Unique Newborn Photography Posing Vessels

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

– Aaron Siskind

We are so blessed that the collection of our unique hand-made vessels are amazingly popular and loved by the newborn photographers all over the globe! 

These newborn photography props are absolutely authentic so no wonder that lots of newborn photographers reach us out asking the same kind of questions. We decided to make it easier for all of us and to write a ‘Q&A’ article about our remarkable original creations.

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Production Process

Q: How are the vessels made?
A: Each one is made by hand one at a time and its own unique attributes enhance the picturesque organic quality.

Q: Is the vessel strong enough?
A: It is not as strong as a wooden vessel. However, it is strong enough to keep its own shape even when the baby is in it as you can see in the pictures.
Even though it is fairly strong, you would need to take a bit more care of it than you would of a wooden vessel.

Q: It is said the product is not as strong as wood, what would it be made of?
A: Our vessels are created from fabric with a special technique. It holds it’s own shape but is fragile. We ensure that no toxic substances are used in the production process and this newborn baby photography prop is completely safe for a newborn.

Q: Do I need additional care when using it?
A: Placing a ‘Puppy Pad’ or any other absorbent material underneath the baby’s bottom is recommended for naked newborn shots in order to protect the product.

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Size

Q: What is the size of your vessels?
A: We create our unique vessels in 3 designs at the moment.

Gideon Vessel and Joseph Vessel are the same sizes:

  • The diameter of the bottom 26 cm approximately.
  • The diameter of the top 42 cm approximately.
  • Depth 12 cm approximately.

Mandy Vessel is a bit smaller:

  • The diameter of the bottom 26 cm approximately.
  • The diameter of the top 40 cm approximately.
  • Depth 12 cm approximately.

All of them are just the perfect size for newborn photography!

Q: How many newborns can fit in the vessel?
A: The vessel can fit two newborn babies easily for incredible twin pose as well!

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Colours and Stuffers

Q: In what colours do you create the vessels?
A: We create vessels in neutral and versatile colours so you could take advantage of creating countless setups – monochromatic or polychromatic – for your newborn session. White vessels are perfect for those ‘all in white’ newborn photography sessions because of their rich texture!
Specific colours are indicated on the listing of each vessel.

Q: Does the vessel come with the cushion the baby is laying on?
A: Vessels come without posing pillow. It’s just a bowl. To pose a newborn in it you can use our posing pillow ‘Create-a-Nest’™ or use whatever stuffer you have.

Q: Does the ‘Create-a-Nest’™ fit into the vessels or is it meant to be used alone? If so what do you suggest inserting into the vessel instead?
A: Apart from the fact that ‘Create-a-Nest’™ is designed to be used by itself, it is perfectly suitable to be used as a stuffer for the vessel. Please note ‘Create-a-Nest’™ fits Gideon Vessel and Joseph Vessel only as Mandy Vessel is a little bit smaller diameter.
Anyway, if you can not afford to purchase ‘Create-a-Nest’™, you can put into the vessel a blanket, or even a towel and then cover it with a wrap or something.

If you want to show off a little bit more of the vessel (see the first and the last images of the collage) just place a beautiful layering piece and something underneath it to support baby’s head.

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Coordinating Newborn Baby Photography Props

Q: Do you provide matching newborn photography props to coordinate your vessels?
A: We receive so many inquiries from newborn photographers if this matches that and absolutely understand the struggle to complete gorgeous setups for your newborn baby session.
The answer is yes! We do and love to create collections of coordinating newborn photo props!
We believe that perfectly coordinated props are the key elements that help the artist to tell their own most elegant story that they see through their lens. Believing in this we create unique photography props beautifully designed, impeccably stylish and timeless. Believing in the importance of colour scheme we create Collections of coordinating newborn and baby photo props which just happen to be adored by photographers all over the world!

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Production Time

Q: How long is the production time?
A: 
Please note some products on our website are ‘Ready-made’ while the others are ‘Pre-order’. Vessels are very popular and most of the time are made to order (‘Pre-order’). Production time varies time to time but the average is 2-4 weeks before shipping. Each vessel is made by hand one at a time, it takes time as well as the drying process.
Good things come to those who wait!

Q: I have a scheduled newborn session and I am willing to use your gorgeous vessel during it!
A: Congratulations on the booking of your session!
We are no less excited for you to use our vessel during your newborn baby photography session and to see it in your beautiful images, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a specific date of delivery on International orders due to customs. Please do not book a session counting on a specific All Newborn Props vessel or another newborn photography prop to use in your session until your package has arrived. We do strive to ship all of our items in a timely manner, however, it is truly impossible to guarantee an arrival date and we like to please our customers in every way we can.

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Storing and Packaging

Q: Are there any special storage requirements?
A:
Our vessels should be stored in a cool dry place. When organizing your newborn photography studio storing please be careful to not squeeze it with another newborn photo prop. 

Q: How is the vessel wrapped for shipping? I’m scared delivery men that are not cautious 😉
A: Packaging is a real headache in terms of an irresponsible postman. We are selling these vessels for a while now and it is one of our bestsellers, so we have sold them a nice quantity and I am proud to say that we haven’t received any complaint about packaging or vessel itself.
We love our customers and do the best we can.
We place the insert in the middle of the vessel to prevent it from compression, then place it in a bag and finally in a cardboard box.

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Shipping Charges

Q: How much is the shipping?
A: The parcel of a vessel classifies as a ‘Large package’ and the current charges are listed in the article Shipping and Delivery here.

Q: Do you combine shipping if I order two vessels at a time?
A: As much as we like fulfilling our customers’ requests, unfortunately, we do not.
Each vessel is packed one by one in the box. According to the Postal Office regulations we cannot put two vessels in one box because the maximum size of the parcel will be exceeded.
There are some exclusions, though. If you order a bigger vessel (Gideon or Joseph) and a smaller one (Mandy), we can usually pack them together in one box, but the weight of the parcel increases as well as the shipping charges. That’s why we charge flat shipping rates per vessel.

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Delivery and Tracking

Q: To what destinations do you ship?
A: We ship worldwide.

Q: From where do you send the parcels?
A: We are based in Lithuania, Europe. Parcels are delivered via Lithuanian Post Registered mail with a tracking number.

Q: How long does the shipping take?
A:
Delivery time to European Union countries is 3-10 business days, rest of the World – 2-4 weeks. The delivery time cannot be guaranteed, as it is only a calculated estimate.

Q: Can I track my parcel?
A: Definitely! All orders have tracking numbers and require a signature on delivery.
When your order is dispatched you will get an e-mail from us with tracking information.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

The vessel is just so versatile. I really love it. 
Andrea Krey Photography

I certainly love the vessel. As everything that’s made by you. Such great quality and so unique. 
Aleksandra Helk Photography 

I love your vessel it’s my go-to!! Really want to get it in a lighter colour too!! And the Nest it’s sooo good xo
Sparrow Photography 

I absolutely love the Gideon vessel & ‘Create-a-Nest’™ and so glad they helped me to get this award!
Little Sprites Photography

Images courtesy of:


#1 Andrea Krey Photography


#2 and #3 Aleksandra Helk Photography


#4 (left at the bottom) Sparrow Photography


#5 (right at the bottom) Little Sprites Photography

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If you still have any questions regarding our vessels, please do not hesitate to ask us via the email [email protected] and we will be happy to answer them!

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