Monday, June 10, 2013

Being Mommy: Newborn Photos




Is there anything more adorable than pictures of a baby who is just days old... cuddly, sleepy and angelic? Professional newborn photos are trendy and very popular right now, but they are a lasting memory that the whole family will cherish. As the mom of a toddler, I can definitely see how those first sleepy days are the sweetest... and deserve to be captured!! Their little toes, eyelashes, soft pudgy arms, will never be so small again, which is a wonder and a treat to see.


I love looking at the newborn photos we have of J, and I can't wait to photograph another little doll very soon! I'm especially excited at the prospect of capturing sweet sisterly shots... photos the girls will always have to remember this special time.

Etsy has amazing newborn photo props, and I know expectant mothers out there will love to get some ideas from these. I didn't use props the first time, but there are so many adorable ones out there I'm tempted to order lots for this time around. Nothing makes the morning sickness and back pain worth it like planning for cuddle-time when the new baby finally arrives :)


If you're having a girl, you can't miss out on the opportunity to have her wear a tutu without protest... and these adorable headbands only look amazing when the baby is mostly bald!

Vintage Tutu & Headband Set by A Sweet Sweet Botique


What about a cozy cacoon by Baby Grace Hats


Such a sweet little hat! by ForeverMade


I'm in love with this peachy cheesecloth wrap by Custom Photo Props


and how can you forget wings! made by LilTutuDivas


For newborn boys, the photoprops seem to be sportier and sophisticated...


Like this little football fanatic crochet hat by Precious Moments Props


or how cute is this baby bear?? made by Imway2Short


I love this dapper little hat by Four Tiny Cousins


look at this sleepy little stud in his adorable bowtie! by NBrynn Design


and this rustic basket would be great for either boy or girl! by Karlys Kloset

If you are expecting, have you thought about hiring a professional photographer, or using photo props? I'd love to hear other suggestions.


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