We love props! Everyone does. But sometimes the props can overwhelm a photo. Knowing what best fits the subject is tricky. Props are great to keep children sitting for their photo session. They are great for distracting children and adding something to the scene. But too much can distract from the theme of the shoot. We like to offer themed props (as the vintage theme above). Cake smashes have their own types of props and, of course, so do weddings! Sometime we do not use any props (i.e. maternity). Putting a prop in a person's hand can help relax them in front of the camera, and can make them feel more at ease. Using props also tells a story. Look for things that you might like to bring with you to your session. A good photographer will know how to fit it in.
Cathy & Jenn of CatsMac Photography, Peterborough, Ontario.