Different people have different opinions when it comes to props, and that's completely fine!
I am just sharing with you my opinion; feel free to take it or leave it!
I am all for props... when there is a specific reason for you wanting to include that prop in your photo.
Props for the mere sake of props, I would rather focus instead on the people in my photos.
Take these following photos for example:
So what do I want you to take away from this tip? That depends.
If you love props, great! Use them.
But I encourage you to think of WHY you are using those props. Do they add to your image? Do they help you tell a story? Are they meaningful to you, your subject, and the story you are trying to tell?
If not, I'd be so bold as to say, you might not need those props.
If you disagree and want to keep using all the props you can think of - go for it.
As long as you are shooting, I am happy!
Stay tuned next week for some tips on what to wear during your session!