Creative Accessories For Stunning Baby Portraits

Today I’m going to show you some photographic accessories for baby portraits (also called «props») so you can take notes and get ideas.

How many times have you seen an impressive baby photograph and you thought that you could not do it… It is true that photographing a baby is not easy, nor is photographing a newborn (although reading the mega guides that you will find in the links will help you And it requires kilos (if not tons) of patience, a lot of desire, a little creativity, following advice like these, avoiding certain mistakes and having some of these accessories that facilitate the task, or rather, that make your photos are more spectacular. Of course, this is like the photography team, that the one who takes the photos is you, and not the team, eh? 😉

crochet hammock

The fabric or crochet hammock is a very original resource that offers very interesting results when working with newborns. Here you have them for less than 10 euros.

crochet hammock

I have no choice but to make a small point and remind you that the important thing is not the photo, but the safety of the baby. There must always be an adult near the baby and the hammock must be very close to some soft surface (a mattress, puff…).


the puff It is one of the most used baby portrait accessories in photography studios because by varying the blankets you put on it you completely change the photo. With the puff you can accommodate the baby in different positions and the baby will also be very comfortable 😉

Place the baby on a bean bag


There is no worthwhile newborn session without a basket 😉 or at least that’s what’s in fashion. Baskets come in many shapes and types, you may have one at home, or more than one. If not, you can take a walk around here or by the trace of your city.

When using tall baskets or buckets, you can put a weight inside so they don’t tip over. As I have told you before, the safety of the baby is the most important thing.



The cubes thing is something similar to the baskets. But look for vintage, zinc buckets… Don’t use the plastic bucket for scrubbing! 😉


The buckets, like the tallest baskets, have another use besides the decorative one, they also serve so that the older babies do not move too much or do not crawl out as if they were in an Olympic race.


In summer of course, it’s hot just thinking about it, but in winter… a good hat will make your baby photography a delight. Of course, not just any hat will do, choose a really nice one that does not detract from your baby’s prominence. Here you have an example, but a search, for example on Amazon or on Etsy It will give you a lot of results.



You will not tell me that a pretty headband does not change the photo… Here is a very graphic example. On Etsy You have for all tastes and colors and many prices.

The “power” of headbands

Backgrounds and floors

I thought that people had beautiful houses, with wonderful walls and always with wooden floors. This made me extremely envious, until thanks to a blog I discovered that this was not always the case, that many times they were decorations, a wooden rug or a piece of flooring, a spectacular background fabric and a wooden strip as a skirting board… and voila! You already have a perfect set. There are also backgrounds that you can put both on the wall and on the floor. This data will mark a before and after in your photographs, right? look at this one for example.



If it is a photo for you, then maybe you can spend using one from home. Now, if what you want is to go one step further and sell your work, don’t go and take your blanket from the sofa full of balls and mess with the baby, because either you are a machine with the photo editor or the image will lose a lot. Not to mention that the baby can get the itch of death. Come on, don’t be a rat and to wrap the newborn, find yourself some proper blankets, the really loving ones 😉 . on amazon you have a great variety.



In addition to the blankets, there are some “wraps” of wool or thread where to put the baby. They are also called “peanuts”, I imagine that is because they stay as if they were a peanut. Better I put a photo that explained like this is a mess, but surely you’ve seen it more than once, right? To buy you can pull Amazon or Etsy, for instance.


And since these babies are little angels, nothing more appropriate than a pair of wings. You also have it available on Amazon.

Angel wings


Suitcases can give a lot of play and you may not even have to buy them. Take a look through the storage rooms and attics of your family. The same even you have them at home as decoration. And if not, in addition to stores specializing in props for baby photography, you can pull decoration stores, second-hand stores or flea markets.

play with suitcases


I love these types of photos. For them you can use handkerchiefs that you have for them, here the most complicated and important thing is the knot and be very careful with the baby, always remember that their safety and well-being are above any photograph. It’s about having a good memory, not trauma or trauma from falling in the photo shoot.

the stork has arrived

To attract your attention

And to make it easier for you to work with a baby… (drum roll) whoa! A doll that attaches to the camera! If you don’t like this you have more models here. With newborns it won’t work, but with older babies almost certainly 😉

white noise

With newborns it is not about attracting their attention, but rather that they fall asleep as long as possible, for this the so-called «white noise» is used, which is nothing more than a constant noise such as that of the dryer, vacuum cleaner or kitchen hood. This also muffles the noises you can make around it. There are some very pleasant ones such as the sound of the sea or the beating of the heart that will also give you peace of mind. Available in free apps like this one.

light window

Natural light is not always possible and the flash is not recommended for newborns and babies, mainly because it bothers them. That is why a light window similar to this one can come in handy. Although there are many types and sizes, find the one that suits you best. You also have the option of this lighting kit.

Stores online to buy accessories for baby portrait

If you browse the Internet, you will find a lot of pages that sell this type of decorative accessories. To get to the point, here are some links to online stores (there is life beyond Amazon 😉 ):

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