I definitely encourage bringing props to your shoot - they can add so much! While I don't use props in every shoot (don't feel that you have to bring something), certain items can help show off your style or personality. Some examples: a favorite instrument, sports gear, a skateboard, your signature hat or fashion accessory, a favorite stuffed animal and/or blanket for small children, etc. I also may bring some props of my own to use if desired.
Other items that can be helpful to have at your session: a mirror, hairbrush, makeup for touch-ups, lip gloss or chap stick.