Simple Props in Newborn Photography | Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer

October 23, 2018


I admit...I am guilty of using Pinterest when designing a newborn set. How can you not, there are so many creative ideas out there!  But... I only use it as a starting inspiration for my own creations.  Many times a parent will come to me with an idea or a sentimental item from home they would like to include in their newborn session.  That's when the wheels start turning - how can I include this prop, while staying true to my style, keeping baby safe and work the item into my workflow to minimize disturbing baby during the session?  I also enjoy expanding my newborn prop stash by making or purchasing new items to keep my images fresh and my creativity flowing. 




I like to think of my style as simple, classic, understated and a little rustic.  While I do like to incorporate a set with a theme, it is usually a subtle nod.  Never do I want to take the attention away from the adorable baby who is the most important subject of the picture. 





Fall colors with some sparse leaves, a beautiful, simple Christmas outfit with some greens.  There is so much inspiration out there, in all different styles, but simple and understated is where my vision usually ends up. 




Sometimes I do like to get a little more daring with color, but never until I know we have some classic portraits you will treasure forever.  For that reason, my sessions usually start with neutral, classic colors and then move on from there.




I hope you decide to use me because you are drawn to my style.  There are many newborn photographers out there and I look at is as a community, not a competition.  We each have our own style, some use props much more elaborately than myself.  Look around and find a photographer who's style you love.  You only get one chance at these pictures!