What Props to use in your Autumn Photography16:58:00
Using props in a photo shoot always adds a really interesting element to the photos as they add a personal aspect to them, and they’re also great for helping the person on camera feel a little more relaxed and natural.
If you have a photo shoot booked and it’s coming up soon, or you’re starting to look into companies like Venture that offer great shoots, we’ve come up with some inspiration regarding what props to use in a great autumn shoot.
Leaves are the obvious choice and they do really work wonders in an autumn themed photo shoot. The amazing colours and varieties that you can find can work well for any complexion/hair colour and for any age range. Use one or two ‘statement’ ones or go for a whole pile to walk through, throw or lie in for a really lovely, pretty autumn feel.
An ultimate autumn staple is the pumpkin, especially as they’re not just limited to Halloween with amazing pumpkin recipes cropping up almost everywhere at this time of year (also great for knowing what to do with them after the shoot!). Photos of pumping carving can be really sweet, yet they work really well without any gimmicks due to the bright colours and block shapes.
Channel British fashion when it comes to our weather and use an umbrella in your shoot. These can make for really romantic shoots or for sweet family photos if you’re all huddled together under one really big one. You could give little ones their own one too which will look cute, complete with matching rain coat and wellies for the full effect.
Autumn is the ideal time for jumping in puddles and leaves, so wellies are a must! Little ones look adorable in wellies and they’ll absolutely love getting the chance to jump around in puddles and leaves getting messy.
Conkers and pine cones
Make a real occasion of going pine cone or conker picking as a family by incorporating them in your autumn family photo shoot. Using them to play a game is a really good way to create natural looking photos which will be great too if you’d rather showcase your family’s true personality rather than just having staged photos.
Apples, like pumpkins, seem to get really popular at this time of year and they make the perfect addition to an autumn photo as a result. Whether you want to go for toffee apples on sticks, barrels of apples or photos of you and your family apple picking, they make for really sweet photos that will have that cosy ‘apple pie’ feeling.
Perfect for photo shoots in autumn featuring newborn babies or toddlers’, using a cosy blanket is the perfect way to give a photo that cosy and warm feel. Cosy blankets or big jumpers also make great additions to family or couple’s autumn photograph thanks to the romantic feeling they create, too.