6 Ideas for Sentimental Newborn Props

Sentimental Newborn Props

At my beautiful Langley newborn studio, I have an enormous collection of props, accessories, and outfits for my little newborn clients. Even so, some parents like to bring in one or two small items from home, which is a great way to add a personal or sentimental touch to their photos.

Check out these great ideas for adding sentiment to your photos!

  • Blankets

Bringing small knit, crocheted, or quilted blankets with sentimental value is a great idea, especially if someone you love made the blanket!

  • Something from baby’s nursery

Popular items include a small name plaque, or stuffed animal, or a month blanket.

  • Memorial items 

This is a lovely touch, especially when a grandparent is no longer around or baby follows a loss. Sentimental jewelry, or even a picture can be used to include a loved one in baby’s newborn session.

  • Maternity photos

If you did a maternity session, you can do some similar poses with your baby and frame them side-by-side in your home or in an album. If you used an outfit or name blocks, ultrasound picture, etc., we can use those props again in these photos, too.

  • Occupations/Hobbies

If you or your spouse love your job and want to add something from it or one of your hobbies, this will help add a personal touch. Some examples: army dog tags, sports helmets, a baseball, guitar, football, stethoscope, sports jersey, or hat.

  • Wedding Rings

This is a classic shot for good reason. Baby feet are SO sweet – and placing the rings between their toes is adorable. Also a great idea? Mama’s wedding veil! Wedding dresses are not recommended as newborns can be unpredictably messy. 🙂

What items are you planning to bring to your newborn session?

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