Make Your Blog Pictures Pretty


Make Your Blog Pictures Pretty – I love writing posts like these as I feel that it really helps all you lovely people get motivated and come up with ideas for your posts too!

For me, blogging is something that I really enjoy and it’s not just the writing that I like! It’s everything from thinking about my outfit posts, locations to shoot and what props to use in my beauty photos!

At the moment, as you can probably tell, I LOVE using flowers in my images but with the colder months on the way, feel like I’ll be switching to berry scented candles! Not that you’ll be able to smell them (I will) but for their beautiful, deep, rich shades!

Essentially, what you want is your images to be great quality so it’ll capture your readers eyes, look at the pictures above – it does just that!

Make Your Blog Pictures Pretty – Flowers

There’s a reason that bloggers use flowers in their blog photography, not only do they look great but they add such a vibrancy to your photos.

Look at the picture above, check out other bloggers and Instagram pages – you’ll see how much of a difference flowers make!

Make Your Blog Pictures Pretty – Candles

With Autumn and colder months on the way, I know that I’ll be buying more candles!

I feel that there’s something so pretty and kinda romantic about using candles in your blog photography – when lit, they even look like fairy lights and who doesn’t love those!?

Make Your Blog Pictures Pretty – Trays

OK, so this might be considered as ‘old fashioned’ but trays can be really great to make your blog pictures pretty!

I would personally choose silver or rose gold trays which work beautifully when teamed up with a small bunch of pink flowers for a really pretty ‘country‘ look!

Lay out your beauty products on the tray and co-ordinate your flowers in a corner, focus on the products to ‘blur’ the flowers and you’ll just have a beautiful colour contrasting with the crisp silver or delicate rose gold!

Below you can see some of the places I love to shop! 🙂

Make Your Blog Photos Pretty – Shop

Decorative Accessories  – BHS

Artificial Flowers – Next

Home Accessories AND Metal Trays – H&M

Yankee Candles UK 

They are my favourite places to shop and I am LOVING the H&M selection – there’s marble, gold and rose gold trays on there so please take a little look! 🙂

I always love hearing from you so let me know what you think!


Image – Tumblr


  1. 15th September 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I love candles in blog photos too! Love the light it casts on the product – so pretty. Lovely post x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 2:16 pm

      Yes – they’re like little fairy lights! 🙂 xxx

  2. 15th September 2015 / 12:32 pm

    Excellent post, Layla! Some great tips & insight. My favourite thing to see in someone’s background is flowers! I also really love textured backgrounds or simple white background is stunning as well ‘cos it makes the items pop.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, girlie, and leaving a sweet comment.
    I will be coming back to yours with my wee comments if that’s ok 😉
    Stay tuned with my upcoming posts here:
    xox Nadia

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:52 am

      Thank you so much – I love making blog pictures pretty….kind of a geek like that hahaha! 🙂 xxx

  3. 15th September 2015 / 9:25 am

    I find this kind of post really informative as I am always thinking how can I make my blog posts prettier. Love the idea of trays, its one I had not thought of before. X

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:44 am

      Awww thank you Mini – glad you like the post and found it interesting! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:42 am

      Thank you – glad you like it 🙂

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:40 am

      Thanks x

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:39 am

      Awww thank you Tania! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:39 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:38 am

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

  4. 14th September 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Thanks for amazing ideas and tips.
    I’m going to keep this in mind for future posts

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:37 am

      Thanks hun! Glad you like 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:24 am

      Thank you x

  5. 14th September 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Absolutely wonderful tips. I love the use of flowers and candles in photos. They just make any photo have a certain “feeling” to it. And I love H&M for props as well. Great post.

    Kia / KTS

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much – yes, that’s right….they do have a gorgeous feeling and it’s like a little fairy light! 🙂 xxx

  6. 14th September 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the tips Layla. That picture does look lovely. Props are everything.

    Mich x

    • sprinkles
      17th September 2015 / 9:36 am

      Thank you – it really does make a difference! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:22 am

      Thank you hun! 🙂 xxx

  7. 14th September 2015 / 6:32 pm

    I’m really trying to improve my blog photography at the moment so this post was really useful 🙂

    Claire | | xx

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:21 am

      Thanks Claire – hope it helps you in some way! Love your blog photos so can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂 xxx

  8. 14th September 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Great tips! I’m excited to buy some new candles. And, I agree, candles and flowers really do look nice in photos!

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:19 am

      Yaaaay – glad you agree! 🙂 xx

  9. 14th September 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Great tips! I love looking at photos with candles!

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:18 am

      Thank you xxx

  10. 14th September 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Nice post! I always do pictures of landscapes and places so I find very difficult when I do a blog collaboration and I want to do a close up picture of jewellery or something like that. Thanks for the tips!! xxx

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:16 am

      Thank you very much! Glad you like it 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:15 am

      Thank you – glad you like it! 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 11:13 am

      Thank you so much xxx

  11. 14th September 2015 / 2:34 pm

    useful advices dear;)xoxo

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 10:58 am

      Thanks x

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 10:51 am

      Thanks Jon! Loved the post! x

  12. 14th September 2015 / 2:21 pm

    These are all great tips. I need to get on top of things and get some pretty props. I know how to take beautiful photos of my dogs, scenery, etc., but I’ve never put in 100% of my effort for blog photos for some reason! You have me motivated!
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 10:51 am

      Awww thank you Jenny – it’s good to know that this might help you in some way! If one person is happy – then I’m happy! 🙂 xxx

  13. 14th September 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the tips I will have to check out H&M now for some pretty background pieces! Sometimes my inspiration runs dry and I just cannot think of how to spruce my photos up xxx

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 10:48 am

      Ah, thank you so much hun! It’s all gorgeous – definitely check out the H&M range, in my local H&M I don’t have homeware so I get it all online! So pretty! 🙂 xxx

  14. Candice
    14th September 2015 / 12:32 pm

    These are such great props to use in photos

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • sprinkles
      16th September 2015 / 10:46 am

      Thank you – they really are! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      15th September 2015 / 12:25 pm

      Thank you very much xx

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