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Flat Lay Prop StylingPhotos by Lydia Murty for the Giving Keys

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The Giving Keys was such a fun product shoot to prop style as they wanted a zen garden look to show off their new collection of mala bead inspired jewelry. Props included lots of natural elements like rocks, sand, and crystals. For the rocks, I went shopping at Rincon Beach where I found a variety of shapes and sizes for this shoot. For props, I pulled from some of my favorite Santa Barbara stores like Porch, Paradise Found, and The Sacred Space.

The backdrop I made by painting plain birch panels with dry, textural, paint strokes for an organic look. I used the same paint treatment on risers I found at an art store so I could create levels and depth in the shots. They worked well for both straight on and flat lay angles. Photos were captured by the lovely Lydia Lynn Murty in downtown Los Angeles.

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Prop Styling for JewelryProduct Photos for The Giving Keys

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Prop styling for jewelry is probably the most detailed styling I do. While these images appear simple because there are no other props, quite the opposite is true. The lack of anything else, means the placement of every single link in each chain has to be just so. I use wire and run it down the length of the chain to create either “S” curves or a perfectly straight chain. Chef’s tongs are also helpful for making sure tiny elements, like the round tag, above are facing in the right direction. I would say a “simple” shot like this could possibly take me up to twenty minutes of fussing around with the chains and overall composition. Jewelry styling definitely takes a certain amount of patience!

These product photos were for The Giving Keys website and social media feed. Photos: Lydia Lynn Murty

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kellyoshiro.com | photo: Lydia Lynn Murty | Prop stylist for jewelry | los angeles prop stylist