Materials For Your Editorial Shoot

Sara Rey Jewelry Photography
Sara Rey

Sara Rey

Materials For Your Editorial Shoot

In preparing for your photo shoot, we'll source any materials that we want to use as backdrops & props in the photos. Here's a simple list to give you some ideas. What resonates with you?

This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and hopefully it will inspire some of your own ideas for objects that will be perfect for your project.

And remember, your images don’t need to be filled with elaborate props & backdrops to be impactful. Some of the most beautiful photos are artfully arranged pieces of jewelry in a simple scene. Props & backdrops should play a supporting role in your photos, and appear only to help tell the story of your brand or collection.


  • Fresh florals
  • Fresh greenery
  • Stones
  • Mineral specimens/crystals
  • Dried florals
  • Flower petals
  • Moss/lichen
  • Branches/twigs
  • Fresh or dried fruits
  • Driftwood
  • Shells
  • Sand
  • Sea glass
  • Candy
  • Herbs/spices (fresh or dried)
  • Vases/vessels (glass, ceramic, etc.)
  • Powders (flour, cement, etc.)
  • Mesh produce bags
  • Brand packaging (boxes, pouches)
  • Solid colored backdrops
  • Acrylic blocks/risers (white, black, clear)
  • Wood blocks/risers
  •  Cement blocks/risers
  • Steel blocks/risers
  • Glassware (champagne, lowballs, bottles)
  • Dishware
  • Ring cones or other props
  • Jewelry-making tools
  • Marble objects or backdrop
  • Wood objects or backdrop
  • Slate backdrop
  • Leather
  • Gauzy linen fabric
  • Lace
  • Velvet
  • Other fabrics
  • Paper cutout shapes
  • Books 
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Stationery
  • Mirror discs
  • Perfume bottles
  • Vintage jewelry boxes
  • Vintage hand mirrors
  • Vintage skeleton keys
  • Glasses or sunglasses
  • Picture frames
  • Trays (metal, wood, mirror, stone)
  • Stamps
  • Maps
  • Hairbrush
  • Makeup
  • Ribbon
  • Candles
  • Game pieces/boards
  • Desk objects/supplies (pens, rulers, etc.)