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Perfect Newborn Photo Props

There are some things that are just easy to photograph:  sunsets, sleeping puppies, and babies.  And it’s easy to take newborn photography from good to great – you just need a visually interesting prop.

In general, there are two types of newborn photo props:  props the baby sits in or is surrounded by, and props the baby wears.  You can combine both types of props into one photograph if the props are along a similar theme (for example, the baby sits in a giant bird’s nest with a crown on flowers on her head).  But if the prop is really eye-catching, like a funny hat, it may be best to keep the rest of the photo simple so the prop doesn’t overwhelm the real star… your cutie pie.

Here are a few of my favorite props from Etsy!

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  • Little Bunny 1 of 7
    Little Bunny
    This too-cute matching hat and diaper cover made me go, "Awww!"
    $35 from PropWiseBaby on Etsy.com
  • Oatmeal Blankie 2 of 7
    Oatmeal Blankie
    Sometimes, all you need is an interesting background. I'm lovin' this 'oatmeal' blanket because of its colors and textures.
    $55 from FashionTouch on Etsy.com
  • Crowned the Cutest 3 of 7
    Crowned the Cutest
    This photo prop is fit for a prince - or a princess. The soft, stretchable yarn crown comes in both pink and blue.
    $9.99 from YarningToBe on Etsy.com
  • Growl! 4 of 7
    Growl!
    This teddy bear hat would be adorable on any baby - but adding real teddy bears to the photo makes the image especially cute. Maybe even photograph the baby with a teddy bear from your childhood? Awww!
    $12 from JesusFreak4Ever on Etsy.com
  • Newsboy Hat 5 of 7
    Newsboy Hat
    Simple and classic.
    $29.00 from DaddyMackHats on Etsy.com
  • Chirp, Chirp 6 of 7
    Chirp, Chirp
    A great photo prop makes a statement - and this lovely, lush bird's nest does just that.
    $40 from ChasyM98 on Etsy.com
  • Sent from Heaven 7 of 7
    Sent from Heaven
    If your little girl (or little guy!) is your angel, give them wings!
    $27 from Imagination Couture on Etsy.com

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