Tired of dealing with clunky, hard-to-manage baseboards? Now you can have a variety of rustic and whimsical options right at your fingertips without the hassle of a traditional, heavy wood baseboards. We are happy to announce our new Peel & Stick Baseboards – a lightweight and convenient alternative photo prop that delivers just as realistic results as its traditional counterpart.
Since cheesecloth wraps for newborn photography are so popular (and we wanted an excuse to look through LOTS of newborn photos), we’ve compiled some of our favorite cheesecloth wrapped babies here for your viewing pleasure! A cheesecloth is the perfect baby photography prop to match with a hat, headband, basket or blanket to create a beautiful portrait. We hope you gain some inspiration for your next newborn photo shoot below!
Newborn photography is one of those genres that just lends itself to props. Of course, the subject is adorable enough, but artfully chosen photography props can take the “Awww” factor to the next level. The studio is the ideal controlled setting for newborn photography and making use of a variety of props. Just about anything can have “prop potential,” from things you already own to items the mother brings along. Hobby and craft stores, fabric stores, resale shops, antique markets and even rummage sales all have potential. There are countless possibilities, but just make sure each props is safe, clean and sanitary. When stocking your studio with newborn photography props, these seven categories are essential:
Newborn posing bowls and crates are trendy studio props that can bring your newborn photography to the next level! Rustic bowls add interesting character, prompt creative posing and can help fill the frames nicely. Stocking up on newborn props and accessories are important to provide a wide offering to diverse clients who may be looking for special portrait styles or themes for their newborn. Providing a perfectly-sized, small area to lay your newborn model in gives a much easier foundation to pose with rather than laying them on a large bed or floor mat where they may lay flat and unflattering.
While posing newborn babies in delicate, sweet poses is one of the most fun aspects of working a newborn photo shoot, it can also be one of the more difficult, patience-testing tasks. Luckily, there are innumerable posing props and aids out there to help assist with special positions that can take your newborn portrait styling to the next level. Accessories like posing braids, wraps, blankets, bowls, and hats are other types of essential newborn props that help enhance styling. Warm, neutral colors complement a new baby’s skin tone for a beautiful soft, look.
Newborn beanbag posers are a helpful tool for newborn photographers shooting posed portraits. These large and comfortable but firm cushioners act as a sturdy, elevated base for positioning newborn babies in various poses. Backdrop Express offers a full line of newborn posing pillows and beanbags that are suitable for helping position babies in a variety of popular poses. Once you’ve ordered your new posing accessories, you’ll need to fill them! There are several recommended options for filler materials, like polyester stuffing, plastic pellets, polystyrene beads or even rice. Beanbag fill can be purchased at many big box stores or online.