Oh my goodness! I love little boys! Let’s talk about 5 baby boy photo props and some themes to go with those props. Then we will be ready to make some adorable photos.
I love to see baby pictures that show character. Our minds are so full of what this child is going to be when he grows up. Will he be strong and self-reliant? These are the questions that so many of us have as we are holding our new little ones. So, why not portray that in their photos? It makes the photos so stinking cute and interesting.
Here are a few of my favorites. As always, these are just suggestions. Be Creative!!!
#1 The Fisherman
Do you love to fish? Do the baby’s grandparents or aunts and uncles love to fish? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then chances are that your baby will love to fish when he gets a little older. We all know that fishermen love to take some company along when they go fishing.
I found a really cute little fisherman outfit online that is hand crocheted. It comes with a little fisherman’s hat, little diaper pants, booties, and a precious little crocheted “fishing pole with a fish on it”. I’m telling you, those that love to fish will absolutely love this.
This outfit and prop are 100% handmade with soft yarn so that it will not scratch your baby. In my research, I found that 78% of the people who purchased this item gave it either a 4 Star or 5 Star rating. It advertises that the size is 3-8 months. I would recommend that it be purchased early so that your baby can grow into it. Better safe than sorry.
An idea for a theme is to place a mirrored Plexiglas, or just a large, strong mirror, on the ground and surround it with plants. Some good plants for this shot would be ferns or spider plants. You could place larger plants behind the ferns so that the pots will not show. You want to try to create the appearance of a pond. The blue sky will be reflected in the mirror, giving it the look of water. Are y’all catching on with this theme? Adorable, huh? Then after you have set up your pond, you could sit that little bundle of joy right in his favorite Bumbo Seat, facing his creative homemade pond, and let him fish his precious little fisherman’s heart out.
Remember, these are just ideas. I’m trying to help you get your creative juices flowing.
#2 The Police Officer
Is that little boy of yours going to grow up to be a Police Officer? Mine sure did. I would have loved to have been able to take his picture in such a cute little outfit. If you have a family member who is in law enforcement, or a friend who is in law enforcement, this is an excellent choice. It comes with a little diaper cover, police hat, and even handcuffs. It is 100% handmade. This is crocheted for your little tuff guy, so it is soft. I found that 75% of the reviews gave this outfit either 4 or 5 Stars.
They advertise the size to be 0-8 months. As with every prop, make sure you purchase this early. It may be too large right at first. It’s always better to purchase early and wait for the baby to grow into it.
This company also makes The Fireman. So, you could find that outfit also by just clicking on the police officer link and you will be able to find several choices from there.
An excellent way to take this photo is just to have a nice background and lay the baby on his tummy on a nice little furry blanket. I, personally, would go with a black background and a black furry rug, if I didn’t have a black furry blanket. If you have a police officer in the family, try to borrow something authentic, even if it’s just a pair of boots or a set of handcuffs. This picture will be absolutely adorable.
#3 The Athlete
We all love sports, don’t we? What is your favorite sport? Baseball, football, basketball, soccer, etc? The list goes on and on. I found several little sporty outfits to choose from. Also, you could use the actual instrument used in that sport. For instance, the football, basketball, baseball or glove. You get what I’m talking about. I’ve seen some absolutely adorable newborn photos taken with the new little one laying in his Dad’s baseball glove. So cute!!
I’d like to encourage you to be bold with your photography of your little guy. If you have nice weather when you are planning these photo sessions, call your local school and just point-blank ask for their permission to come on their property and take some photos of the sports fields. You may be surprised, most of them will easily give their permission. Then, you can actually use those photos as your backdrop in photoshop. No, that’s not cheating. That’s progress!! 🙂 Just remember, when you are taking those photos to use as a backdrop, get down low and raise your camera up. Works great! You will love this. I promise.
#4 The Time Traveler
The time traveler is just a lovely idea. I mean, think about it. With all the new technology in DNA, we are learning where our ancestry has come from. For instance, Ancestry.com and 23 and me, to name a couple.
We realize that who we are is who our ancestors were. The same rule goes for that little guy you hold in your arms today. He may have the exact blue eye color that his great-great-grandmother had. He may be over 6 feet tall, just like his granddaddy. That is just the coolest thing to me.
If you know your ancestry, and that of your husband, then play around with that. You could use an old suitcase or two. Also, try to use items that represent the countries and regions of his ancestry for props. Be creative and unique. Make a photo of that little man that he will grow up to be proud of. He’s unique. He’s special.
#5 The Lil Angel
Ah, one of my favorites! Can a little boy have a photo shoot as a little angel? By all means, yes he can. Little boys ARE little angels. Well, most of the time. 🙂
I’ve seen multiple adorable pictures of little boys with angel wings and a halo. My opinion is that this prop just can’t be beaten. Babies are such blessings. In our family, babies are a special gift straight from God. They are our greatest treasure. I’m sure your family is just like mine.
The picture of the little Angel at the top of my website is my granddaughter. That was a very simple photo shoot. I dressed her all in white with the angel wings prop and the halo prop. That was all. I then had a black backdrop with a white furry bathroom rug. The picture turned out gorgeous. It’s a very easy photo shoot and definitely is pleasing. Try it. Can’t get any easier than this one.
You can do this. Yes, there is an expense when taking professional looking photos. But the expense is minimal, especially when you compare it to the end product. You end up with a picture you wouldn’t take a million bucks for. So, my encouragement to you is to Go For It! You’ll be so glad you did. Your pictures will turn out great. You will save lots of money. You’ll be so proud of your handiwork! 🙂
If you do take a picture of your little man, please consider sharing them with us here at Creative Baby Photo Props. We’d love to see them. Also, if you have any questions or comments about this article, please leave them in the comment section below. I’d absolutely love to hear from you!!
All the best,