Photography: Using Props to Create Fun and Unique Wedding Photos

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Despite all of the souvenirs from your wedding (the dress, his cuff links, your garter) one of the most looked at and memorable of keepsakes are your photographs. Incorporate more than just people into your wedding photos to make them truly memorable. Adding props to your wedding photography lets your personality shine and add a unique style to your photos. Choose props that relate to your personality, how you met, likes, dislikes and hobbies – anything with history or value to you! Props aren’t just for telling stories, sometimes they can just simply create stunning pictures.

A few ideas:

  • chalkboards
  • masks
  • antique furniture
  • mirrors
  • fans
  • parasols
  • sparklers
  • paper signs
  • balloons
  • mustaches
  • funny glasses
  • hats
  • your pets
  • sports interests (golf clubs, fishing poles, riding boots)
  • bubbles
  • picture frames

Check out this series of pictures to see how couples used a variety of props to enhance their wedding photos.

More Wedding Photos Using Props: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. January 1, 2014 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Courtenay – I love them all! She did a wonderful job crunpaitg all of their sweet personalities! I definitely want some for my new place! They are such amazing kids so lucky to be there aunt!

  2. Lily Kwan
    October 14, 2013 at 12:53 am — Reply

    These wedding photo props ideas sound very fun. Thanks for sharing!

  3. October 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    OMG!! These ideas are wonderful!! My favorite is the daughter and son holding their mom and dad’s wedding picture.

  4. Deb E
    October 9, 2013 at 8:56 am — Reply

    I love that the pics look professional and it means so much more when personalized. This would be such a money saver for new young couples just starting out. Great ideas and looks fun too!

  5. laurie nykaza
    October 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    I had to pin this they are all so cute love to share them with people looking for great wedding ideas!

  6. October 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm — Reply

    What cute and unique photos, they are so fun and the ideas are so different from the traditional.

  7. October 5, 2013 at 6:53 am — Reply

    These pictures are great.

  8. October 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    These pictures are so fun, I love that they’re not the old boring everyone line up in pairs and by height.

  9. September 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    Some of them was really amazing, but I did not like the one with the colorful sunglasses. Thanks for sharing Ashley :)

  10. July 12, 2013 at 10:42 am — Reply

    These are all so amazing! Thank you for these ideas!

  11. May 31, 2013 at 4:09 am — Reply

    Great Fun..! These are truly unique and cool, thanks for sharing :-)

  12. December 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    You have provided nice props ideas for wedding shoots. You are right that adding props to wedding photography lets our personality shine and add a unique style to photos.

  13. September 12, 2012 at 11:07 am — Reply

    Beautiful! I love the frame idea as well as the silly ones.

  14. September 12, 2012 at 5:22 am — Reply

    I love the picture frame idea!

  15. September 12, 2012 at 4:36 am — Reply

    I love those shots! So clever!

  16. September 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm — Reply

    Oh how fun!! I’ll have to share with my friend who takes photos of weddings!

  17. September 10, 2012 at 8:42 am — Reply

    My favorite are the Mr and Mrs signs! I should make those for the next wedding I shot!

    • September 10, 2012 at 8:52 am — Reply

      Those are my favorite too! :)

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:10 am — Reply

      Just WoW, The First one Photo is really Lovely and Beautiful <3 :))

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