Photo props are usually not too difficult to make for a wood worker, the entire project consists of small pieces of wood, what is interesting is the final finish. I guess that depends on the a particular photographer and his narrative he likes to portray in his work.
Props come in as many ways as there are ideas for pictures, it is really bound only by your imagination and having a trusted wood worker handy can really speed up the process of getting a photo shoot done.
All these examples you can see here can be done within a week notice usually. I personally like to work with recycled wood, not only in order to stick to my business model, but also an old and worn wood makes these projects a lot more interesting in my opinion.
Finish on the aged wood looks differently as well. Any stain or paint applied onto the surface of an aged wood will have a distinctive looks, especially when you sand through multiple layers.