In the world of photography, there’s probably nothing cuter than baby photos. While the only thing you really need to snap amazing baby pics is a sweet subject, some natural lighting and a camera, there are a lot of ways to create unique images that you’ll cherish always.
Using cute props for your baby photos is a fun way to add a little something extra to your shoot. Here are a few simple ideas that are safe for baby and budget-friendly for parents:
Hats and Headwear
Make or buy knitted or crocheted baby hats to create a holiday-specific ambiance for your photos. For example, a red Santa hat works for Christmas, or a pumpkin hat for the fall. You can even find hats with animal ears, just because they’re adorable.
Search yard sales and thrift shops for vintage chairs, wagons or wooden crates for baby to curl up on. Drape a knit blanket or other fabric for comfort and style. Always be sure to have a pair of helping hands nearby as you snap your photos to ensure sure that baby is happy and safe.
You can create a cozy hammock for baby to cuddle up in for the photo shoot. Gauzy materials work wonderfully for this, and babies love to be snuggled up just like they’re in a sling. For safety, always have a pillow or other plush surface (you could do this right over a bed) underneath and a spotter on the side.
Hang a simple banner or bunting on the wall behind your little one. You can make or buy a paper or fabric bunting, which can be reused for party or bedroom décor later on.
Wooden Letters and Blocks
Search your local craft store or thrift shop for wooden letters to spell out baby’s name or another message. Arrange them around your little one for the photos.
There are lots of simple ways to create a special scene for your baby photos, including working on a budget or using things you already have around the house. Once you’ve edited your photos, you can even create a Photo Calendar or Photo Book to give as gifts to family and friends. Which prop are you most excited to try?