking at your products, or whatever you will be taking photographs of and really have a think about what props would compliment them. You'll be surprised at how many things you could use that are lying around your house. I havent spent one penny on props, I simply had everything already. 

Things to look for are unbranded, plain vintage items. Objects that have a timeless quality to them that dont look dated or tacky. I tend to reach for the same few props which include plain notebooks, and kraft envelopes, rustic linen, inky brushes and pens, and vintage children's books. If you need some inspiration I've created a pintrest board to have a look at. 

See lesson 1 here


  1. I really like this tutorial, your photographs look wonderful (which shows how great the tutorial is!) :)

    1. Thank you, I'm really glad you like the tutorial :)

  2. really helpful! thanks :) I haven't really done proper photoshoots with my designs before but I'd like to give it a go. I find it difficult in a student house as most of my nice bits and bobs are at home so planning ahead is needed! x

    1. Your student house seems lovely, I'm sure you could find something.