When you think about props in a photo session, you might think about holiday decorations or a cute lemonade stand set-up but what about a vintage couch? Using props in a photo session doesn’t have to get complicated, it can as simple as a .. vintage couch!
In my blog post called Imagination, I talked about a really neat vintage couch that I purchased. I knew I wanted a vintage couch as a prop for photos. I had this idea of a neat couch just siting in the woods with adorable couples sitting on it. At first, I was thinking about newly engaged couples or recently wed couples setting on the couch. Then I thought about having holiday sessions with the couch but then the best idea came to me. Vintage couples on the vintage couch! In my post titled, Photos Everyone Needs, I introduced my Forever Young sessions.
Forever Young Sessions are all about capturing this special moment in time with our vintage loved ones (or our vintage selves!). The concept is aimed at ensuring there are photos of ourselves, our parents, our grandparents, or other vintaged loved ones to cherish for years to come. I talked about this concept in a post called, The Value of Photography.
To showcase the beauty that shines, I keep the sessions and the props of these sessions simple. That is where the vintage couch comes in! While the couples sit on the couch, in the woods, I ask them to tell me how they met or how they still keep their adorable love alive. This gets them talking, smiling, laughing, and having a great time. These turn into some of the best images – all because they were comfortable on my vintage couch!
So, if you are giving your self anxiety over props for your photo sessions, just remember that simple – like a couch in the woods – can work just as well as an elaborate set-up.
Here is a little preview of a recent Forever Young Session – keep an eye out for a post about this amazing couple.
This post is a part of a photography blog circle featuring photographers specializing in a variety of niches. To see what the next photographer is sharing for our weekly theme, “Props” check out Jessica Wasik with Bark & Gold Photography, explaining why toys make great props for your Pittsburgh dog photography session. Continue to click the link at the end of each post in the blog circle until you eventually find your way back here.