Fun, do-it-yourself props for your newborn photo shoots.
Hey fellow photogs! I was recently looking online for nests to use for a newborn prop and I couldn't believe how much people were selling (and buying) them for! Instead of paying $40+, I decided I needed to make one myself. I went to Hobby Lobby and found three wreaths that are two different sizes.
As a hobbyist photographer, I love taking those sweet posed newborn pictures for my friends and family whenever a new bundle of joy arrives. However, I don't always have the money to spend on all the adorable props I want. The solution, DIY (do it yourself) props.
Last year when I first posted my newborn up cycled hat tutorial, I had NO idea how helpful it would be to so many photographers. At the time, I knew I hadn't seen any other tutorials specifically on upcycled newborn props which was the exact reason why I made one!
Yup, I made that!^ Well I finally did it! After months of telling myself over and over again that I would someday dig my sewing machine out of my closet (at my parent's house!) and try my hand at some DIY projects, I finally, actually did it.
Ever since Emily's gender reveal a few weeks ago, I've been in newborn-photo-shoot-prep-mode, anxiously awaiting the day I get to take her sweet little baby's photos! And that's pretty much where the theme behind today's DIY craft comes from: how to make newborn cheesecloth wraps for photo shoots.
I finally found a use for kool-aid and it isn't for a drink. I am super excited to do more newborn photography sessions this year and wanted to make beautiful newborn wraps to add a pop of color to the photographs as well as keep the newborn comfortable during the session.
This one is for all you photographers out there. Have you seen those adorable newborn cocoons? They are all over the place and have been for a while. Most of these lovely cocoons are either hand knit or crocheted. I made mine just a bit different; and I must say that I love it.
I keep seeing Wool Felt used to make hair accessories. I have used polyester felt for hair clips (like here) but never wool. I wanted to try it out with hair accessories, so I ordered some colorful wool felt pieces to experiment with. And I'm so glad I did.
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Brought to all you DIY photographers by popular demand! Here is my tutorial on the moss covered newborn prop! This was inspired by the Dreamcatcher newborn prop that has been very popular lately. I...
I'm not usually excited about trends when it comes to photography. I'd rather the focus be on the people in the photo rather than what they're wearing or what kind of crazy editing has been done. But when I first saw these delicate crowns on a newborn baby, I knew they would fit right in to my style.
I love DIY projects and being crafty. So when I saw a lot of photographers starting to use hardwood backdrops, I just knew that this was going to be my next project. Learn how to make your own make your own faux hardwood walls & floors
This is a more difficult prop to make, so don't attempt to make it at ten o'clock at night before a newborn session! Related Articles: The Ultimate Guide to Pro Newborn Pictures 61 Newborn Images for Inspiration What You Need to Know to get Started in Newborn Photography Follow Sixth Bloom Materials Needed - 39 foot rope (13 yards or 12 metres) that is 1 inch diameter.
Are you're thinking of turning your craftiness into a small business? Here are 15 free crochet patterns for newborn photography props to get you started. TIP: I like to keep hard copies of patterns in plastic sleeves in a designated 3 ring notebook.
I just love my handmade Newborn Boy Bow Tie Props! They are so cute and can even be used on older siblings for photos. These are super easy to make, require very minimal amount of material, and are hand-sewn (no machine required!)
This lace elastic fabric flower headband fascinator is perfect for your flower girls. This hair flower accessory completes their sweetest outfits and will also double as a beautiful wedding giveaway to thank the little princess for walking the aisle for you.