Best of Etsy Newborn Props {Giveaway}

Thanks to last weeks fantastic guest post by Angela about the power of using props, I hope we can all agree that they do a lot for the art within our images! Newborns are of course no exception and probably one of my favorite subjects to include props with! It’s with those fun little extras that we as photographers can really set ourselves apart from the chain store image. When it comes to newborn props it’s all about keeping it fresh and unique and very often home made! That’s why I love Etsy so much! I’m always finding awesome unique things that I can use for my business and when it comes to newborn props, it happens to be my favorite place to shop! So I went to some of my very favorite vendors and asked them if they would like to be a part of newborn week and giveaway what I consider the best of Etsy Newborn Props to the Go{4}Pro readers! Lucky me and lucky you… They said yes and so I present to you our very first ‘Best of Etsy’!

1. The Audrey Vintage Headband by Banner Boutique

I am in love with these headbands, the vintage chicness is almost too much to handle and my moms go crazy when I pull it out! Headbands are so in and this one is the perfect alternative to the giant flower look.

2.  Baby Bean Pom Pom Hat by Captured Imagination

I have an arsenal of little newborn hats! Parents are always so excited to find out that these were not the parents but rather part of my collection. Another bonus to these is that no two are alike. This has been so helpful because no two baby’s heads are alike. One hat may fit Jonny at 4 days old perfect but be huge on Ella at 4 days old.

3.  Black and Brown Newspaper Newborn Headband by Jenni Darling

Again, headbands are huge right now for every age. This little nod to vintage newspaper headband will be a perfect addition because it’s coloring is so versatile. It will go with almost anything while adding just the right amount of sweet femininity!

4. Crochet Newborn Baby Stork Pouch by Bean Bailey

We’ve all seen the amazing images of the newborns in the stork pouch, now you can create those shots that leave your clients breathless! Even my first time parents who are usually much more reserved on what they want to try ask to do this!

5. Vintage Cowboy Alphabet Blocks by Chloes Couture

Boy props can be difficult to find while girl props are in abundance. That’s why I got so excited when I found these blocks. You can do some adorable shots using these honky tonk alphabet blocks to spell out baby’s name!

6. 18″ Doll Bed with Trundle by Foggy Forest Boutique

I love the little bed shots… Love, love, love! Trying to find the right bed was a little trickier. Until I came across Foggy Forest. I love that there are color options and that it comes with a trundle! I can’t wait for twins so I can put one on the top and one on the trundle! Plus you can have a little cushion made (I have one for both bed and trundle) to make it soft for baby. This prop can also come in handy for little girls and their dollies!

7. Chic Baby Rose Newborn Romper

You have to go look at her website. I love these rompers because they are totally unique and will definitely set your images apart from everyone else in your town. I’d never seen anything like them before and when I saw them I knew this was going to be a fun little accessory!

8. Petite Newborn Flower Headband

I love the petite headband! They are the perfect finishing touch to ensure that there is no confusion of gender. Plus they are just so feminine and … well pretty! I’ve been seeing them everywhere and for good reason. They are an adorable little accessory that can add the perfect final touch to your scene!

With a nice variety of newborn  props you can take the mundane and make it magical! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched a client light up when they have mentioned a particular shot, assuming the prop belonged to the family only to find out that it’s mine and it’s available! Props are one more thing that helps build credibility! I know it might sound a little strange but think about it. When you go into any chain studio they have their (cheesy) prop set ups available to use and so clients associate such options with ‘professional’. But we have the opportunity to educate them and show them wonderful, non-cheesy props that are cleaned after every use (not sure the chains can say that) and are available to create truly unique and beautiful images that won’t be the same as all their friends. Well at least not until they start telling all their friends about you! So would you like a chance to win one of these fabulous props?

THE CONTEST!

You are in luck! Each of these awesome Etsy Shops is giving away their product to one of our lucky readers. That means we will have a total of EIGHT winners at the end of the week! Want to know how to play? You have a few chances to win… but remember that ALL of them must be verified WITH A LINK in the comment field! No link means no win and also be sure that your website or blog has your contact information nice and clear, if it doesn’t – please leave your email in your comment!


1. Follow Go{4}Pro on Twitter and tweet the following:

Photogs: It’s newborn wk on @go4prophotos with tutorials, articles and a giveaway for best of Etsy Props. http://www.go4prophotos.com/?p=387


2. Follow Go{4}Pro on Facebook and update your status to say:

Photogs: Hey Photographers! It’s newborn wk on @go4prophotos with tutorials, articles and an awesome giveaway for best of Etsy Props. http://www.go4prophotos.com/?p=387


3. Let your photography friends know about this awesome week on your favorite forum. Please be respectful on the forums. If someone has already shared the awesome news, just leave a comment under that thread and link to the same thread!


THE EIGHT WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM AND ANNOUNCED ON SATURDAY!

GOOD LUCK!



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  1. Cherie says:

    Yay! I just posted on facebook. I think I’ll go open a twitter account now. These props are too adorable!!

  2. Heidi Lawson says:

    How fun! I would love to win any ~ okay ALL ~ of those props!

    Here’s a link to my facebook page where I posted:
    http://www.facebook.com/wishfulthinkingphotography

  3. Lenay Glover says:

    I have updated my fb status =)

  4. Heather Dear says:

    I am a fan on facebook and updated my status

  5. Melissa Lyn says:

    I updated both of my profiles (personal & business) on Facebook! I’d be one lucky gal to win any of these awesome prizes!!
    Personal (Melissa Payne McEachran) : http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1111218256

    Business (Melissa Lyn Photography): http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melissa-Lyn-Photography/138055366208696?ref=sgm

  6. Stephanie says:

    shared the link in the freebies group on “i heart faces” forum:
    http://iheartfaces.ning.com/group/freebies

  7. I follow on Facebook now and also posted a link on FB:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gallant-Fox-Gallery/116919048349800?ref=ts

    I also twittered!
    http://twitter.com/libhub (sorry not sure how to get a more specific link)

  8. Kristin Reinhard says:

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/KristinReinhard

    and i posted on my fan page and become a fan of your page!
    http://www.facebook.com/KristinReinhardPhotography?ref=ts

  9. I shared with the Click in Moms forum. LInk might not work unless you are a memeber
    http://www.clickinmoms.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1184858#post1184858

  10. Kim Larsen says:

    Already a FB fan, and just updated my status: http://www.facebook.com/#!/klarsenphoto

    These are amazing props! Would love to be the new owner of any one of them!

  11. Kim Larsen says:

    Okay, Leah, I finally decided I had to join twitter just for this giveaway. I’d been putting it off for far too long! http://twitter.com/klarsenphoto

  12. I ‘liked’ on facebook and set my status!! So exciting, thanks for this awesome giveawayI hope I win one!!
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/janicaellsworth

  13. Suzanne Barber says:

    I tweeted and followed leah!
    http://twitter.com/suzannebarber

  14. Suzanne Barber says:

    I am now following Go4Pro on fb, and I updated my status to tell about the giveaway!!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Memphis/Suzanne-Barber-Images/125398997473807

    email at sbarberimages@yahoo.com

  15. Jamie says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I just tweeted! https://twitter.com/jamie_gibbons

  16. I’m excited!!! I posted this on my twitter page at http://www.twitter.com/bridgetgates

  17. Jamie says:

    I also “liked” on Facebook and changed my status! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1559011196

  18. Liked go4prophotos and updated status on facebook 🙂

  19. followed and tweeted as instructed 🙂

  20. Liked on FB and changed my status. GREAT giveaway!

  21. Debbra - Phoster Images says:

    Just posted on my business FB too!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoster-Images/207398355714

  22. Amy Murtola says:

    Here is my Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/poliltinktink

    Here is my Facebook with the status update:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Broken-Arrow-OK/belovedphotography/106822269347446?ref=ts#!/wonderfulwonderland

    Thank you for being so generous and for taking the time to coordinate these amazing giveaways. I look forward to this blogs daily updates!!! You are such an inspiration!

  23. Krysten says:

    I liked Go4Pro and updated my facebook status http://www.facebook.com/pages/Go4Pro-Photos/128521410492393?v=wall#!/profile.php?id=844120284

    I looove these props, and even if I don’t win, I’ll be checking out these sellers. They rock!

  24. Christine says:

    I just tweeted. Hope I am posting this comment correctly.

    http://twitter.com/cblayloc
    chrisbivins@yahoo.com

  25. Natalie says:

    I had already been a fan on your facebook page and have been following you on twitter.
    I facebooked! http://www.facebook.com/pages/NDS-Photography/235157630401?ref=ts
    and tweeted! http://twitter.com/ndsphotography

    Such a great contest! Thank you!

  26. Jessica Lynn says:

    What a great giveaway!!! 🙂

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/her_reverie/statuses/24142493132

    E-mail: vincit_omnia_amor(at)yahoo.com

  27. Jessica Lynn says:

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jessicalmanzano

    E-mail: vincit_omnia_amor(at)yahoo.com

  28. Amy Pinney says:

    Tweeted! @amypinneyphoto

  29. Amy Susi says:

    I facebook’d! (I just can’t figure out ‘the twitter’)
    http://www.facebook.com/amy.susi

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