Baby photography props are something that can really bring out in the best in the photos that you take. If baby photography is something that you are fairly new in, then experimenting in props should be a part of your repertoire one way or the other. The better acquainted you are with the baby photography props and how you should use them to make your images stand out, the better things will turn out to be for you.
Most of the professional photographers out there do not really pay attention to baby photography because of the fact that they do not get a lot of requests for it but when it all comes down to it, what you have to understand is the fact that when you are only starting out in the photography industry, you cannot afford to turn down any opportunity to practice your craft or any window of opportunity for you to be able to earn some kind of income. The projects will be slow and scarce in between so you should not be picky with the projects that you take one way or the other.
The wraps are the one of the best props for you to start with. Wraps are pretty simple and basic but babies love them and they are really helpful when it comes to bringing in some kind of security and comfort for the babies, particularly the newborns. The thing with newborns is that they have not really acclimated all that much yet to the outside world. They will yearn the comfort and the security of being swaddled inside their mother’s womb. The wraps are great for wrapping babies up. Try to remember to wrap up their hands and their feet in particular. The best material that you should go for is gauze. Gauze is soft to the touch and fairly lightweight. You will not have a hard time washing them after every single use because they wash fairly easily and they also dry fast.
You should also get a wide assortment of blankets. Blankets can come in different colors, sizes, textures, and fabrics so you have a lot of options to choose from. Look for blankets that are made out of materials that are soft to the touch. Babies are quite prone to chafing because they have really sensitive skin so you might as well make sure that you get those that are soft enough to caress their skin. Again, you will have to wash your blankets after every single use so you might as well make your life easy by making sure that you choose fabrics that wash easily.
Faux furs can also make a really great addition to your props box for baby photography. They photograph extremely well and they can prove to be really great as fillers for when you put the baby inside baskets and crates. They come in a variety of colors and they also come cheap because of the fact that you can buy them by yard.