Newborn Wooden Bed Prop | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

March 23, 2017  •  1 Comment

Newborn Wooden Bed Prop | Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

When you become a photographer you inevitably become the marketer, accountant, sales person. designer, web developer, social media manager, as well as the shopper, shipper and customer service department. Much to my surprise, I recently became the carpenter!

I saw an adorable bed that I thought would make the best newborn prop but could not order it because of company's lack of inventory. I asked my mom if she was up for the project and she was all in! It's wonderful when you have an idea and have family members that have skills and the tools to help turn it into reality!

Together we raided my dad's workshop and found a miter saw, jig saw, hand saw, drill and sander. We looked around the  garage for some cool, repurposed wood - found shelves from an old house and a green door from an antique piece a furniture. We were all set! With smiles on our faces and determination in our step, we got to work.

Once we had our pieces cut and sanded we needed to connect them together in the most sturdy, yet attractive, way possible. I had an idea for what kind of hardware we needed and asked the manager at Ace Hardware if he had what I needed. He just asked what size, he had several to chose from! 

With our hardware in hand we were ready to glue and screw together our wood pieces to create an adorable newborn bed. This was the point when my dad came home to see what we had used! He was impressed and help us finish our newborn prop. I'm so thankful to have family nearby that can help me create my big ideas!

People tell me it must fun to just take pictures all day. Then I smile and say, "it sure is!"


Laura Mares is an experienced photographer specializing in capturing timeless family keepsakes. Laura works on location and in her fully equipped home studio, located in Mt. Lebanon, eight miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. Laura’s style is creative, natural, and timeless. Would you like beautiful portraits of your newborn baby, to update your child and family portraits or to document a milestone in your life such as a wedding, graduation, birthday or reunion? If you are interested in high quality, timeless photographs, book your session today, call (412) 654-3367 or email [email protected]. To view a wide range of gorgeous portraits and to get great tips, advice and beautiful inspiration follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


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Lisa-Marie(non-registered)
This newborn bed turned out wonderfully Laura! May I ask what are the dimensions? I'd love to craft something similar :)
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