Autumn is a great time to take amazing looking photos, the colours and textures are perfect. I’ve put together some low cost autumn photo prop ideas to give you some inspiration. Low cost props are really easy to find, in fact you probably already own items that you can use and a short trip around the park will get you some great props for free!
Autumn Photo Prop Ideas
Autumn Leaves, Conkers, Acorns And Pinecones
Head outside for some totally free autumn photo prop ideas. You can pick them up from the majority of parks and woodland areas. Even better, turn it into a scavenger hunt and make it a fun free day out for little ones.
Blankets or woolly jumpers
Great for adding a bit of depth and texture to flatlays, I’m sure all of us have got a nice jumper or blanket in the house.
Obviously it doesn’t have to be an autumn candle a normal candle will work just as well. Autumn candles tend to be in lovely rich colours like this Yankee Candle Autumn Glow and it smells amazing!
Copper Micro Fairy lights
Not just for Autumn, most bloggers and vloggers use fairy lights all the time. I recently picked up some copper wire ones from Primark for £2.50. I also picked up the mini rose gold faux succulent from there too for £2.00 I think.
Autumn Novelty Mug
This purchase was purely a personal indulgence but nothing screams autumn like a fox mug filled with hot chocolate and marshmallows. This one was £4.00 from Matalan
You can read which app I use and where I get my free backgrounds from in my How to start blogging on a budget post
Autumn presents so many beautiful outdoor photo opportunities too, and is a great excuse to get the family out before the weather turns colder.
If you have any other autumn photo prop ideas, pop them in the comments.
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I’m no blogging expert, infact I have only been blogging on and off since Ava was a couple of months old (You can read my first post here Ava’s Birth Story) When I started I had absolutely no idea what I was doing or just how much I would love it. As a stay at home mum life can be a little lonely but blogging has given me a platform to chat to others and a hobby to keep me sane in the early parenting years. For anyone interested in giving it a go, do it! There is a lot to learn if you decide you want to make a career out of it but to begin with getting started is super easy and cheaper than you may think.
What you really need to start blogging
Got a phone? Internet access? Well then, you are good to go. I did buy myself a laptop but a lot of the time I use my phone or iPad as it’s just easier than getting the laptop out.
A WordPress or blogger account – I have just gone self hosted but this is absolutely not necessary to begin with. I started off with a free WordPress account which I found really easy to use and is perfect for someone beginning their blogging journey.
Social Media – If you want to connect with others, sharing your posts on social media is the way to go. I find Instagram is my best platform at the minute for engaging with people.
What about photo’s?
A phone – No need for a fancy camera, your phone will do just fine.
Free photo editing app– My favourite is the Snapseed App, lighting in my house is pretty rubbish but this app helps me fake bright and airy photos.
And fancy backgrounds?
Ever wondered why all bloggers seem to have the perfect white washed floorboards? It’s all lies! Well in my house it is, there isn’t a floor board in sight. There is however samples of white washed floorboard style wallpaper I got from B&Q.
Household items make the perfect props. Flowers, candles, fairy lights or a nice cup of tea can really make a photo ‘pop’
So what are you waiting for? Get writing!