Newborn photographer- DIY prop maker
Let's face it, if you are a newborn photographer you are a prop collector :-) It’s kind of a job hazard. We are constantly on the lookout for new blankets, headbands, buckets, baskets, and of course the cutest hats and newborn outfits. When I'm shopping I catch myself trying to find something I can either stick baby in or stick on a baby. I regularly check my favourite sites and vendors for new props. After all of this shopping, I can say that my wallet is much lighter as those things are quite expensive. To provide some verity and different look for each session we need to have a lot of props and outfits :-)
I have searched on internet what I can do by myself and what won't cost me a fortune. A first thing a have tried were headbands and that worked out well I think. I must say I enjoy creating these cute little headbands, it's even a bit addictive. I managed to create quite nice collections :-)
The next logical step was to make a hat. I love knitted hats but first I had to learn how to knit from YouTube tutorials. I did a few and they were alright, but seriously…I am very slow at this so far and I do not have the time to spend a few hours on one piece. I also tired felting and created some curly layers matching my hats, a bit easier and less time consuming :-) I'm hoping to create some more of them! I also found many tutorials how to make a bonnets and I gave it a go and made these gorgeous pieces!
I started seeing a few photographers using “upcycled” props and I fell in love in that idea. Don’t get me wrong though… I won’t stop buying headbands and knitted hats, but I think I came up with a way to cut down my expenses on some props and also woke up my hunger of creating. The last time I tried to use a sewing machine I was very little girl, maybe 7 years old. So obviously I didn't remember to much how to sew. I had to ask my older sister to help me out a bit :-) We have created many newborn hats, pants and rompers. There is a few in use :-)
I really must say this! I love MR GOOGLE :-) It really helped me to create nice collection of props at low cost. And I can say that creativeness like this is therapeutic and pretty much relaxing :-)
Nice idea! Beautiful photos <3
That is such an good idea!
Nice idea :)
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