Anna Orr Photography

Newborn Photography -  DIY Prop Ideas

Newborn Photography - DIY Prop Ideas

Let's face it, if you are a newborn photographer you are a  prop collector ! It’s kind of a job hazard. We are constantly on the lookout for new blankets, headbands, buckets, baskets, and of course the cutest hats and newborn outfits. When I'm shopping  I catch myself  trying to find something I can either stick baby  in or  stick on a baby.  I regularly check my favourite sites and vendors for new props.  After all of this shopping, I can say that my wallet is much lighter as those things are quite expensive. To provide some variety and different look for each  session we need to have a lot of props  and outfits :-)

I have searched on Internet what I can do by myself and what won't cost me a fortune.   I managed to create quite nice handmade collections :-)

I started seeing a few photographers using handmade props and I fell in love in that idea.  Don’t get me wrong though… I won’t stop buying headbands and knitted hats, but I think I came up with a way to cut down my expenses on some props and  also woke up my hunger of creating. We have created many newborn hats, pants and rompers. There is a few in use :-)

I really  must say this! I love MR GOOGLE :-) It really helped me to create nice collection of props at low cost. And I can say that creativeness like this is therapeutic and pretty much relaxing :-)