I was trying to be awfully clever yesterday and create a slideshow of some of my various props to put on my Facebook page. Being the techno-dunce I am however, this failed miserably - so I decided to write this little blog instead and show some images here.
The first thing to say would be that I am slightly addicted to prop purchases - to the extent that, if we are away from home, hubby takes great care to steer me away from any establishments that look as if they could be selling anything I could use as a prop! This doesn't always work though - he thought we were safe at Twycross Zoo last summer and I came home with an amazing wicker basket to add to my already huge collection!
I have all kinds of baskets, in all kind of shapes and depths - gorgeous natural wood bowls, different chairs, a vintage wicker pram, wagon and different coloured and textured blankets and throws which I use on my baby poser. There are lots and lots of hats, head bands and beautiful floral crowns, wraps, dainty little trousers and more.
Not all parents will want their session overly propped and will prefer photographs of baby on my simple mohair backdrops or furs rather than posed in my rice bucket, pram etc. This is why I like parents to look through the large portfolios in my newborn and baby galleries and let me know at least 24 hours before their session if they have seen anything they particularly like - or don't like - so I can get things ready.
Of course I wouldn't be me if I didn't say at this point that my props are all used carefully, with baby being supported at all time by a parent or assistant through composite imaging to ensure their safety.
Thanks for reading!.