Brides like to include personal items in their photos as well. One of my brides, had a hanger made with her wedding date and future last name. I paired the hanger up with her awesome purple shoes and bridal bouquet to make a unique shot.
Sweet little baby clothes, special blankets, baby shoes, etc. can be tied into a newborn session. Kids and teens like to include sports items such as pom poms, football, baseball bat and sports shoes. I recently took pictures of my great niece in an old trunk that was my grandmothers. As you can see below in the black and white photo, the kids are holding a younger version of themselves in a picture. This can also be done with old photos showing the different generations. Next time you schedule a photo session with your photographer, make sure to include personal items that can be used to tell your story!