Since shopping is part of her profession, Lindsey's collection of props and surfaces grows weekly. She regularly buys from local artists, commissions pieces and picks up anything that catches her eye while out prop hunting. She does her best to collect all of the essentials as well as props you may not even know you want yet. Her favorite props are one of a kind, lovingly used and help tell the story of a photograph in their own unique way. She loves the look of anything handcrafted and appreciates age.

Her prop and surface collection is housed at Throop Studio , a rental photography studio perfectly equipped for food shoots in Chicago's West Town. Throop Studio is owned and run by Jeff Dahlgren, Fortis Photo, and also conveniently located next to Propabilites  prop house.

The prop and surface collection is available for a flat unlimited daily rental fee at Throop Studio if you are shoting there. The only other way to rent props and surfaces from this collection is to hire Lindsey directly. This will get you full access and top priority.


linens-textiles-ramekins-dinnerware-plates larget to small-bowls-platters-serveware-bakeware-cookware-glassware-mugs-cutlery-cutting boards-bread boards-serving boards-cast iron pans-pewterware-copper-brass-silver-marble-enamelware-cake stands-kitchen tools-wooden spoons-trays-containers-vases-barware-background greenery-large background glass objects-papers-crafts-holiday smalls and probably anything else you may need


If you are renting the prop and surface collection at Throop Studio, the flat rental rate is offered at a very competetive rate so you will only have access to what happens to be there on your shoot dates. Large quantities of props and surfaces are always moving in and out for Lindsey's shoots and we cannot guarantee a certain item will be there on a certain day. Anything you can't find in her prop collection can likely be found at Propabilities (next door), the North/Clybourn shopping corridor or Prop Mart. Please put your used props back in their appropriate places at the end of your shoot and please do not stain the surfaces. Any surface from the collection found with a stain will promptly be stored at Lindsey's home  and will then only be available for her direct clients. Please be sure to notify the studio manager if there is any prop damage, surface staining etc. as many items are not easily replaced.

There will be a charge for the damage in the final rental invoice. Basically... treat the props and surfaces in a professional manner as if you sourced/paid for/ commissioned them yourself. Throop Studio is not a traditional prop rental house and does not have a daily manager. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests from individuals looking to select their own props to rent for shoots outside of Throop Studio and outside of shoots Lindsey is booked on.


Lindsey is available for prop and drop when her schedule allows, but has to prioritize the shoots she is booked to be on set for. Lindsey bills at least one full day at her prop styling rate for a Prop Drop booking which includes: sourcing, selecting, pulling, packing, unpacking, returning etc. Rental fees for the props and surfaces are not included in her day rate and are an additional charge. 


The most current image library of surfaces and backgrounds can be found on the surfaces page of this site. Lindsey has multiple surfaces in progress at any given time and loves adding to her collection. Check back regularly for the most up to date images.



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