We all know half the allure of a blog or website is the pretty pictures. I’ll admit it—that’s what I want to see. So we always try to provide some eye candy to go along with our storytelling. Turning a good picture into a great picture can sometimes be as simple as a few well-placed props. Maybe something as small as a splash of color can be just the ticket. More than once we have scratched our heads hunting around for a piece of material for a backdrop and come up empty. One day we were at a loss for a piece of red cloth, and as our studio is located in Sharon’s home, I asked her if she had a red dress. Of course she did. A very cute one that was perfect for the shot. Since then we have used several articles of clothing to set off our books. So when in need of that perfect color or textured background, don’t forget to check out your closet for any of your old party dresses.