Choose one of the following newborn photography backdrops to take cute and creative newborn photos.
From year to year photographers tend to choose natural materials, pastel shades and soft colors in order to create a gentle atmosphere for baby photos. Let’s look at the best-selling newborn backdrops.
If you are going to create something very stylish and don’t want to spend much money, you’d better choose vinyl backdrops. They are easy to work with and you may not be afraid to drabble them.
A damp cloth will clean the surface. Besides, vinyl photo backdrops aren’t affected by humidity and can be stored. The variety of such backdrops is huge, so you can choose any color you like.
Don’t be afraid of experiment and play with different colors. Who said that your photo backdrop should be pastel or white?
Dark and moody colors will only single out your baby’s skin.
First of all, remember that babies have a very tender skin, so always make them feel comfortable and relaxed. Applying overlay fabrics, make sure the underneath fabric is of the similar color.
They are so pure and fit the newborn photography very much. But creamy or ivory shades are also favorable if you need to warm the skin.
This handmade fluffy wool rug appeared first in Greece hundreds of years ago and soon became popular worldwide. Nowadays, it belongs to the category of cheap photography backdrops which is very interesting to work with.
Such a rug is off-white, but you can find different color variations.
If you are lucky to have a beautifully-textured wall or a nice fence, you may finish the background with a simple banner.
There may be some phrases like “little princess” or “our boy”, kid’s name or just some bright pictures.
From the aesthetic point, this natural fabric is very beautiful. What is more important, it is 100% eco-friendly and doesn’t harm a baby’s skin.
You can create many interesting frames in combination with wooden elements. The only limit is your imagination.
There are some photographers, who don’t use black backdrops, affirming that it is not very practical. They believe that it is impossible to see cute details placing a pale-skinned kid on such a surface.
Still, you can “play” with this color if you want to photograph a baby in dad’s hands against a black background. In reality, it looks very beautiful.
Grass, leaves, flowers and petals can be used in a wide variety of options. You can create a flower bed for a baby or even wreaths and other accessories from leaves and grass.
Such natural materials for newborn photography backdrops are among the most favorite backgrounds for many photographers and customers all over the world.
One of the best options for making photography as eco-friendly as possible is an outdoor photo session. Use the beauty of the spring fresh greenery or the bright saturated colors of blooming summer plants.
There is nothing more organic than the picture of a small child in the bosom of nature.
There is a perfect combination of colors for rural newborn photoshoots. Together with light shades of fabric in which you can wrap the baby, this will create a special atmosphere for the photoshoot.
In newborn photography, cotton wraps are really popular. First of all, they help to create comfortable surrounding for a small kid.
In such a way, the baby feels relaxed and you may use all your ideas during a photo session. Soft fur background in a combination with cotton wraps looks gorgeous, making the photo soft and tender.
You may not think about mesh and gauze as photo backgrounds. But actually, they bring beautiful, delicate depth to the photo and make a wonderful contrast for a baby’s skin.
A preferable variant is to choose the fabric of ivory and creamy tones.
Some natural fabrics may also be used for newborn photography. For example, you can place a sleeping baby in a woven nest or basket and get a very cute picture.
Finish the background with soft fabric and use deep, oaky colors. Without any other props, you bring the baby to the forefront.
Handmade clothes or hats are the best new props that make photos really sweet. They add a kind of warmth not only figuratively, but also in a literal way.
The model will sleep safe and sound whilst you capture wonderful moments. Such hats that you see in a photo can be easily made using jersey fabrics or tissue knit.
One of the loveliest and interesting backgrounds for girls is still the backdrop of roses and ruffles.
It adds tenderness to photos, which most customers admire greatly.
Yellow and green leaf blankets are perfect for spring and fall newborn photography. You can use it as a basket/net stuffer or blanket to lay baby on.
Stretchy acrylic newborn wrap knit is a wonderful prop for any baby photoshoot as it looks good on matte and pastel backgrounds. The baby’s skin looks soft.
Super soft yet chunky! This gorgeous baby newborn baby blanket is made from a super cozy acrylic wool blend yarn with a soft furry yarn added for just the right touch.
This is the perfect little blanket to add to your photo prop collection!
It is the thing that is perfect for many poses. You can fill the crane with fabric or fur and lay the baby inside.
Another variant is to make a “butt-up” position with a baby on the top of the crane. You can change angles and positions or even photograph baby with his/her siblings.
This tradition is well-known, but still very popular. With hanging sacks, you can get very touching photos, but make sure that a baby is safe and comfortable.
Moreover, such composite pictures consist of a combination of multiple shots. You won’t do without photo manipulation.
If the photo session takes place during holiday or parents want to have some festive pictures – you are welcome to use appropriate newborn photography props.
If parents want their baby to be a batman or a small princess – why not?! In fact, it looks very cute in photos. Make sure, you have some costumes in your collection.
Using a bean bag for newborn photography can save you lots of time. It must be full and flat on top for supporting the baby.
The best newborn posing bean bag is a vinyl-covered one as it is cozy for baby’s skin and can be easily wiped down and sanitized.
If you are looking for extraordinary newborn props, you can use sturdy baskets. All you need is to put a basket on a nice-looking floordrop and place a baby in it.
Do not forget to put a blanket. To get cute images, it is better to shoot straight down. In this case, you don’t need to pose a baby in a special way.
Take advantage of stuffed animals. Ask the parents to choose a stuffed animal in advance. They can even bring the one from their childhood.
As the baby is constantly growing, it is possible to create an amusing series by using the same stuffed animal.
Clothing is not only loose-fitting for babies, but it also allows dating a photo. That is why most of the newborn pictures are taken in a festive outfit, wrappers or clothing specially designed for photo sessions.
Tutu skirts and ties may also serve as charming newborn photography props. A tie for a boy is a rather simple accessory, but make a baby look so cute. Tutus allow a baby girl to look like a real lady.
Photographers often use vintage suitcases, boxes and crates as a newborn photography props bed. Wooden suitcases are universal props because you can shoot the baby either inside the suitcase or on the top of it.
Similar to baskets and boxes, the suitcase must be robust and clean. To make the baby feel more comfortable in the suitcase, put a blanket in it.
One of the most interesting newborn photography ideas is to use teepees both for older babies and toddlers.
A teepee is a very useful prop for those photographers who work with different age groups. A classic fabric tent will definitely make any photoshoot more interesting.
Moreover, creative shooters can make their own teepee. All you need is to drape a piece of material over the tree branches.
Anyway, you can always make something on your own.
Use these free actions, presets and overlays to edit baby photographs in several clicks.
This marvelous PS action allows you to add a cool effect to your images.
Moreover, it enhances the skin of newborn giving it a delicate natural tint. Use this action to soften a picture without losing any essential details.
Warm Light is one of the most commonly used LR presets as it allows enhancing the images of sleeping babies.
Use this preset to add warm tones to the photo and receive stunning results.
This beautiful PS Confetti overlay can be applied to both newborn and love story pictures.
It gives the image rich colors and decorates it with numerous small and big hearts! Pink Hearts will make your wedding and holiday pictures more vivid and lively.
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