Working with Props
Children who bring props
We encourage children to bring props to their mini-sessions. This is awesome, because you can add a lot of variety to their images and proof set. Also their props tend to make them feel more comfortable. Just by having a known comforting item in an unfamiliar situation can put them at ease. Whatever the prop is, you can find a creative way to showcase the child’s personality and their prop. It’s ok to make the prop the subject of a couple of images, but mostly we want the prop to be a supporting element — not the main focus.
See samples here: Working with Props