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The Best and Most Affordable Places for Props

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Designing a shoot top to bottom, with props, the perfect outfit, the right colors, really brings me a ton of joy - but it doesn't bring my wallet that same fulfillment. 😂


Finding ways to easily take your photos up a level without breaking the bank is absolutely necessary as a content creator. And one of the ways I feel like you can accomplish this efficiently is through props, backdrops, and your photoshoot styling.


Here are a few of my favorite places to buy props and how I brought their products/props to life in my Valentine's Day content!


Party City

Party City is probably my favorite place to buy props, their stuff always looks adorable and is pretty nice quality for the price! Also, I usually look online at their selection and then place a pickup order in store - which makes things REALLY convenient (almost too convenient 🤑🙈)



I mean who doesn't LOVE Target. Even I was a skeptic for years, it's truly the most magical place. Target is always switching up its selection to match the season and holiday, which I love. I also am obsessed that they keep their staples like fringe backdrops, streamers, etc. in stock constantly!


King Soopers (or your local Grocery Store)

THE BEST PLACE TO BUY YOUR PHOTOSHOOT FLOWERS! They have a huge selection of really nice bouquets with a wide price range, which is so appreciated! Sometimes my photoshoot is all about the floral design, so I'll spend a little extra, and sometimes I don't need such gran photos and their lowest price arrangement is perfect!


Dollar Store/Tree

I mean, do I need to say more? Everything is around a dollar, and you can get so many different items ranging from party and holiday decor, food, and even pick up a few household necessities while you're there! 😂 Who else thinks we need to come up with a dollar tree photo challenge?!


Here's how I brought my props from these stores to life!


"Be Mine, Pizzatine"

Gold Fringe Backdrop: Target

Heart Balloons: Target

Paper Fans & Hearts: Party City

Pizza: Beau Jo's


Red Roses: King Soopers

Candy Hearts: King Soopers

"Bubble Gum Day"

Heart Backdrop: Party City

"Cupid, Stop Here!"

Heart Balloon: Party City

Cupid Mailbox: Target

Red Tablecloth Backdrop: Party City

Red Envelopes: Target

Heart Paper Backdrop: Party City


I sincerely hope you found some inspiration with this post! Be sure to follow @the_rbrooks on all platforms for even more where this came from!


Have a wonderful Valentine's Weekend beautiful!


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