Need a little inspiration? Here are my top 6 picks in 2023 for unique props for a wedding or photoshoot. – for brides seeking a unique backdrop for their wedding portraits or photographers building their portfolios. All of these props have been photographed by my previous renters in one of my dress rentals. Let their creativity inspire you!
Doesn’t the thought of an igloo give you Alaska or Norway vibes? Well, if you’re as obsessed with them as I am, you don’t have to leave the U.S. to get photos in an igloo. In the past years, igloos have become popular and used as restaurant outdoor seating. I suggest you contact a local restaurant to see if you can rent one during their slow time!
Photographed in Western Massachusetts recently, this gorgeous igloo is set in the woods and decorated boho style. This dress rental is Andres, and she’s extremely popular in 2023. Photography by Lindsay Burgess Photography
Old wooden doors
If you’re going for rustic, old paint-chipped doors are brilliant and fit the Western vibe. If you don’t have them, look for them at an antique shop, and see if you can “rent them” for a day for a photo shoot in exchange for some photos. Or find a “salvage” store that may have saved them when tearing down old buildings!
A vintage car
A vintage car is perfect for a photo shoot or for wedding portraits, especially sitting on a rooftop with a cityscape in the background! Did you know you don’t have to have a “friend” who owns something like this to use it for a prop? Look at Turo, a car-sharing service that will let you rent it from the owner for the day. Everything from vintage convertibles to beefy 4×4 Jeeps!
The perfect way to add a little flair to your photo shoot or wedding portraits!
A retro camper
Anything “retro” is the perfect backdrop for all our photoshoots, don’t you think? You can rent campers, vans, and RVs from real owners on Outdoorsy.com or rent one on Airbnb – click to see this Southern Living article for unique vintage RV stays nationwide. Plan a photography retreat around your stay!
A beach pier
During the summer, you have to take advantage of shooting on the beach. To stay out of direct sunlight, a long pier is a perfect backdrop and location, don’t you agree?
I hope you like my top 6 picks in 2023 for unique props for a wedding or photoshoot. What other unique props have you used? Any others you could add to the list? Shoot me a comment below if you’ve shot with one of these before and any advice for others that may be interested!
All dresses shown in these photos (except Dallas) are available for rent for your photoshoot! Click on the dress name under each photo to be taken to the specific page.