Celebrate the welcoming of a new life!
The welcoming of a child is one of the most exciting things to experience. Whether you’re having your first or third child, consider booking a maternity session and including some props for your upcoming session.
Props can really add a personal touch to your photos and will give you a wider variety of photos to look at. One of my favorite shots to capture is shots of just the belly with a few props such as a letter board, ultrasound photo, etc.
Read below to find out my favorite props you can include in your upcoming session.
Letterboards make for a perfect prop for a maternity session. There are so many adorable things to write such as:
- Baby's name and due date
- "We can't wait to meet our baby _____"
- Amt. of weeks you're currently at as a mom
- "(last name) mini is on its way!"
- "it's a (gender)!"
Blankets are of course perfect for warmth, but they can make for a great prop as well!
When it comes to using a blanket for a prop, you don’t want the focus of the photo to be drawn to the blanket - I suggest opting for a neutral colored blanket, or something with slight pattern. The purpose of using a blanket for the photos is to bring a pop of color to the images, not drain you out, which is why I suggest something neutral.
Shoes are a great prop for maternity sessions and definitely one of my favorites. There are so many different poses you can capture with the baby shoes
Incorporating ultrasound photos adds a personal touch to your maternity session, and shows off how your baby looks now!
A teddy bear is one of the first gifts a baby is given when they are born and is such a special gift to incorporate into your session. Oftentimes, people include THEIR baby bears!
Believe it or not, but ABC blocks can make for a cute prop for your upcoming maternity session! They can be perfect to spell the name of your newborn baby.