Need some inspiration when picking out props for your newborn session? Want to make it unique and personal? Check out these great ideas for adding sentiment to your photos.
These types of photos show the same pose with different generations of your family. Show us a photo of you or your spouse when you were a newborn and let us create a similar photo with your child. If you have another child and want us to use one of their newborn photos to recreate instead, that would work too!
Bringing blankets with sentimental value helps add interest and a story to the photo, we love when mummies and daddies brings some blankets/shawls that someone has handmade or has been passed down through the generations. Blankets a wide variety of textures and colours.
If you have lost a love one then it is super special to include some of their items in your newborn session. We have included granny's nighties, granny's lockets, grandpas watch, Sands Teddy- bears, rings, books - anything that is special to you I would love to incorporate into your newborn session.
We can also incorporate things from your childhood or example: stuffed animals, clothes, your bassinet, dolls, a wagon, basket, blanket, etc. something that can be passed down to your child that meant something to you when you were younger.
If you have another child and you have a favourite outfit that you used to put in when they were this size, this is a great time to bring that out and recreate some old memories.
If you or your spouse love your job and want to add something from it or one of your hobbies, this will help add a personal touch. Some examples: dog tags, sports helmets, a baseball, guitar, football, briefcase, camera, jersey, or hat. Of course, we’re open to your ideas as well his is just to get the ideas flowing.
If you did a maternity session, you can do some similar poses with your baby and frame them side-by-side in your home or in an album. If you used an outfit or name blocks, ultrasound picture, etc. we can use those props again in these photos, too. We also offer Bump bowls at our studio with the amazing Lasting Memories. These bump bowls are only available for our pre-booked newborn clients and make the ideal unique prop for your newborn session - check out more details HERE.
This is a classic shot having your child hold your wedding rings in their little hands or placing them between their toes is a good way to incorporate your rings into the shot. Although this photo , it will be unique because they are your personal rings and they show the commitment and love that you and your spouse have for your family. Alternative idea if you have a little girl, we could also use your wedding garter as a headpiece.
I hope this has given you some ideas of some special props you can use during your newborn session. If you haven't already booked your newborn session with us then be sure to get in touch ASAP so we can check for availability and secure your slot. We would love to capture these special memories for you.
If you little one is already passed the newborn stage then the next milestone to capture is a Sitter session, which is another favourite of ours. Our lovely friend Marie who is a Newborn photographer in Worcestershire has written a lovely blog explaining what a Sitter Session is - pop on over and have a read.
Love and Hugs