The use of props in portrait photography can complement the subject and the set, help portray a certain message, and they may even help the subject relax and enjoy the session more.
Props include things that are and aren’t meant to be seen in the final product. Props may be things the subject sits on, holds, or is surrounded by without making physical contact. It is with our experience at the studio, props help take away the pressure of finding the right pose. Whether the subject is experienced or inexperienced in posing for photography, props either give the subject something to focus on, or the props act as a distraction. In either case, props almost always end in successful photo shoots whether we are photographing an adult or a child.
Some of our favorite props at the studio are balloons, confetti, specific chairs and stools, sunglasses, and even reading glasses.