As a portrait photographer for Lovely Fitzgerald Photography, and a mom, there are a lot of things I want. So naturally, I feel the need to share these things with you, because I am sure they are things you will want to! I also feel the need to keep the love going, so it’s a nice way to get some of my favorite and preferred vendors names out there!
Last week I talked about some of my favorite vendors for Photoshop templates. This week I will be talking about some of my preferred vendors for maternity and newborn wraps. Right now I am all about the lace and vintage wraps, so I am going to talk about three vendors who have just that! One of a photographers best tools can be a wrap and there are countless ways to use a wrap in both newborn and maternity portraits!
When dealing with a fussy newborn, swaddling the baby in a wrap can instantly sooth them! Other than swaddling, here are some other suggestions for using a wrap with a newborn:
- Cover any rashes, skin problems, or private areas mom and dad don’t want exposed
- If parents want to keep the diaper on it is a great way to hide the diaper
- If the wrap is long enough and stable enough, you can use it as a sling (only if you know how to do so safely!)
- You can use a wrap as a backdrop, a mini blanket, or an overlay over a blanket
- Wrap around the baby’s head and feet, creating a tight nest like shape or oval around baby. This has a similar effect as swaddling, but the baby’s skin is exposed.
When it comes to maternity shots, a wrap can help offer privacy to a mother, while showcasing her beautiful belly at the same time. Here are some ways a wrap can be used in a maternity session:
- Wrap around chest or strapless bra to create privacy, yet exposing stomach
- Wrap around waist as a skirt
- Drape over stomach (this is great if you want to hide stretch marks)
Enough talk, let’s get to the list! Simply click on the shop name to be taken to their Etsy pages or websites.
Gracie’s Garden Designs – I LOVE their gorgeous vintage lace newborn/maternity wraps and they come in 18 different colors. Measuring in at 60″x22″, these are big enough to be used as a maternity or a newborn wrap. They also have a great selection of hats, luxury furs, and newborn cocoons.
Lilian Grace – Vintage inspired pieces that have an organic and chic feel. All of their wraps are rough 50″x16″, making them big enough for newborn wraps or as a small maternity wrap. They also have a beautiful collection of newborn bonnets and headbands as well as backdrops, canopies, and teepees. The great things about their shop is that they have a lot of wraps that can be used for boys as well!
Itsy Bitsy Blooms – This Etsy shop has a mix of stretch lace wraps, stretch knit wraps, mohair wraps, and ruffle stretch wraps. I like that they sell some of their wraps in a set that comes with a headband, a crown, or some other newborn prop. Some of their wraps are on the smaller side, so are meant more for newborns, but a few of their knit wraps were longer, so could be used as a small maternity wrap. They also have tons of headbands, crowns, halos, and other newborn accessories. Their shop is definitely tailored more for girl newborns.
I hope you all checked these vendors out and found a few new favorites to use for your future newborn and maternity photoshoots!
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