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Bear themed newborn photography portraits at Secret Smile Photography

There are lots of little props we can use at the Secret Smile Photography studio to add to your newborn photographs to add variety and little bit of whimsy to your gallery. I have a selection of 'snugglies' at the studio that are small animals just the right size for babies to snuggle up with for their portraits.


newborn babies snuggling teddy bears at Secret Smile Photography specialist newborn studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire


Some of these snugglies are little bears made by the very talented Gaynor over at Joyfully Crafted Creations on Facebook. She has made them the perfect size for newborn baby hands to grasp and add a lovely element to portraits. Gaynor is very talented and can make all sorts of figures from bears to unicorns to superhero figures in any colours and any size you'd like. Request to join the group on Facebook to get in touch with her.


teddy bears with newborn babies for newborn photography shoot at Leeds specialist studio, West Yorkshire

Teddy bears are synonymous with babies and children and sometimes parents bring their own teddies along as props, usually a first cuddly toy from family members or close friends as a gift for baby. I love to incorporate these special props into your newborn photography session.


baby's own teddy bears as props brought to newborn photography shoot in Leeds studio


I have a few little bear bonnets and hats at the studio that I sometimes like to use too, if you like cute little bear ears and want to add that element of whimsy to your newborn photography portraits then we can use these too. Used on their own or paired with a snuggly, these bonnets are super cute and in several different colours. I also pair them with a co-ordinating coloured swaddle sometimes too.


newborn baby boys and newborn baby girls with teddy props at Secret Smile Photography studio in Leeds


Bear bonnets are perfect for both baby boys and baby girls in a range of colours. All the props used at Secret Smile Photography are soft and perfect for being in contact with delicate newborn skin.


newborn baby girls and newborn baby boys in teddy themed photography prop bonnets, Leeds West Yorkshire newborn photography studio


At Secret Smile Photography we also have a small collection of 'studio bears' who help with entertaining older babies and children, help me explain newborn poses to parents and sometimes I even swaddle them to experiment with new swaddling techniques.


baby boy sitting up with peaky blinders flat cap and teddy bear in vintage style photography set at Secret Smile Photography studio West Yorkshire


Perfect for use with babies who are sitting up for some lovely classic portraits that will look amazing on your wall for years to come.


older babies sitting up with teddy bears baby bums at specialist baby studio in Leeds, Morley, LS27


The snugglies at the Secret Smile Photography studio are in a wide range of colours that suit boys and girls.


newborn baby girls with teddy bears in pastel colours at specialist newborn photography studio

newborn baby boys with teddy bears in pastel colours at specialist newborn photography studio


Even twin sessions involve the snugglies and the portraits look beautiful in black and white.


newborn twins at Secret Smile Photography studio with teddy bear for newborn portraits


So when you come to Secret Smile Photography for your photography shoot whether it be for newborn, older baby or toddler then the cute SSP studio bears are always on hand to help with your session. Alternatively bring your own teddy bears along and we can incorporate them into your session to bring a truly personal element to your portraits.


teddy bears used in newborn portrait sessions at Secret Smile Photography in Leeds studio safe baby posing


Composites are something that I try to include in newborn photography galleries where possible and bears are just perfect for this!


composite portraits of newborn babies with bears and koalas at specialist newborn studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire


And lastly, around Christmas time we have the Christmas bears come out the play! Super cute for sitter sessions around this festive period.


christmas portraits of babies sitting up with Christmas teddy bears at newborn studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire


To enquire about booking your photography shoot for newborn babies or older babies who are sitting up please give Lisa a call on 07760 887946 or email or use the Contact Lisa form on the website.
Love Lisa x

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