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!