7 Ideas for Sentimental Props to Include in your Baby Photos

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Need some inspiration when picking out props for your baby photos? I highly suggest using your own sentimental items to make your baby photos unique and personal? Check out these great ideas for adding sentiment to your photos.

  1. Recreate parent or sibling photos

These types of photos show the same pose with different generations of your family. Show us a photo of you or your spouse when he was a baby and let us create a similar photo with your child. If you have another child and want us to use one of their baby photos to recreate instead, that would work, too!

  1. Blankets

Bringing blankets with sentimental value helps add interest and a story to the baby photo. It could be knitted by your grandmother or the baby’s grandmother. Blankets also provide a wide variety of textures and colors, which adds both depth and visual appeal to your baby photos.

  1. Something from Your Childhood

We can also incorporate things from your childhood – for example: stuffed animals, clothes, your bassinet, dolls etc. Try to find something that can be passed down to your baby that meant something to you when you were younger.

  1. Sibling’s Clothing

You can dress your newborn in the same clothes as an older child to create the same baby photos.

  1. Hobbies/Interests

I’ve had some clients come in for baby photos who were mad supporters of a particular football team. We incorporated the football team’s paraphernalia to create a unique baby photo. Some other examples we could use are: dog tags, tennis racquet, a baseball, guitar, football, basketball, briefcase, camera, or hat.

  1. Maternity photos

If you had maternity photos, 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 ultrasound picture, etc. we can use those props again in the baby photos too.

  1. Wedding Rings

This is a classic shot and one that I do the most often with baby photos. Usually the ring is placed over their fingers and over their big toe. This signifies the bond between you both and is also served as a reminder and comparison of how small your baby was when they were a newborn.

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