Simple Props in Newborn Photography | Hudson Valley Newborn Photographer

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.