Are you looking for inspiration to create your best photograph? Props for newborn photos are inevitable when photographing new born babies. So, obviously, they have a very strong influence on the final version of your work as a newborn photographer – a picture, an album or a frame.
Among other knowledge – newborn calming, posing, wrapping techniques, the ability to use a camera, lighting and finally, photo editing – of equal importance is another skill – to know how to coordinate props for newborn photos so that they create harmony and, most importantly, do not obscure the newborn baby. Because he’s the biggest star here.
Like most newborn photographers, you probably have an entire closet (well, maybe a couple or even a room) devoted to props for newborn photos. You also probably use the same posing fabric, poser, wrap, outfit and bonnet or headband day in and day out because hey — you’re a busy photography business owner, and reaching for your tried and true props for newborn photos just makes things so much easier.
You can get way more mileage out of your props for newborn photos if you know how to coordinate your baby photoshoot accessories. Here are eight tricks you need to know if you want to create newborn pictures like a pro.
Table of contents
- 1. Create a set of newborn photo props in white alone
- 2. Use geometric patterned props in the same tonal range
- 3. Don’t worry about the colours – coordinate monochromatic props for newborn photos
- 4. When it comes to mixing textures – just do it
- 5. Don’t be afraid to mix polychromatic props for newborn photoshoot
- 6. Coordinate plain poser with lacey wrap, bonnet or headband to create balance
- 7. Mix textures, different types of fabrics to create the setup more interesting
- 8. Blend textures and colours for maximum visual appeal
1. Create a set of newborn photo props in white alone
You may think this kind of photoshoot setup will be very boring, but you’ll be surprised to see how many interesting photos can be created using white newborn props alone.
You can create an eye-catching newborn photo with the help of white posing fabric and shadows. We provide an example in the following picture.
Jersey beanbag posing fabric is a perfect drop to be used for a hidden bowl setup (it can be a heart-shaped bowl as well. You get the idea…). Combined with matching lace newborn wrap and bow headband tieback becomes the timeless fascinating setup for white lovers newborn photographers. Minimalistic yet enchanting, all-around perfect newborn baby photo setup.
Well, okay we wish this newborn photo shoot props set came in a few other colours! Because it’s really a great addition to any newborn photography studio wardrobe.
2. Use geometric patterned props in the same tonal range
This photo props bundle is a charming collection for all the cutest newborn babies that come to your photography studio. A fabulous newborn poser ‘Create-a-Nest’™, coordinating bonnet and darling newborn baby romper combine for a delightful look with this three-piece set in shades of white.
4. When it comes to mixing textures – just do it
Vintage, chic and oh so adorable! Elegance comes easy in this newborn photography props set. Pair luxurious Matthew Wrap knitted with a cool textural design with our Tiny Heart which is a perfect alternative for the animal softies. Cream, dusty pink or dark grey colour? You decide.
5. Don’t be afraid to mix polychromatic props for newborn photoshoot
This is how you nail the polychromatic baby girl posing props setup. This beautiful set is the perfect example of colourful but not too vivid. It combines pale lilac with neutral grey and a bit of white. We specifically selected props in plain patterns in order to avoid overloading the colourful combination.
6. Coordinate plain poser with lacey wrap, bonnet or headband to create balance
How pleasing it is when your newborn baby girl photography props setup does all the hard work. With muted colours and charming lace, this vintage-inspired set is created to be both enticing and uncluttered. The sheer through mohair wrap with lace adds an extra dimension of glamour, so you keep the setup clean and look girlish, no matter what newborn wrapping style you’re choosing. No effort required.
Now change the bonnet with a tieback, add cute mini bear and you have a new look.
This vintage-inspired newborn picture props bundle combines luxurious mohair blend yarn knits and splendid lace. The headband features both dainty lace ruffles and a lush mohair yarn that ties together this beautiful set. A cute little bear makes this bundle an instant beauty.
7. Mix textures, different types of fabrics to create the setup more interesting
Bundled in shades of grey, this newborn baby photoshoot props bundle makes a great set up for a newborn boy and, trust us, you’re also gonna want to use it for a newborn girl.
Neutral, check. Quality, check. Style, check. Fun, check. Timeless, check. Unisex, check. Sassy, check. Durable, double-check.
8. Blend textures and colours for maximum visual appeal
A fresh glance at the timeless newborn photography props in neutral grey colour. Fascination assured—this baby girl bundle is a total compliment magnet.
I had the honor of using amazing pictures with our props in action by the talented photographer Kristina Mack from Tiny Posers.