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Top 5 Client-Requested Props for Your CT Newborn Photography Session

As a CT newborn photographer, I get to capture some of life’s most precious moments: the tiny fingers, the perfect yawns, the sleepy smiles that melt your heart. But to create truly unique and stunning portraits, props can play a starring role!

Over the years, I’ve noticed some props consistently top the list of client requests. These versatile and adorable additions help showcase your little one’s personality and create images that will be cherished for years to come. So, without further ado, here are my top 5 client-requested props for your CT newborn photography session:

1. The Heart Bowl: This sweet and simple prop is a true classic. The curved shape cradles your baby like a cozy nest, while the open top allows for peek-a-boo moments and adorable facial expressions. Plus, the heart design adds a touch of sweetness and symbolism, making it perfect for capturing the love surrounding your new arrival.


Top 5 Client-Requested Props for Your CT Newborn Photography Session: the heart bowl

2. The Bucket: Who doesn’t love a baby in a bucket? I have a number of bucket options available in studio to show off your little one. Fill it with soft textures like faux fur or blankets, and it becomes a cozy haven for your tiny model. I will also add flowers, greenery, or themed decorations to personalize the look.

Top 5 Client-Requested Props for Your CT Newborn Photography Session - the bucket

3. The Vintage Wooden Bed: This timeless prop adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your newborn photos. The natural wood tones complement any color scheme, and the classic lines create a beautiful backdrop for your precious one. Add soft blankets and pillows for comfort, and capture those dreamy newborn poses that will leave everyone swooning.

Top 5 Client-Requested Props for Your CT Newborn Photography Session - the bed

4. The Macrame Hammock: This bohemian-inspired prop is all the rage! The soft, woven hammock gently suspends your baby, creating a unique and eye-catching composition. Play with different textures and fabrics to add interest, and capture those peaceful moments as your little one sways gently.

Top 5 Client-Requested Props for Your CT Newborn Photography Session - the macrame hammock

5. The Newborn Baby Swing: For a touch of whimsy and movement, the newborn baby swing is a fun and playful prop. For safety and comfort, these shots are not taken on an actual swing but rather made to look like the baby is swinging. I love adding diferent textures and props or adorable baby outfits to personalize this prop.

op 5 Client-Requested Props for Your CT Newborn Photography Session

Each baby is unique and so are the looks created by these props. I love spending time curating the perfect mix of props and baby poses to fill your gallery with a large variety of beautiful newborn photos.

Ready to book your CT newborn photography session? I’m always excited to welcome new families into my studio and create magical portraits that capture the wonder of your little one’s arrival. Contact me today and let’s start planning your dream newborn session!


With over 11 years experience working with newborn babies and families, Catherine King photography is one of the best newborn photographers in CT.  The newborn photography studio is located in Madison, CT and serves New Haven county, Middlesex county, New London county.  Catherine King Photography serves nearby areas including CT, RI, NJ, NY, and MA as well.

In Madison, CT, you’ll be greeted by a warm, cozy space with everything you’ll need.  Enjoy a warm cup of coffee (or decaf!) and relax in a comfy chair.  Your newborn baby will be in good hands.

Each newborn session is planned and customized with coordinated setups and latest props.  The only thing you’ll need to bring is yourselves!  The studio is stocked with bonnets, wraps, headbands, and gorgeous layers. Forgot diapers or wipes?  No worries, we’ve got those too.  you don’t need to bring a thing unless you want to.

Safety and comfort of the baby is always the number one priority.  I am up to date with all latest required vaccines and take extreme care to keep the space clean and germ-free.  While I will have a workflow planned to guide your baby through a variety of poses with the least amount of disturbance, I will also take cues from the baby when they need a break for an extra snuggle or a feeding.


Want to learn a little more?  Check out these newborn photography sessions or view the newborn portfolio page.  Ready to pick your package and book your own family session? Fill out this brief contact form.

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