Congratulations! You’ve got a lot of photography props to spice up your photo booth! Now what do you do with them? Of course you, the person who picked them out and bought them, know what they’re for. Will the people posing for photos? That’s where presentation comes in. The better a job you do displaying your props, the easier it is for your models-to-be to pick out something fun to hold or wear. When they can see it, they can consider it.
Most importantly — spread them out! Prop piles don’t make for smiles. Try out easy do-it-yourself stands like a finished board with a grid of holes for dowels to stick into. A fancier alternative is a pre-made cap for a fence post (with nice curvy edges) that you can find at home improvement stores. Add a little stain and drill a few tiny holes, and you’re set!
You’ll likely have a table to display your props. Bigger is better. If you’re economizing on table spice, though, go up — just like skyscrapers in a city. Tiered shelving helps to elevate and show off what you’ve got. Just a handful of props? How about a nice vase, charming old-look metal bucket with sand or gravel, or even a vintage-look soda bottle?
The fun of having photo props is in getting to share your style, not just in the props, but how they’re displayed. If you have a theme for your event, your display should reflect that! An old steamer trunk brimming with funky accessories says “I’m chic,” just as a collection of charming glass mason jars says “I’m stylishly sensible.” Don’t overlook the role furniture plays in attracting people to your photo spot, and getting them to grab a prop and have some fun!
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Share your prop displays with us! We’d be delighted to see your unique arrangements. Send an email to Amber@HandmadeHilarity.com.