Category archives: Prop Styling

Ayesha Curry for Cheeky KidsPhotos by Sasha Gulish

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Photo styling for kitchens, and interiors, in general, is one of my favorite things. I mean who doesn’t want to buy all their fantasy kitchen decor? This project was extra special since it was for Cheeky Kids with co-founder Ayesha Curry and shot at her former home. For the kitchen props I pulled a variety of kitchen appliances, cookbooks, serving bowls/platters/utensils, food accents like lemons/herbs/dried pasta, and of course flowers (read, I clipped my own white roses). All was photographed by Sasha Gulish and a special thanks to Lulu Artists.

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Lifestyle Props for
Men’s WearhousePhotos by James Dimmock

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Looks like a work day… Recent lifestyle prop styling for Men’s Wearhouse. I sourced a variety of masculine office supplies and modern office furniture for these shots. Probably my favorite prop is the “palm” in the above shot. The art director asked me for a plant to fill in the negative space, so I re-purposed a fire pit to hold a few foraged palm leaves.

These were shot on location in LA at a private estate and at SKYstudios in downtown Los Angeles. Photos by James Dimmock.

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Prop Styling for FashionPhotos by John Russo for Sacoor Brothers

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Prop styling for fashion shoots are always a fun experience. For Sacoor Brothers I styled a chic French-style breakfast complete with croissants, fresh OJ, french press, berries, and brie. For the other scenes, it was mostly about hand props like a classic red rose bouquet for their Valentine’s Day promo. I also pulled toys for the kids to interact with like hula hoops and kid-sized maracas. All of which served double duty to keep the kiddos entertained between scenes.

This was shot at various Santa Barbara locations including: East Beach, The Pier, The Funk Zone (Santa Barbara Surf Museum served as our faux Havana set), and a private estate in Montecito. A special thanks to John Russo for the stunning photos.

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Prop Styling for FoodPhotos by Image Capture for Haplok

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For the new lifestyle website Haplok I had so much fun prop styling the cookbook portion of the site. Above, is one of my favorite shots, cheesy lobster paired with mac ‘n cheese. For the backdrop, I rented a slab of marble from the Surface library and layered a fringed placemat to add texture under the lobster platter. Mad props to the food stylist Hannah Canvasser for making these beautiful lobsters with perfectly cracked claws. All was photographed by the lovely Image Capture.

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Prop Styling for InteriorsPhotos Michelle Kenyon for Sable

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I had some much fun prop styling these interiors spaces for Sable sheets. Propping for this shoot was mainly about making the sheets look perfect, which involved a lot of steaming and t-pins. To add life to the bedroom sets, I brought a variety of hand props including books, notebooks, blankets, glassware, and lamps. I found the perfect fern leaf on location and “borrowed” it for this shot. All was captured by the lovely interiors photographer Michelle Kenyon.

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Prop Styling for Tabletop ProductsPhotos by Lane Dittoe for The Ark

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Flat lay prop styling is one of my favorite genres of styling. So when my friend Kate asked me to style entertaining and lifestyle themed product shots for her fine tabletop rental company, The Ark, I was extra pumped.

Food props were my were my main focus for this shoot. When I pull food props  I look for rich color, interesting texture, and scale. In general, smaller more delicate items are easier to work that bigger items. When you’re trying to accent a product, it’s really important that the prop not draw attention away from the product. Some of my favorite props for this shoot were gorgeous purple/black beans, mini eggplants, and kale, all from my beloved Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market.

For floral accents, Kate wanted minimal, more everyday home, flowers. I pulled unique shapes like fern curls for her collection of moody black pieces and dainty scabiosa for her stunning marble plates. For backdrops, we used a mix of seamless, ceramic tiles, and these really cool suede boards I found at an art store. Lane Dittoe was on hand as our awesome product photographer and it was so much fun to work with him once again. And be sure to check out the rest of The Ark’s stunning inventory right here.

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Food Editorial
with Chef Michael CimarustiPhotos by Tom Story for Coastal Living

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I’m super excited to have prop styled for a food editorial with amazing Chef Michael Cimarusti for Coastal Living’s October 2017 issue. His annual party, Seafood-palooza, became the subject of this editorial, from lobster, to oysters, to gooey duck salad, it was the most delicious set I’ve ever worked on.

His wife, Crisi Echiverri, a talented pastry chef, made the delicious kumquat cake for dessert. I styled the shot with a matte black platter and a stack of organically shaped plates both from Porch, iron handled flatware from Hudson Grace and loose kumquats clipped from the couple’s garden. Food styling was handled by the lovely Yasmin Alishav who made this delicious cake look camera ready and photos were captured by Tom Story.

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Prop Styling for Men’s WearhousePhotos by James Dimmock

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It was such an honor to prop style for Men’s Wearhouse latest wedding campaign. For the art direction, I was asked to pull chic wedding props to go with our location the Paramount Theater in Oakland. For instance, for the cake cutting scene I used a bar cart from Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals and paired it with a real cake by The Whole Cake (who was super awesome and made me this cake with less than a weeks notice and during the height of wedding season). Other scenes included a “guys getting ready” and a first dance scene featuring oversized marquee letters from Bright Rentals. The reception portion of the shoot was shot at Bear Flag Farms and featured a nuetral white and blush palette. And commercial photographer, James Dimmock, captured the photos.

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Prop Styling for ShoesPhotos by Jose Villa for Kate Whitcomb Shoes

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It was so much fun prop styling for shoes for the new company, Kate Whitcomb. I have a pretty well documented love of shoes (ahem, Shoesday) so when I got the inquiry, I was super pumped. Kate’s shoes are unique as you can personalize your shoes with your wedding date, name, etc. She wanted pretty product shots to use for her social media and marketing material. She wanted each shoe shot to feature other elements, as if this was the still life shot of a real bride’s wedding day items. I pulled belts, veils, and headpieces from Untamed Petals and Solstice Bride.

We had twelve shots on the list, including a craftsman shot to go with her about page, a pink shot for breast cancer awareness month, a “will you be my bridesmaid” shot, and an overall shot with multiple shoes lined up organically. One of my favorite shots from the day was the craftsman shot. I made a “bouquet” with worn tools I borrowed from local Santa Barbara leather worker, Makesmith and tied it with pink Adorn Ribbon. Then I layered in a swatch of lace from one of the shoes, Kate Whitcomb emblems, and old wood shoe lasts from Etsy.

All was expertly captured by the one and only Jose Villa.

Photographer: Jose Villa | Shoes: Kate Whitcomb | Prop Styling & Floral: Kelly Oshiro | Calligraphy: Susan Silverberg | Backdrops: Heirloom Bindery | Headpieces & Veils: Untamed Petals from Moondance Bridal | Veils: Solstice Bride | Jewelry: 33 Jewels

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Prop Styling for Soft GoodsPhotos by Sposto Photography for Tono & Co

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kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los AngelesWhen Janelle approached me about this color themed shoot for her textile company, Tono & Co, I was super excited about the concept. She wanted to do a very different product shoot, and show her ribbon with like colored objects. I loved the concept, it reminded of some similar flat lay stories by one of favorite New York prop stylists, Randi Brookman Harris. Referencing her shots and also using the names of each collection for inspiration I began to create a prop list for each color story. For rouge, Janelle thought about playing on the name of the collection and styling with makeup. I loved that idea and I brought cheap eye shadow and lipstick for this scene. This was my first time styling with makeup, I used a knife to break up the rouge powder so it read clearly as makeup in camera. For the lipstick, I bought two of the same color. One I used to make the zig zag on that light pink paper background, and the other, clean, untouched, lipstick I used in the photo.  I added in taffy, pink gummy bears, a petite raspberry tart, my own vintage pink perfume bottle, and a Mrs. Box featuring Janelle’s mom’s ruby ring.kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles

The golden collection was one of my favorite looks. I found adorable striped yellow and white candy which went perfectly with sliced meyer lemons and individual narcissus buds. I made a toss cone out of some sparkly vinyl paper and Janelle found this pretty confetti which we mixed with dried acacia sprigs. Probably my favorite detail was my petite yellow flower plate with honeycomb and the tiniest brass spoon.kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles

The forest collection was probably the easiest to pull objects for since there are so many great green things. The final mix included cherimoya, bok choy, kale, lime, mint, sword fern, maidenhair fern, monstera, snap peas, and water cabbage. In the center, I placed a loose ribbon braid that trailed throughout the forest of green things.kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles

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The marine or blue collection was definitely a challenging color. Initially, when we started talking about this shoot I suggested spray painting objects to get the effect we were after. So for blue we did just that and Janelle’s team spray painted petite jewelry boxes (including the nasty white liners). I put ribbon in the boxes, and tied around, and Janelle made a petite boutonnière with the a single bloom of delphinium. My blue milk glass bowl held blueberries and aquamarine ring. Then I scattered individual light blue hydranga blooms throughout the scene.elements to this shoot. For the backdrop, Janelle and I had talked about charcoal and Justine made this simple backdrop on set for me. On top of it I styled, foraged oyster shells and textured beach rocks from Rincon and placed them in a “smoky” S-curve shape. I added in petite black river rock, black sea salt and a black Mrs. Box.kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los AngelesThe earth collection shoot evolved quite naturally on set. For each scene They would give me a hanger full of ribbon I thought this one looked so pretty, I just simply laid it down and let the ribbon become the backdrop. I added in copper, star anise, antlers and a cool piece of bark that one of the girls had foraged from a tree. I think my favorite moment was the little bundle of cinnamon sticks tied up with ribbon.kellyoshiro.com | Photo: Sposto Photo for Tono and Co | Product Prop Stylist Los Angeles

A special thanks to Janelle and her awesome team (the queens of steaming!) and Shauntelle of Sposto Photography for the stunning photos.

Photos: Sposto Photography for Tono + Co