Photo Styling Tips: Garden Gloves Edition

September 16, 2021

Did you know that I respond to styling and business questions on my TikTok account? Sure do!

Recently, I replied to one of my TikTok followers who needed some inspiration and photo styling ideas for a shoot involving garden gloves. My response to her was…

Ice cream always makes everything fun! Follow along to see how I took some cute patterned gardening gloves and shot some traditional photos along with a few whimsical ideas, too!

@lishcreativeReply to @elderberry04 ice cream makes everything more fun! What’s next?! ##behindthescenes ##photochallenge ##learnontiktok ##photographer ##photoideas♬ The Hustle – Van McCoy

Want to get some inspiration and ideas from me? Make sure you’re following me on TikTok!


Think outside the box

I’ll be honest: It can get monotonous to try and come up with new ideas or ways to style photo shoots. Sometimes, we all need a bit of inspiration! 

To help get those creative juices flowing, I love to take “regular” props or products and use them in a way they weren’t intended. Take a pair of gardening gloves, for example. You’d expect to see photos of gardening gloves with the typical gardening props like plants, a shovel, etc.

I wanted to think outside the box and get creative with how we were going to style the gloves and shovel! First, we shot some traditional photos like holding flowers with the patterned gloves on and then with a watering can. 

Then, it was time for some fun. I used the gardening shovel to scoop some delicious ice cream along with taking an ice cream cone and planting a flower inside! 

The key is to have fun and come up with novel ways to showcase your products or focus. Remember: People have seen the “same old shots” so many times. How can you put a new spin on it?


Need more styling help?

I hope that this quirky styling photoshoot helps you get creative with your own current projects or client ideas! Thinking outside the box is crucial for you to stand apart from the crowd. 

While prop styling is so much fun, it also takes a lot of creativity and hard work! If you’re searching for an all-in-one resource where you can learn the ropes of styling and photography, then try my course, Slay the Flatlay.


If you want to learn how to style shots that are fun, focused, and high-quality, this is for you! No matter if you are a food blogger, wedding photographer, social media manager, or a creative business owner DIYing your photos, you’ll find what you need in this 4-hour course. 

I can’t wait to see what you create after you learn all my tips and tricks in Slay the Flatlay!


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