10 Easy Props for Branding Photoshoot Ideas

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10 Easy Props for Branding Photoshoots Ideas

Giving your hands something to do is the first step in feeling comfortable in front of the camera. Here are 10 easy props for helping you generate custom branding photoshoot ideas!

Getting in front of the camera is awkward, even for me as a photographer. I’ve been photographing people for decades – literally since 10th grade. I’ve gotten in front of the camera more than a dozen times myself and it never fails to feel weird.

Give yourself something to DO

Giving yourself something to DO, especially with your hands will help ease your discomfort and give you something else to focus on. So take these 10 easy prop ideas and run with it. Customize to your niche, your industry, and your personality.

Make it personal

Remember, personal branding photos are suppose to be personal. So give your own twist, flavor or vibe. Use these and other images for inspiration, but not to copy!

You’ve got this!

10 easy props to use in your branding photo session

Here are 10 EASY props for branding photoshoot ideas

  1. Computer
  2. Jacket/blazer
  3. White board – especially for folks who mostly work at desk
  4. Mug
  5. Books
  6. Binders
  7. Confetti
  8. Industry/niche signage
  9. Phone

This one may seem weird but it works…

10. Your fingers!

Hold up 1, 3 or 5 fingers to make a list!

“Top 3 Reasons to….”

“No. 1 mistake I see is….”

“5 Places to shop for….”

Check out some an example of each –

10 easy props for branding photoshoot ideas
10 easy props for branding photoshoot ideas
10 easy props for branding photoshoot ideas
10 easy props for branding photoshoot ideas

Come up with your own ideas!

Now that you’ve seen some of my ideas, what ideas did it spark for you?

  • What tools of your trade do you use regularly?
  • What personal routines do you have?
  • Processes make you unique?

If you want even more ideas, check out my Pinboard specifically for branding photoshoot ideas.

There you have it! 10 easy props for your branding photoshoot! These simple ideas you already have in your office, I’m sure!

So what are you going to use? What new ideas did it spark? Reach out and let me know!

I find joy in chaos. The louder, the better! I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!

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