Flatlay Styling Props You Need Now
Whether you sell cakes, flowers, invitations, or jewelry, taking beautiful photos will help you sell more of your products and/or services. Taking a photo against a white background is not only boring it’s also almost impossible to do when you’re battling shadows, lighting inconsistencies and more. So what’s the solution? A beautiful styled flat lay. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Amazon products that you can use to uplevel your flatlay styling.
You can use this list to expand your prop selection or to add to your ultimate wedding styling kit if you’re a photographer capturing beautiful detail flatlays.
The best way to get started on building your prop chest is to think of items that will reflect your brand and your business. Think of textures, colour palettes, backgrounds, items to create depth, and camera equipment to hold your phone or camera in place if need be.
Check out the Pinterest board we created for you to use for inspiration!
Our Essential Flatlay Props
Glue dots are the perfect tool for getting overlaid items to stay in the right position for the perfect shot. The glue doesn’t tend to stain and usually pretty easy to peel off as well.
White Foam Board
A white foam board can be your swiss army knife to be able to shoot on a clean and flat surface or to change your background quickly and easily! You can either shoot right on the board or you can use different fabrics wrapped around it.
Need a little lift? Bumper pads are great for adjusting layered objects in order to get just the right angle.
Acrylic blocks will help you play with the depth of your flatlay. You can use them to prop up an object on an angle or to simply make thing overlap from above.
Acrylic Display Risers
Much like acrylic block these acrylic risers help to prop and overlap your items in a classy, non-messy way.
Flatlay Layering Items
Remember that white board? Now is the time to get creative with it! Visit your local fabric store, thrift store or even your own closet to find patterns and textures that you can attach to your foam board. Check out the pattern on this shower curtain!
Decorative Trays + Mirrors
Decorative trays can be the background for a beautiful flatlay of small items like earrings or rings. You can also use it as part of a bigger flatlay to add texture and depth.
Silk Chiffon Ribbon
Using ribbon like this silk chiffon ribbon works double duty by allowing you to bring in complementary colours into your flatlay as well as giving it that ethereal and romantic look.
The key to your heart, how romantic! These antique keys can be used as filler pieces in your flatlay.
Velvet Ring Boxes in Assorted Colours
I ordered these exact velvet ring boxes for my wedding and they are gorgeous!! They give a very romantic, classy, and glamorous look to your flatlay and are perfect for showcasing rings, earrings, and other small detail pieces.
Having vow books on your flatlay will help a bride start to imagine what she will write in her own vows. This is the perfect way to create a connection with a bride and to offer more layering pieces to your flatlay.
These vinyl placemats are perfect for adding texture to your flatlays! Best part is that they come in different colours!
Flatlay Props For Specialty Vendors
Looking for more inspiration? We’ve broken down a list of props that you can use depending on what type of wedding vendor you are.
- Measuring spoons
- Fancy cutlery
- Smaller measuring cups
- Cake stand
- Cutting board
- Cookie cooling rack
- Cloth napkins
- Fresh ingredients like lemons
- Style multiple options of one item or put items together to bring a vision to life (table setting)
- Textured paper
- Wax seals
- Beige heels
- Ring box
Bridal Dress Boutiques
- Dress bodices with accessories
- Ring boxes
- Hair pins
- Decorative Trays
Need More Inspo?
If you’re looking for even more flatlay styling prop inspiration follow our ”Flatlay” board on Pinterest!
Lastly, ask yourself if there is someone that you can work with. Is there a vendor that you love their product offering and have been wanting to work with? Reach out! It’s a great way to cross-promote and create a win win scenario.