Need some inspiration when picking out props for your newborn session? Want to make it unique and personal? Here are 9 ideas for Sentimental Newborn props to add to your session.

1. Recreate a parent, Parent, or sibling Sibling photo.

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

2. Blankets 

Bringing blankets with sentimental value helps add interest and a story to the photo. For example, if it was quilted or crocheted by nana, you’re helping add that sentimental touch and make nana proud. Or maybe it was a blanket that you or your significant other used as a baby. Blankets also provide a wide variety of textures and colors, which adds depth and visual appeal to your photograph. Also, if it was quilted or crocheted by nana, then you’re helping add that sentimental touch and making nana proud. 

3. Your House 

If we do a session at your house, this will probably add the most sentimental value to your images. This is the house that you brought your baby home to, the one where they first lived. The nursery you decorated for him/her. The possibilities are endless. 

4. Something from Parents’ Childhood  

We can also incorporate things from your childhood., For example, stuffed animals, clothes, your bassinet, dolls, a wagon, basket, blanket, etc., or maybe something passed down to your child that meant something to you when you were younger.

5. Siblings’ Clothing

If you have another child and a favorite outfit that you used to put him/her in when they were this size, this is a great time to bring that out and recreate some old memories.

6. 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 are dog tags, sports helmets, a baseball, guitar, football, briefcase, camera, jersey, or hat. Of course, we’re open to your ideas, as well., This is just to get the ideas flowing.

7. Maternity photos

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

8. Wedding Rings 

Using wedding rings is by far a classic shot. Having your child hold your wedding rings in their little hands or placing them between their toes is an excellent way to incorporate your rings – which signify love and a strong bond — into the shot. Although this photo has been done before is somewhat common, it’s not entirely original; it will be unique to you because they are your rings and show the commitment and love you and your spouse have for your family. Alternative idea: If you have a little girl, we could also use your wedding garter as a headpiece.

9. Military

Is your spouse in the military? Or maybe you have special keepsakes such as pendants, flags, or even a hat & so on that once belonged to a family member in the military? Using these special moments is a beautiful way of honoring a loved one.