About a year and a half ago, after five years of offering newborn photography, I finally honed in on my newborn photography style. I realized that the images that made me the happiest were the ones that were classic and timeless with soft colors and lots of neutrals. I invested in simple props, bonnets, hats, and headbands that were in line with my style and began offering styled and custom newborn photography sessions to my clients. I wanted to be able to create a collection of images for each client that was cohesive and would look beautiful in a wall gallery, no matter which images from the session were chosen. This, of course, meant that I’d have to have a variety of newborn props including lots of blankets, bonnets, hats, headbands, and other accessories.
I spent a lot of time searching for newborn prop vendors that produced items that would complement my photography style and somehow happened upon Blueberry Props. I fell in love with the beautiful knit bonnets, rompers, and wraps right away. Each item was made of the softest, most gorgeous mohair that I had come across and it fit my vision perfectly! Almost immediately, I noticed that the owner, Viviana, was located in Italy! No wonder her work was so stunning. She uses the finest Italian yarns she can get her hands on and it shows in the quality of her products. I placed my first order and fell in love with each one of my Blueberry Props. I immediately became a loyal fan and started to build my collection of newborn bonnets almost exclusively with Viviana’s work.
Which brings me to the reason for today’s post! Recently, I asked Viviana if I could feature her on my blog. I wanted to show her a little vendor love and help share her work with my expecting mamas as well as the newborn photography community. As a former teacher and firm believer in #CommunityOverCompetition, I wanted to showcase her work in a way that would allow her to shine and see that her work is appreciated and admired. So today I’m sharing a peek into the woman behind Blueberry Props! Keep scrolling for images of her work as well as a behind-the-scenes into this Italian-based business. Thank you to Viviana for sharing her story with our readers!
Newborn Prop Vendor Spotlight | Blueberry Props
Tell us a little about you and your business.
When and how did you learn to knit?
What do you love most about what you do?
How would you describe your work?
How early before a session should clients order your products?
What should new clients know about your process and about working with you?
- I choose the yarn I work with very carefully.
- I knit with mohair, merino, alpaca, a blend of silk and baby wool.They are all luxury yarns and really soft, cozy and comfy on baby skin.
- Primarily, I use yarns made in Italy.
- I prefer a simple style, neutral and earth colors, but I offer a large palette of colors.
- Custom orders are always welcome.
- My business policy is simple: affordable prices but attention to details and quality.
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