Newborn Wraps and Props

January 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Sqeeeee!  I am very excited because I have some newborn sessions coming up and I've been prop-shopping and making.  I'm very right-brained and I love doing creative things, from photo editing, photo-taking, to making bracelets/headbands, and props and accessories.

One thing I made to add to the Christine Ann Photography props collection is some newborn wraps.  These are awesome for newborn photography sessions because they are somewhat transparent/see through so you can still see cute baby details like toes and fingers while having them slightly covered up.  It's a perfect swaddle as well.  I made mostly girl colors for my first round but boy colors are on the horizon ;).

These are the colors I have for now (more to come)

Newborn Wraps for Newborn PhotographyNewborn Wraps for Newborn Photography made by Christine Ann Photography Duluth MN.

I've also been making headbands!  In lots of different colors and styles.  Initially I wanted to buy some but I couldn't find anything in the style I was looking for.  I decided to just buy the supplies and make them myself and.. I had a lot of fun.  I'm considering  making many and selling to other photographers :).  I haven't taken any photos of those yet to share.  As soon as I get some I'll blog em!

I have a beautiful furry rug (pictured under the newborn wraps).  Sadly, I went to wash it and made the mistake of drying on delicate which I took to mean very little to no heat and it generated enough heat to basically destroy the furry look :(.  So now I have a soft but not furry rug and a furry rug (I bought a replacement).

Anyway if you have any awesome crafts you love to do or think I would like to do be sure to share with me :).  I'm open to trying new crafts but they aren't always successful haha.  I would love to learn how to crochet so I can make my own props buuuut am very intimidated.  So if you have any good learning resources let me know!  I ordered this book a few years ago but  the supplies it came with went missing and not sure what I need to do anything :(.  I suppose I could order another one.  If you need any newborn photography  let me know!  You can contact me here.  Keep in mind that newborn sessions should be done about 7 days after baby is born.  It can be difficult to give up a naptime for photos but newborn photos are something you will love and appreciate for the rest of your life.  I skimped on hiring a photographer for 2 of my kids and greatly regret it!  I felt like my photos were good (great even) at the time but now my standard is so much higher than it was a few years ago that that photos I took are still nice and I love them but they aren't up to a professional standard.  :(.  I decided to print large prints for each kid as a baby (around 16x24's) to stay on my walls forever (baby photos are timeless!) and going through the photos there isn't much to choose from for a large scale print.  Anyway I just share this because I don't want you to make the same mistake as me :) find someone whose photography styles you love and appreciate to do some photos for you (that's just my advice from experiencing regret from not doing so myself!).  My personal opinion is that newborn photography is one of the most "important" types of photography there is because they are only newborn babies for a very short period of time.. and before you know it they are one year old.. then two.. then graduating high school.. then having babies of their own.

One idea I have is to put up some wall art with newborn photo next to senior photo.  I have a ways before my kids are getting senior photography done but I think it'll be a cool collage!


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