If you are starting a newborn photography leg to your photography business at some point, then you will seriously need to consider shopping for all of the right kind of props to go along with the rest of the photo shoot. After all, you have very minimal elements to play with when it comes to newborn photography. Apart from the baby as the focal point of it all, then that is practically it. Faux furs are great to have in your props box. They are soft to the touch and they are technically thick enough to make for a really great cushion for the baby to lay on one way or the other. Faux furs also tend to more or less photograph really nicely because of the unique texture that they come along with and it can be something that can really embellish an otherwise pretty bare photo with just the newborn baby included. It will get to highlight the baby but not so much so to the point wherein it takes the attention away from the baby.
Blankets are also great to start with. It will surprise you how varied the fabrics are in the market. You will have quite the plethora of choices available in the market these days. What you need to understand and pretty much get out of the way is the fact that the texture that you are technically looking for is something that is soft and thick to the touch. Babies are particularly sensitive to chafing and that is something that you would have to be extra careful with. Go for blankets that have solid colors and preferably those that do not have any prints or patterns of any kind. You do not want anything that looks a little too busy and distracting because it will take things away from the focus on the baby one way or the other.
Wraps are some of the most basic props to start out with when it comes to newborn baby photography. Newborn babies like being wrapped. It may probably be due to the fact that they have not yet acclimated that much to the outside world. Somehow, they will feel as if they are still inside the womb of their mothers. Newborn babies do not like their hands and their feet hanging out and about. You should make sure that their hands and feet are more or less wrapped up. This will add on to the security and comfort that they are able to feel during the photo shoot. Go for wraps that are made out of gauze material. Gauze is something that is light and easy on the touch. It is also something that can be quite easily washed and that is an important aspect to consider because you will need to wash it every single time you use it.
You should also consider hats to be a part of your props box. What is usually preferred is something that is soft and stretchy and something that can really make the photo pop out.