As a creator or artist, you possess a unique and remarkable talent that deserves to be showcased to the world. A personal branding session is an incredible opportunity to capture your essence, communicate your story, and establish a strong visual identity. To make the most of this experience, it’s important to come prepared with the right props that align with your brand and help convey your artistic vision. In this blog post, we’ll explore 17 essential props to bring to your personal branding session, ensuring that your creative spirit shines through every photograph.
17 props to bring to your personal branding session
- Art Supplies: Showcasing your creative process by bringing your favorite art supplies, such as paintbrushes, pencils, or a palette, adds an authentic touch and illustrates your passion.
- Musical Instruments: For musicians, bringing your instrument or any accessories that represent your musical style can bring a sense of rhythm and harmony to your brand visuals.
- Props from Your Medium: If you work with specific materials or tools, such as a potter’s wheel or a pair of knitting needles, incorporating them into your session adds a unique and personal touch to your brand story.
- Camera or Film Equipment: Photographers and videographers can include their cameras, lenses, or tripods to showcase their craft and demonstrate their expertise in capturing stunning imagery.
- Sketchbooks or Notepads: Displaying your sketchbooks or notepads filled with your ideas, sketches, or lyrics offers a glimpse into your creative process and thoughtfulness.
- Props Reflecting Your Inspirations: Bring items that inspire you, such as books, records, or artwork, that have influenced your creative journey and showcase your unique artistic influences.
- Props Representing Your Genre: If you have a specific genre or style, consider bringing elements that capture its essence, such as props related to fantasy, vintage, or futuristic themes.
- Fashion Accessories: Select accessories that embody your personal style, whether it’s statement jewelry, vintage scarves, or trendy hats, to enhance your visual identity.
- Signature Tools: If you have specific tools that you use frequently, such as a favorite paintbrush or a unique pen, bring them along to highlight your preferred instruments of creation.
- Plants or Flowers: Adding natural elements like plants or flowers to your session brings a sense of life, freshness, and vitality to your brand visuals.
- Colorful Fabrics or Textures: Experiment with different fabrics, patterns, or textures that resonate with your brand aesthetic, adding depth and visual interest to your photographs.
- Props representing your Niche: If you specialize in a particular subject or style, bring props related to that niche. For example, if you’re a food artist, bring ingredients or cooking utensils that reflect your culinary creations.
- Personal Mementos: Incorporate sentimental objects that hold personal significance and tell a story about your artistic journey, such as a family heirloom or a cherished childhood toy.
- Workspace Elements: Consider bringing elements from your creative workspace, like an easel, brushes, or a musical score, to recreate a familiar environment that showcases your process.
- Statement Pieces: Bold and eye-catching props, such as a striking piece of artwork or a unique sculpture, can serve as powerful visual statements that embody your artistic identity.
- Brand Merchandise: If you have branded merchandise, such as stickers, clothing, or accessories, featuring them in your session helps promote your brand and create a cohesive visual identity.
- Lighting Props: Experiment with different lighting props, such as fairy lights, lanterns, or neon signs, to create an atmosphere that reflects your artistic style and adds a touch of magic to your images.
By including some or all of these props into your personal brand session you’re insuring that your photoshoot will be more than just a pretty headshot session. It will come to life and feel and look like YOU! If you have questions or you’d like to set up your own personal branding session, you can set up a discovery call where we can dig deeper into your business and visual needs.
Until next time,