6 Sentimental Newborn Ideas | Newborn Photos Rochester Mn

Erin Young Portrait Design specializes in Newborn Photos in Rochester Mn.  Most parents love coming in with their baby and just have me do my thing.  But some love to incorporate sentimental props.  

Need some inspiration when picking out props for your newborn photo session? Want to make it unique and personal? Check out these great ideas for adding sentiment to your newborn photos.

  1. Recreate a Parent or Sibling Photo

These types of newborn photos show the same pose with different generations of your family. Show me a photo of you or your spouse when you were a newborn and let me create a similar photo with your child. If you have another child and want us to use one of their newborn photos to recreate instead, that would work, too!

2. Blankets

Bringing blankets with sentimental value helps add interest and a story to the photo. For example, if it was quilted or crocheted by nana then you’re helping add that sentimental touch and making nana proud. Or maybe it was a blanket that you or your significant other used as a baby. Blankets also provide a wide variety of textures and colors, which adds both depth and visual appeal to your photograph.

3. Something from Parents’ Childhood

We can also incorporate things from your childhood. For example: stuffed animals, clothes, your bassinet, dolls, a wagon, basket, blanket, etc. Try to find something that can be passed down to your child that meant something to you when you were younger.

4. Occupations/Hobbies

If you or your spouse love your job and want to add something from it or one of your hobbies, this will help add a personal touch. Some examples: dog tags, sports helmets, a baseball, guitar, football, briefcase, camera, jersey, or hat. Of course, we’re open to your ideas, as well. This is just to get the ideas flowing

5. Maternity photos

If you did a maternity session, you can do some similar poses with your baby and frame them side-by-side in your home or in an album. If you used an outfit or name blocks, ultrasound picture, etc., we can use those props again in these photos, too.

6. Wedding Rings

This is a classic shot. Having your child hold your wedding rings in their little hands or placing them between their toes is a good way to incorporate your rings – which signify familial love and a strong bond — into the shot. Although this photo is somewhat common, it will be unique to you because they are your personal rings and they show the commitment and love that you and your spouse have for your family.

See more at Erin Young Portrait Design, located just outside of Rochester Mn.