Sunday Prop Shop Part 2

Welcome back to #SundayPropShop photography lovers! 

This week I have been up to my neck in vintage kitchenalia. You name it Honeybuns had it! The whole bakery was bursting with authentic props which made my job of helping style the photos, even easier. 

Props, subtle or in abundance, can change the atmosphere of a photo and tell a story that makes you want to look at it again and again. 

The art of story telling through props is something I believe you develop over time, taking inspiration from everywhere you go, to create a magnificent scene. Your scene doesn't always have to be bursting with 20 different elements to feast your eyes on, sometimes, stripped back styling can be just as effective.   


I am completely inspired by Kirsten Butler - The Little Wedding Helper. I gave you a hint of her home earlier this week and I wanted to share a glimpse into the house that has become filled with wonderful antiques, vintage props and modern pieces. Kirsten has the ability to mix periods, create atmosphere and every wedding styling she creates, has a different feel to reflect the different personalities of the bride and groom.

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Over a cup of tea and a Freddo bar (It was all I had in the cupboards!) I was fascinated about how during an initial consultation, Kirsten can visualise the types of props she would use to tell their unique story. 

Kirsten uses everything from large pieces of furniture to a tiny antique ring box she picked up on one of her travels.

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The shed in the garden is jam packed full of china and crockery, summer wedding pieces and wintry wonders. There's even a gate she picked up that was left in a skip!

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Almost every inch of surface has a collection of vases, cups, saucers and other little treasures including linens and mirrors and she explained how every now and again she needs a good sort out! 


Kirsten works with brides and grooms as well as styling wedding exhibition stands, hotels and magazine photo shoots, amongst lots of other styling work. I feel very lucky to have been given an insight into her collection and can't wait to see the next wedding and all it's little details.

You can have a peek at some of Kirsten's weddings and events here

No wonder she won Best Special Touch award at the National Wedding Industry Awards 2013!

What have you been styling this week? I'd love to see how you've used some props to add interest to your photos. Link up your photos, new posts or old posts. Next time I will be taking you behind the scenes of my little and not so little photo shoots at home and on location! 

Whether you blog about weddings, food or family or anything else for that matter - I want to see your styling! 

You can have a look at the great ideas linked up last time here.


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