Newborn photography is a special and unique genre that requires careful consideration of every aspect of the photo shoot. Choosing the right props can be a game-changer in terms of creating beautiful and memorable images. After twelve years as a newborn photographer in the Boston area, I’ve accumulated quite the prop collection. But in the end, I’ve found my favorites. Here are the five props that I use in pretty much every newborn session.
A stretch jersey wrap is a versatile and essential prop that can be used to swaddle your newborn in a variety of ways. It’s soft, stretchy, and comfortable for your baby, and can be used to create a range of different looks and poses.
Cheesecloth wraps are another essential prop that can be used to create a variety of looks and poses. They’re lightweight and have a gentle texture, making them perfect for wrapping your baby’s soft skin in a delicate and dreamy way.
A knit wrap is a cozy and warm prop that can be used to create a range of different looks and textures. It can be used to wrap your baby or as a background prop to add depth and dimension to your images.
A bowl or basket can be used to create a range of different looks and poses. It can be filled with soft blankets or fabrics (using some of my other favorite props) to create a comfortable and secure space for your baby, or to add texture and depth to your images.
A neutral-toned blanket backdrop is a simple and timeless prop that can be used to create a clean and classic look. It provides a neutral background that allows your baby to be the main focus of the image.
By using stretch jersey wraps, cheesecloth wraps, knit wraps, bowls or baskets, and neutral-toned blanket backdrops, you can create a variety of different looks and poses that put the beauty and innocence of your newborn in focus.
Now that you know my favorite props that I have in-studio but also in my kit for in-home sessions, let’s set up a time to plan your newborn shoot! If you live in the Boston area, check out my photography packages and then get in touch.