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.
Newborn photography is probably one of the most interesting and fun niches of photography that you can get into. It may also be something lucrative at some point. It will absolutely surprise you how many parents are willing to pay top dollar in order for you to be able to document something as magical as the first few days of their baby’s life. At this particular time in their lives, everything is still kind of hazy and blurry for the parents. They are barely able to get any kind of sleep and the quality of sleep they get is also pretty lousy. However, if this is something that you will be able to pull off without a hitch, the results can actually be pretty amazing and breathtaking at some point. Props can be pretty amazing when used the right way and can really help newborn photographers who are just starting out in exploring this particular leg of newborn photography.
Faux furs are great props that you can try out if you do not know where to start. They look great in the photos and they feel great to the touch. It is practically the perfect equation already. Faux furs are absolutely perfect for you to invest in and you can basically pair them off with just about anything and everything. They offer tremendous comfort to the baby because of the fact that they are thick and substantial enough to be stuffed in baskets, crates, and so on and so forth. They are thick and they look classy as ever. They can be used as flooring or as a decorative blanket. They are also thick enough to keep the baby toasty and warm so when you come to think of it, faux furs can pretty much get everything covered for newborn photographers out there.
They can be purchased online and even at yard sales. If you are lucky enough to be able to shop in all of the right places, you can even buy your faux furs by the yard. Faux furs are notorious in harboring dust particles and all of that other gunk out there though so make sure that you wash everything thoroughly and let them hang dry after every single use.
You should also invest in a pretty wide assortment of hats.One good run with a really great set of hats will leave you practically addicted to hats at some point. Hats can really make really great looking props and can sometimes even be that nice extra little pop of color to a somewhat fairly neutral backdrop. Sometimes, it would be nice if you ask the parents if there is anything that they would prefer.
Have a pretty good selection available and let them choose if there is anything that they would like the most. What you would like to go for is something that is soft and stretchy. You will want to go for something that will not chafe the baby’s head and something that is not too tight as well.