Props & Styling Your Newborn Photo Shoot – Part 2
– By Kim Miles
Have you read part one of this blog post yet? You can check it out here.
So you have your Newborn Portrait Session all booked in! Should you run out now and buy a cute newborn outfit, and matching hat or hair piece just for this session? That may not be totally necessary.
What props do you have available in the studio?
Look at this collection of different coloured, textured & styled wraps that Amanda always has available in her studio. There are so many different looks that can be achieved by layering a few different, yet complimentary colours and textures together, like the wraps & flowers (picked fresh from the garden) to match baby Lily’s sweet, mint coloured outfit.
One of the benefits of utilising baby wraps, is that no special outfits are needed for your baby and the cosiness of wrapping helps them to settle in and feel snugly, like this little man.
Look at how well the tones complement one another in this picture of baby Amber and her big brothers & sister. Using different neutral wraps on both of the girls Amanda was able to match to the colours of the boys’ shorts making for very easy outfit styling for this gorgeous family picture.
Along with the collection of wraps, the studio of AF Photographer is well stocked with other finishing touches for a great photo composition, like this little headband, finishing off the look for sweet little Abigail, in many beautiful shades of lavender.
What other props do you have available?
There are many other choices for larger props to use when styling your photo shoot from large floor rugs, boxes, baskets, buckets, nests, a vintage baby carriage and even a mini four poster bed and more that are all kept on hand in the studio.
Look at this fun set up of Ethan and his vintage plane.
Each prop adds more character and interest to the images and can be tailored to suit each unique family and their children.
Do I have to choose my own props?
With so much choice in props available in the studio, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed or obligated to make a choice. Amanda is always there to help make suggestions and style each image set up for you, if you would prefer not to choose something particular.
Can I bring my own props?
Of course you can! You can always make specific choices or requests for scene set ups for your photo shoot, or bring along something special of your own to include – like sweet baby Tamara…and Stewart. Stewart is a special part of Tamara’s family. I’m sure he will take good care of her!
And sometimes the best prop of all is simply the beauty of nature and some sweet sisterly love! Did you know that the studio is located in Wilton, NSW, with plenty of natural acreage for some great photo backdrops!