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Whether you’re just shooting for fun or you plan on shooting newborn photos professionally, chances are you’ll want to invest in or create some props. We have 4 places for you to find props for newborns that will fit any budget.

1. LOCAL FABRIC STORE OR CLOTH MARKETS

You can pick up plenty of different cloths and textures for low costs. These places are great for finding specialized patterns, making your backdrops unique. Fabric is generally very cheap, so no matter what your budget is you’ll be able to afford great looking backdrops without breaking the bank.

2. YOUR OWN HOME

Whether you’re on a budget or not, there’s a good chance you already have some great props laying around your home. You can also hand make things, or even send little newborns on beautiful nap time adventures. The possibilities are endless!

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3. NEWBORN BOUTIQUE CLOTHING STORES

For anything that comes into direct contact with newborn skin we always recommend using blankets or fabric made specifically for newborns. Make sure you check out these boutique stores because you’ll be surprised at what props and accessories they have, and you might even pick up some inspiration for your own shoot while you’re there.

4. BEAUTIFULPHOTOPROPS.COM OR ETSY.COM

You can get a lot of nice and unique props from www.Etsy.com¬†which is useful, especially if you have a more stylized shoot. Our favorite source for purchasing newborn props is www.BeautifulPhotoProps.com. This site has a wonderful selection safe props and accessories specifically designed for newborn photography. There are also professional examples of the props on newborns so you can see exactly how they’ll look when photographed.

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