We all know how much I love taking my own stock style photography at home. Using the things you already have in your house, you can create beautiful, versatile photos for use on your social media, print collateral and of course, your website. The best part is that it will be entirely unique to you and your business. No more deja vu, seeing your photo over and over again on other peoples’ branding!

So without further ado; here’s more than 50 prop ideas you can use for your next photoshoot – most of which you will already have in your house!

  1. Cosy blankets
  2. Cushions and pillows
  3. Dogs and cats! (I wish I had this one!)
  4. Cute patterned tea towels
  5. Long socks
  6. Teapots and coffee pots
  7. Tea and coffee
  8. Mugs
  9. Kitschy coasters and magnets
  10. Wine glasses (preferably full of wine)
  11. Mobile phone
  12. Spare cameras
  13. Laptop
  14. Stuffed animals and figurines
  15. Headphones / earphones
  16. Reading glasses / sunglasses
  17. Christmas, Birthday and New Years’ decorations
  18. Candles
  19. Crystals
  20. Flowers (buy some fake ones if you don’t always have fresh ones about!)
  21. Plants, plants and more plants
  22. Photos, framed pictures and prints
  23. Macrame wall hangings
  24. Knitting, crochet, and cross stitch
  25. Mirrors
  26. Crockery
  27. Pestle and mortar
  28. Food trays
  29. Slogan t-shirts
  30. Tote bags
  31. Hats (especially the big floppy kind)
  32. Scarves
  33. Apples, oranges, limes and lemons
  34. Fresh herbs
  35. Chocolate!
  36. Books, newspapers and magazines
  37. Notebooks and other stationery
  38. Pens and pencils
  39. Fairy lights
  40. Branches, leaves and sticks (OK this may require a forage in the garden)
  41. Keepcups, reusable picnic cutlery, stainless steel water bottles
  42. Rings, earrings and necklaces
  43. Wristwatches
  44. Nail polish and makeup
  45. Snacks (a plate of cookies is always good)
  46. Letter boards and lightboxes
  47. Scrabble tiles
  48. Cards Against Humanity answers
  49. Puzzles and board games
  50. Playing cards
  51. Yoga mats
  52. Bean bag chairs
  53. Fold out traditional style paper fan
  54. Your lunch
  55. Alcohol bottles (with or without alcohol; probably depends on your audience)
  56. Wrapping paper
  57. Fireplace

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With just a bit of imagination, and a touch of creativity, you can create beautiful images in the comfort of your own home. Use them over and over again, safe in the knowledge that nobody else’s branding is quite like yours!

Any props I’ve missed? Let me know your ideas below!

Laura x

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More than fifty prop ideas for your next photo shoot, you probably already have in your house!
50+ prop ideas for your next photo shoot you probably already have!