• Rachel Brooks

The Best and Most Affordable Places for Props

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. 😂

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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.

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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!

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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 🤑🙈)

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Target

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!

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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!

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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?!

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

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"Be Mine, Pizzatine"

Gold Fringe Backdrop: Target

Heart Balloons: Target

Paper Fans & Hearts: Party City

Pizza: Beau Jo's


"XOXO"

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

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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!

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Have a wonderful Valentine's Weekend beautiful!

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