Blog props are essentially what make the photo a photo, and to make a photo stand out you need to have good props. At the beginning I honestly believed every blogger I followed had marble worktops and fresh flowers at ALL times. Until I realized that wasn’t the case, and it was all a lie. I am trying to really up my instagram game and have been shopping around to find some key props to do this. I have been searching Instagram and seeing what makes a photo, a blogger photo.
Marble background as spoken about is a key effect people use in their photos, I was walking through primark recently and I saw this marble gift wrap and it popped in to my head that would be perfect for backgrounds, it was only £1 and has really made my photos go from a 2 to a 8. You can turn the paper over to create a plain white background too.
Rose petals are a game changer, to make a picture more effective, scatter some rose petals and boom photo done. Which leads me on to my new dound love for artifical flowers, popping some flowers in to the corner of the picture gives it something else, especially if you pop a bit of colour in the photo using a bunch or an individual flower.
Of course beauty and skincare products help to make a photo, especially a nice highlighter or a pretty lipstick. I try to always add a few beauty products in my photos, I love seeing peoples go to beauty staples for a photo. Mine include my Kylie Lip Kits, Highlighters and pretty coloured nail polishes.
Who doesn’t love printed quotes, a little positive quote, one of my favouirtes is my Coco Chanel quote, ‘a girl should be two things classy and fabulous’. I love Coconut Lane for printed quotes and you can use my discount code ‘chelseasbeauty20’ for 20% off at the checkout. I also use the app freeprints, to print out quotes I save from the internet, if you haven’t check out freeprints, you definitely should, I’m going to write a post all about the app and the uses I get from it.
I love stationary and not just for photos, but every where you go these days there is some sort of marble or copper stationary piece begging me to take it home, notebooks, pens, sticky notes and paper clips are a few of my staples in my prop collection. I love shops such as tiger, primark and new look for cute little pieces.
A new magazine with a gorgeous front page is perfect for a flatlay, it adds a variation of colour and some bold pictures and titles.
Another cute way of organizing pieces in a good photo, I love how they make the picture extra pretty especially if they have a cute phrase or picture on them. Plates work especially in food pics, a cute detailed plate makes the picture worth while, noone wants to see a Instagramable meal if its not on a gorgeous style plate with more to look at.
Every blogger I MEAN EVERY BLOGGER must own fairy lights and I don’t just own one set, I love to add different styles of fairy lights in to the photo depending on the feel I’m trying to get, I love a copper set I got from primark for four pound, I also love simple plain fairy lights. I love the feel fairy lights give, they add a little bit of sparkle to a photo.
What are your favourite blog props?
Where do you go to find new items?
Love Chels x