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Google Photo Books Review and Unboxing

Last year, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Google to create a Photo Book for the holiday season. I, of course, jumped at the opportunity because 1) It’s Google and 2) I’m a photographer so I have a TON of photos that would look amazing in a photo book. 

If you’re on the fence about purchasing one for yourself or if you have a few lingering questions, be sure to check out my Google Photo Book review and unboxing on YouTube or down below!

 

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The Beach Maternity Photo Shoot That Broke the Internet

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of doing a beach maternity photo shoot with three beautiful mothers-to-be. As if that wasn’t enough to go “awww” over, the three young ladies are actual sisters that are all pregnant at the same time! Okay, now let the “awwws” begin!

When I took these photos, I had no idea that the photos would be shared so many times across social media and receive so much press coverage! It was truly remarkable. I think what made this shoot resonate with so many people is the fact that it was done at a beautiful beach, the ladies wore beautiful white gowns that contrasted beautifully with their skin and lastly, they had such a unique story! How often do you hear about sisters being pregnant at the same time? It’s so rare and beautiful.

Here’s a look at some of my favorite pics from our beach maternity photo shoot:

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If you’d like to schedule a maternity shoot with me, send me an email at info@piecesofonye.com.

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3 Fall Photo Shoot Clothing Ideas

This week, I had the pleasure of doing a fall-themed photo shoot with Merilyn Lopez, the beautiful owner of Kindkinis Swimwear. Side note: If you’re in need of a super cute one or two-piece bathing suit, be sure to pay them a visit! In this post, I’ll be showing a few fall photo shoot clothing ideas to inspire your next session!

Our photo shoot took place in Silver Lake, California right outside of her house! If there’s one thing that I’ve learned about photography, it’s that you can make something out of just about ANY location. Seriously, we found 3-4 fall-esque locations not too far from her front door!

I hope you enjoy the looks!

Turtleneck Sweater with Blue Jeans

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To ensure that our photos gave off feelings of warmth and coziness, we went with a dark-colored turtleneck sweater paired with dark jeans (how cute are those buttons on the sleeves!). For the location, I stumbled upon some stairs that had a few fall-colored leaves along the side of the wall and on the steps. It was perfect!

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White Sweater

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It doesn’t get much simpler than a white sweater. What I love about this long-sleeved white sweater is that it allows you to have some freedom with your choice of background. I went with the dark green leaves because I love greenery and it still screams fall . . . at least to me!

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Red Jacket with White Sweater

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How amazing does Merilyn look in this red jacket? I absolutely loved it. However, to make it even more fall-esque, I decided to change the colors a bit in Lightroom to more of an orange color. 

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How To Take Pictures Of Yourself Using An iPhone and DSLR Camera

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Unless you have a professional photographer in your back pocket 24-7, chances are that you’ve tried to take your own photos at least once in your life. I know I have! Taking photos of myself was always one of those tasks that I went into with high hopes, but after looking through all the blurry photos, I realized that I needed help! 

In this video, I demonstrate how to take pictures of yourself using an iPhone and DSLR camera. Enjoy!

Seems pretty easy, right? Now, who’s ready to go out and start taking self-portraits?

If you found this blog post helpful, it would mean the world to me if you shared it on Pinterest! Xoxo

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25 Family Christmas Photo Shoot Ideas

Move over Thanksgiving, Christmas season has officially arrived! And if you’re a Christmas-stan like me, then it’s been Christmas season in your head since January 1st (excited much?!).

Anywho, now that temperatures have started to cool and snow has begun to fall, it’s the perfect time to start planning your family Christmas photo shoot!

I know, I know. Planning a family photoshoot can be a bit of a doozy especially when it comes to selecting a theme and location. Don’t even get me started on picking out an outfit to wear (I’ll save that for another post)!

For those of you who need a little inspiration to point you in the right direction, this list of 25 family Christmas photo shoot ideas will do just the trick!

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Let the Inspiration Begin!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This last one is from my own personal photoshoots!

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17 Cheap Backgrounds for Flatlay Photography

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When I first started shooting flatlays, one of my biggest questions was, what am I going to use for my backgrounds. And most importantly, which of my body parts would I need to sell in order to afford said backgrounds??!

After doing a bit of research and a lot of experimenting, I learned that there are plenty of cheap and affordable options when it comes to backgrounds for flatlay photography. Thank the Good Lord!

Truth be told, I find many of the backgrounds that I use for my flatlays inside of my bedroom. Things like bedsheets, fur rugs, desktops are common household items that make perfect backgrounds. And for those items that I don’t have readily available, like vinyl flooring or poster boards, I can find them for cheap at a nearby store. 

I put this article together to share 17 cheap backgrounds that I use for most of my flatlay photography. Grab your pen and paper and jump right in!

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White Poster Board

Construction Paper

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Wood

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Baking Sheet / Tray

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There you have it, 17 cheap backgrounds for your flatlays. See anything you’d like to try? I recommend pinning this to a Pinterest Board so you don’t lose track of it!

BONUS FREEBIE

I know better than anyone how frustrating and time-consuming creating flatlays can be. That is why I’ve started sending out beautiful flatlays to my email list, EVERY MONTH. Get this month’s free images at the link below!

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How To Create the Perfect Instagram Flatlay (Walkthrough)

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 I recently received a PR package from Profusion Cosmetics and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do an Instagram flatlay walkthrough! Take a second to grab your pen and paper and let’s get started!

What You’ll Need

Here are a few items that you’ll need to create a double-tap worthy Instagram flatlay:

1. Backdrop – No flatlay is complete without a nice looking backdrop. Fortunately for you, there are an endless number of options from which to choose. Some of my favorite places to look for backdrops are Amazon, Samy’s Camera, and any arts and crafts store. For the purposes of this walkthrough, I’ll be using a white bedsheet that I picked up from Target, specifically for flatlays. 

2. Camera – As you can imagine, it would be quite difficult to capture a flatlay without a camera. Actually, it would be impossible lol. I typically use my Canon 70D camera for my flatlays. However, that doesn’t mean that you need a big expensive camera to create a beautiful Instagram flatlay. If you have a newer phone, chances are that it’s going to take really good high-resolution images. There’s no need to break the bank in the name of a flatlay (Although phone prices are getting a bit ridiculous these days!).

3. Lighting – Before you start staging your flatlay, you’ll want to figure out what your lighting setup will be. I’ve always advocated using natural light whenever possible. Doing so will get you the best Instagram flatlays, without a doubt. However, if you do not have access to a lot of natural light, you’ll want to use artificial lighting. I typically shoot with two soft boxes that I purchased here on Amazon.

4. Props – You can’t forget the heroes of any Instagram flatlay, your props. You not only want to determine what you’ll be shooting, you also want to figure out which props will be your hero props and which will be your side joints. 

Instagram Flatlay Walkthrough

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Figure out Lighting:  If you’re using natural lighting, you’ll want to work near a window or an open door to get the most out of the lighting. If you’ll be using artificial lighting, find your workspace and set up your lighting. It’s okay if you’re not immediately sure where to place your lights. As you start to play around with your flatlay, you can move the lights around to get the best look.

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Decide on Backdrop: Once you’ve determined what your backdrop will be, go ahead and lay it down in your workspace. As I mentioned earlier, I’ll be using a white bed sheet for this Instagram flatlay walkthrough and I’ll be working on top of my bed.

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Pick Out Your Props and Decide on Theme: Sometimes you know what your theme is going to be before you even lay out your props. Other times, you’re absolutely clueless until you’ve taken a look at what you’re working with, in terms of props. For my flatlay, I’m featuring a PR package that I received from Profusion Cosmetics. Naturally, my theme will be beauty (more specifically makeup). In order for this flatlay to make sense, every prop that I use will be somewhat related to this beauty theme. I wouldn’t, for example, toss in a baseball glove because… huh? It wouldn’t make sense. 

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Start Building Out Your Flatlay: Now that we have all that out of the way, the fun can officially begin. I typically start with my hero products. In this case, my hero products are the largest Profusion Cosmetics palettes. I decide to stack these on top of each other since they’re a bit on the bulky side. 

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I then begin building out my flatlay by placing supporting props in the frame. I pull a pink makeup bag into the flatlay and place it off to the side because I don’t want it fully in the frame (it’s too bulky to be fully in the flatlay).

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Now I ask myself, what would naturally come out of a makeup bag. More makeup, right!? Yes. So I place more of the Profusion Cosmetics products inside of the pink makeup bag. Tip: Make sure that the brand’s name is upward facing on all of the products.

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Next up, I add a small marble tray into the flatlay and place the remaining Profusion Cosmetics makeup products that I have on top.

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We’re almost done with the flatlay. However, it feels a bit imbalanced to me. I want to add something that ties in the pink makeup bag a bit more. As such, I’ve added the pinkish name card that reads, “Daydream Believing”. In post, I’ll edit the color of the makeup bag more so that it matches the name card a bit better. I’ve also added in the eyelashes to fill in the negative space in the bottom right corner.

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As a final step, I’ve placed a few silver rings in the flatlay to help balance things out. And that’s it for the build out!

Capture your Flatlay: Now that you’ve completed your flatlay masterpiece, grab your camera and start snapping away. For the most part, you want to capture your flatlay from high up above. However, don’t limit yourself to that. It’s still a flatlay if you decide to take the photo from an angle. 

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As the last step, I edited my final flatlay in Photoshop and VSCO.

And that’s it! It wasn’t too bad, was it? 

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10 Free Flatlay Stock Photos for Influencers & Bloggers

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If you’ve ever struggled with creating the perfect flatlay, know that you are not alone. Flatlays and other styled stock images can be pretty tricky to nail, especially when you’re limited in time and resources. If this sounds a lot like your struggle, then boy-oh-boy have I got the perfect freebie for you!

First things first, let’s talk a little bit about flatlays and why they’re so important.

What is a flatlay?

A flatlay is essentially a picture taken from above of items placed on a flat surface. If you’ve spent any time on platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, then chances are that you’ve seen your fair share of flatlays. However, if you’re still unclear, check out these 1o Inspirational Flatlay Instagram Accounts

Why do you need flatlays?

Now that we know what a flatlay is, let’s talk about why they’re so important. Quite simply, flatlays are great for adding diversity to your social content, showcasing a hero product and also grabbing the attention of big brands. They’re pretty crucial! So if you’re not already incorporating these gems into your social content, you definitely want to start. Like, now. 

A Special Freebie For You

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned about flatlays, it’s that they can take a lot of time to create. You have to find the perfect lighting, secure the right props and then style them in a way that makes sense. Trust me, I know the struggle and I want to take some of that struggle off of your hands. That is why I’ve decided to send out FREE flatlay photos, EVERY month to everyone on my email list.

Yep! You heard right. Every month, I’ll be capturing and sending out free flatlays for you all to use however your heart desires. It’s my way of saying thank you for all of your support over the years.

If you’re ready to get your hands on this month’s free flatlays, hit the “Download” link below and they’re all yours. You’ll automatically be added to my email list and will start receiving these freebies every month! 

Download Your Free Flatlays here.

If you have any suggestions for next month’s free flatlays, holler at me in the comments below!

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9 Essential Instagram Apps and Tools for Bloggers and Influencers

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If you don’t have the right tools/apps at your disposal, your Instagram photos and videos will leave you disappointed. Trust me. I know.  When I first got serious about growing my brand on Instagram, I knew that I would need to step my photo and video game all the way up. Like, all the way!

One day, I decided to look around to see what others were doing and I quickly noticed one thing. They were all using a multitude of apps and tools to create their stunning content for Instagram. After doing a bit of research, I was able to identify a few commonly used apps amongst bloggers and influencers. Being the generous blogger buddy that I am, I decided to share them with you all!

Listed below are 9 essential Instagram apps and tools that every blogger should have:

1. Canva – Before I discovered Canva, I thought EVERY one of my favorite influencers was a masterful graphic designer. The images and videos they were sharing were just heaven sent! Heaven sent!  What’s their secret? Canva!

Canva is an app that offers hundreds of templates, photos and graphic elements for you to choose from. The best thing about it is that an untrained monkey could use it! It has an easy-to-use, drag and drop feature that allows you to swap in/out any of the elements in a template. The free version even allows you to store up to 3 of your brand colors in the app so that you can easily add them to your design.

2. Snapseed – Ever wonder how folks create a super white background or how they desaturate only certain portions of an image? Snapseed is the culprit. Now, I’ve known about Snapseed for quite some time, but I kind of wrote it off as one of those apps that would just be a space-taker-upper on my phone. But, boy-oh-boy, was I wrong. 

If you don’t want to cough up the money for Photoshop ( I don’t blame you), Snapseed is a great mobile phone alternative. It has a TON of photo editing options including:

Snapseed-Editing-Options“Spot Healing” – This feature allows you to remove any small mistakes in your photos

“Tune Image” – This is where you can find commonly used editing options like brightness, contrast and saturation

“White Balance” – Photo looking a little blue? You can use this feature to add a little warmth to your image

“Details” – You can use this feature to sharpen up your images and add some clarity

“Crop” Got a flatlay you want to convert to a square format? This crop feature has got you covered! 

“Selective” – This one little feature is the main reason why I keep Snapseed on my phone. It allows you to select certain areas of your image and make edits to ONLY those regions of your photo. Say whaaaat? Yes! This is how a lot of your favorite bloggers and influencers create those beautiful white and desaturated backgrounds. This is it, people!

*Comment below if you’d like me to create a step-by-step tutorial on this!

3. Planoly – I’ve spoken about Planoly in a previous post, but because I love it so much I’m hitting you guys with it once again! Before I discovered Planoly, I would use a private Instagram account to plan out my images before posting them to my real account. Yes. It got the job done, but it just wasn’t a very effective way to go about things.

I soon discovered the amazingness that is Planoly. Planoly is a management and scheduling app that not only allows you to plan and schedule out your Instagram posts, it also provides helpful insights on the content that you have posted. 

Here’s a look at what the desktop dashboard looks like:

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And here’s a look at the Analytics interface:

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4. VSCO – If you’ve spent any time on social media, then chances are that you’ve heard of the app VSCO. If you haven’t, VSCO is a mobile app that offers tons and tons of photo (and video!) filters. The free version offers a few basic filter options, but if they’re not enough, you can purchase preset packages. 

I signed up for VSCO X ($20/year) which is a subscription service that gives you new perks every month. Some of those perks include new film x presets and 100+ classic VSCO mobile presets. I’d recommend it if you like to play around with different filters. However, if you’re looking to stay consistent with only 1 or 2 filters, I’d recommend just purchasing one of their regular filter packages.

5. Perfect365 – Because I love you guys, I’m going to be honest about the story behind how I discovered this app. I literally went to Google and searched: “What app do the Kardashian/Jenner girls use to look so perfect in their pictures?” Ok, moment of shame over. 

After conducting this research, I learned that a lot of bloggers/influencers use an app called Perfect365 to give their face a flawless finish. How does it work? It’s quite simple actually! 

When you open the app, you’ll be prompted to upload a photo. After uploading, you can either choose makeup looks that have already been created or you can edit all of the details on your own. You can smooth your skin, brighten your eyes, reduce dark circles, pretty much anything you can think of, you can do it with this app! Slight scary and extremely troubling. I know. But c’est la vie! 

Here’s a look at the Perfect365 interface and also a freshly edited picture. I would show you the before picture but good-golly-Ms-Molly. I’ll spare you! :

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6. CutStory – CutStory is a pretty straightforward app that allows you to cut down longer videos into smaller videos for sharing on IG Stories (and other social platforms). I typically use it to cut down my iPhone tutorials and funny meme videos before sharing on my Instagram Stories!

It’s super easy to use. You simply upload your video and then select a platform. If you select IG, the app will cut your video into 15-second increments (the limit for IG Stories). If you select Snapchat, the app will cut your video into 10-second increments. And so on and so on. 

7. UnFold – I just discovered the UnFold app a few months ago and it’s quickly become one of my staples! UnFold is somewhat similar to Canva (but not really) in that it provides you with beautiful templates and fonts for Instagram Stories. What I love most about it is that it helps make your Instagram Stories look very polished and professional.

The only downside of this app is that there aren’t a ton of different templates to choose from and it doesn’t allow for a lot of customization. As such, you may start noticing that everyone’s Instagram Stories are looking the same. And that’s no bueno!

Here’s a look at an Instagram story that I created using the UnFold app (it’s actually a video):

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8. VidLab – Move over iMovie, there’s a new video editor in town! Okay, so I wouldn’t go as far as to say that VidLab is a suitable replacement to iMovie or any desktop movie editor, for that matter. However, VidLab is a great tool to use to make quick little video adjustments. It allows you to cut down videos, to combine multiple videos and add text, music and sounds. It’s a pretty good one stop shop for your basic video editing needs!

9. Record It – I’m rounding up this list of essential Instagram apps with one of my faves, Record It. Record It is such a great app because it allows you to record your screen. So for example, if you wanted to record a tutorial for VSCO or any other app, you can easily do it on your phone and record the entire process using this app. 

Cool, right?!

And that’s it, folks! These are the apps that I (and a lot of your favorite bloggers and influencers) turn to on the daily! If your favorite app was not mentioned here, please share yours in the comments section!

Want more? If you’re looking to develop your skills as a blogger, influencer or content creator, be sure to check out my private Facebook Group: PIX Tips!

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17 Everyday Items To Use As Flatlay Props

When I first started dabbling in flatlays, I quickly learned that props can be trés expensive! Staging one single picture with flatlay props can run you anywhere from $50 – $100 (for more prop-heavy images). Nuts, right?! If you’re like me and you don’t want to empty out your bank account in the name of buying props, I’ve got just the solution. 

What if I told you that your home is a gold mine for flatlay props?! Don’t believe me? Take a second to look around. Everyday items like clothing, jewelry and plants can all be used to create the sickest flatlays.  All you have to do is believe!

Now that I’ve hopefully turned you into a believer, check out this money-saving list I put together of 17 everyday items that can be used as flatlay props! If you find it helpful, be sure to share the info on Pinterest!

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17 Everyday Items To Use as Flatlay Props

1. Stationery – You know all of those pens and papers you keep tucked away in some dark, gloomy corner of your room? Well, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and put them to use! Stationery items like paper, envelopes, pens and pencils can all be used in a flatlay. 

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2. Candles – Oh, how I love a good candle! Not only do they smell amazing (if you pick the right ones), but they can be used to fill in negative space in your flatlays. I love to use tea light candles like these here.

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3. Apple Products – Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of an Apple addict, but it’s for good reason! Their products are beautifully designed. If you own an iMac, an iPhone, an iPad or any other Apple product, try sliding them into your flatlays. You won’t regret it! Unless, of course, you hate Apple products. In that case, let’s move along!

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4. Flowers/Plants – I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE adding flowers and/or plants to my flatlays. They’re so full of life and depending on which plants you pick, they can add a nice touch of color to your photo. Tip: If you want your flatlay to really stand out, make sure to use flowers/plants whose colors work well with the rest of your props. I’d also recommend investing in a few fake flowers and plants, because it can get pretty costly to keep fresh flowers/plants in the house. And they’re a life-saver for people like me that can NOT keep a plant alive for more than 2 seconds. 

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5. Accessories – Accessories like rings, hair ties, watches and necklaces are pretty common items that you can find lying around your room. Similar to candles, they can be used to fill in any gaps in your flatlays.

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6. Fabric/Scarves – It can be easy to neglect things like fabric and scarves lying around the house, but they make for great flatlay additions! 

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*Looking for a cute message board to use in your flatlays? Here are a few of my faves: Message Board 1, Message Board 2

7. Rugs/Carpet – Last year I purchased a couple of faux fur rugs (Don’t come for me PETA!) to use in my room. I quickly learned that they can be the perfect backdrop for flatlays. I especially love to use them for lifestyle and beauty images. 

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8. Plates/Trays – Unless you eat takeout 24/7, I’m almost certain that you have a few dishes and serving trays around your home. These types of props are great for holding things like beauty products, jewelry and any other smaller flatlay props.

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9. Camera Accessories – For whatever reason, cameras and camera accessories work really well in flatlays. If you’re thinking that you need to have an expensive DSLR or Mirrorless camera for your flatlay to look good, thing again. Polaroid cameras are pretty affordable and because they come in so many different colors, they make for great flatlay props. Even adding the polaroid pictures themselves to your pictures can be a nice touch!

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10. Clothing/Shoes – I love shooting clothing flatlays. Why? Because I have a ton of clothes, which makes styling this type of flatlay a breeze!

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11. Beauty/Skincare Products – If you keep your beauty products in good-looking shape, they can be used to create really beautiful flatlays. 

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12. Handbags – I’m sure you’ve seen your fair share of flatlays with purses, wallets and all kinds of handbags. They’re great for adding dimension and color to your flatlays.

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13. Food – Talk about yummy! If you can avoid chowing down before snapping your photo, try using food in your flatlays. Some popular flatlay food items are strawberries, croissants, coffee and acai bowls. 

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*I’d highly recommend investing in a wooden serving platter for your flatlays

14. Confetti – Add a little sparkle and shine to your flatlays with the help of confetti and/or glitter. Not only is this a fun prop to play with, but they help bring some life to your flatlays and also help fill in gaps. You can find all different kinds at an art supply store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby

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15. Office Supplies – Items like staplers, paper clips and erasers are all things that can be found in a home (especially those with kids in them!). When purchasing these items for home use, I’d recommend choosing ones that will photograph well. That way you’re getting the most use out of your bucks!

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16. Books/Magazines – A year or two ago, I started randomly receiving magazines in the mail (I should probably look into this!). Instead of tossing them to the side (and looking into whether or not someone was fraudulently using my credit cards), I started incorporating them into my flatlays. Magazines and books are pretty consistently present in flatlays. 

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17. Ribbon – I don’t know what it is about ribbon, but I love adding it to my flatlays here and there. They’re great because they come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors.

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Have any more everyday prop ideas? Share them down below! And if you’re looking for inspiration on how to use your “new” found props, check out this list of 10 inspirational flatlay Instagram accounts!

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