Giveaway: The Ultimate Newborn Photographer Prop Prize Pack – $1,200 Value

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Giveaway: The Ultimate Newborn Photographer Prop Prize Pack – $1,200 Value


This contest is now over.  The winner is Laura Van Ravenswaay – entry #2205.  We appreciate all who entered.  Come back soon for more great newborn photography tips and help.  And future contests too.




This is the ultimate giveaway for newborn photographers! Win more than $1,200 worth of hats, wraps, accessories, an Ottoman Posing Beanbag, and a backdrop and flooring. Whether you are a professional photographer or just getting starting in your journey to photograph newborns and babies, this prize package has the perfect assortment of goodies.  And best yet, entering is easy.  Just answer one of two questions we have for you – read on for details.

Introducing the prizes and our wonderful hosts of the contest:

After the Bump is giving away: $600+ worth of newborn photography props and accessories from their store.

Shoot Baby is giving away an Ottoman Posing Beanbag and a three pack of waterproof pads. $130 value.

Rock the Drops is giving away a two 60×72″ poly backdrops and one 60×72″ dura floor backdrop. $450 value.

+ Shipping from After the Bump and Rock the Drops is included anywhere in the United States; shipping from Shoot Baby is included anywhere in the world! If you are outside the United States, you may still enter, but will be asked to cover taxes and tariffs as required by law and shipping for the two vendors indicated.



How to enter the contest:

  • For seasoned newborn photographers: add a comment telling us your best piece of advice for photographing babies or editing images of newborns.
  • For those who are fairly new to photographing newborns: list one question you have for a professional photographer who focuses on newborns.

Extra entries:

 Winner will be announced:

  • On our blog Sunday evening, 5/6/12.  The winner will be selected by either random drawing – or – my twins may pick the winning number (also pretty much random). And I will add the winner’s name to the top of this post.


Prize details:


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  1. March 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm —

    Shared on facebook, interest, and twitter

  2. March 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm —

    Natural light, or lightbox? Is there a better one I’ve the other. Do you use artificial if you can only shoot at night?

  3. Sheri Bode
    May 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm —

    visite!d all 3 vendors with a thank you. and thank you MCP

  4. Lynne
    March 18, 2013 at 8:05 am —

    Where do I print my photos? I managed a CPI (Sears, Walmart) studio for just over a year and loved my job but hated the company. I’m diving into freelancing now! So excited! Just haven’t found the right print lab yet. I’m sure there are a lot of people just starting and haven’t even thought of that part yet, so you seasoned photographers, spill!

  5. Mandy Suro
    May 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm —

    Do you usually want parents to be hands on or hands off during their newborn photo shoot?

  6. Jean
    May 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm —


  7. Steph
    May 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm —

    Do you think being a parent gives you a better edge or leverage when talking to potential clients? Or is this a non-issue?

    • Lynne
      March 18, 2013 at 8:27 am —

      I’ve worked at one of those studios in the mall that are constantly packed, so I’ve dealt with many moms! I found that being a mom helps when selling your packages but in the camera room, it only makes for excellent safety policing! As a parent, you recognize danger. 2 scenarios:
      1 Mom is asked to stand within arms length of the subject throughout the shoot. Before you know it, she’s standing by you trying to make the kid smile. The problem is, she has left the child unattended and is making the kid smile in the wrong direction. Its OK to speak up, kindly ask mom to stay within arms length for safety and you get the child’s attention.
      2 If there are too many people calling the children’s name trying to make them smile, take charge. Kindly say you understand that pictures are an exciting time and everyone wants to be involved but too much going on tends to overwhelm kids of any age. They are welcome to look on but please designate one person per kid to keep the child/ren safe and one to stand by your side and make a fool of them self in hopes the kids will laugh.
      Remember, you’re the professional, stay in control of your photo shoot. Parents can get very difficult to deal with, here’s where being a mom has helped me I’m the past, I can relate. It helps to stay level headed when parents get uneasy during a shoot.

  8. May 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm —

    I will be sure to post pictures! I’m so excited!!!

  9. May 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm —

    Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!! I WON!!!!!!!!! But I have no internet for some reason….dang it!!!! So I’m checking this on my phone! I can’t wait to get the details of all the awesome things I won. THANK YOU MCP Actions, Shoot Baby, After the bump, and Rock the drops! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!

    • Tina
      May 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm —

      Congratulations!!!! Hope to see some of your shots with your winnings! Best wishes 🙂

  10. Wendy
    May 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm —

    New to photographing newborns…What is the best poses for beginers?

  11. May 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm —

    Be patient! Don’t plan too much for one session!

  12. April Moore
    May 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm —

    What is the best way to wrap the babies? I’d love to see a step by step video 🙂

  13. May 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm —

    Is it best to use artificial or natural lighting for newborns?

  14. May 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm —

    Congrats Laura!!! What an awesome giveaway to receive!!!

  15. May 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm —

    I’m a concert photographer who is about to get into baby photography (my wife’s due with our first child in November.) Are there any good tricks to taking photos of posed sleeping babies without waking them up?

  16. Erika K
    May 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm —

    I linked to the Newborn Necessities on my facebook page to spread the word! I just love all your beautiful actions and I am so excited about this giveaway! It would be such a dream to receive all of these amazing prizes!

  17. Amanda Hann
    May 6, 2012 at 8:28 pm —

    I have worked for portrait studios and I am now branching out on my own. My question would be what lens is best for indoor newborn portraits?

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Giveaway: The Ultimate Newborn Photographer Prop Prize Pack – $1,200 Value