Lucky Hair Accessories for St. Patrick’s Day + Photo Styling Tips

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When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, Kasia of MiaHeartmade on Etsy creates extra pretty hair accessories that stand out. There’s the sparkliest Shamrock hair clips, a glittery big bow headband and even a lucky horseshoe hair clip.

If you’re an Etsy artist looking to take your product photography to another level, take a peek at these photos from MiaHeartmade. She styled her St. Patrick’s Day hair accessories with my Festive Fetti. This particular photo series is shown with my St. Patrick’s Day Confetti - available in my party shop here and in my Festive Fetti etsy shop.

When styling your products with Festive Fetti, you will always be making your products stand out. The bonus with the confetti as your photo styling prop is you can easily color match your products but you won’t be taking the viewers eye away from what you are selling. Which is the key because too many props in a photo will confuse the buyer. You want your customer to see exactly what they are purchasing. The confetti is an easy way to enhance your own product and showcase the amazing details that you worked so hard on.

Click here to find the perfect confetti mix for your next product photo styling session. And, if you don’t see the perfect color match - feel free to message me for a custom confetti mix created just for you and your business.

Shop the Featured Hair Accessories in this post from MiaHeartmade

Sparkle Bow Headband
Gold Shamrock Hair Clip
Green Shamrock Hair Clip
Gold Horseshoe Hair Clip
Love Wins Hair Bow
Rainbow Baby Bow

Winter Wonderland Maternity Photo Shoot and Baby Boots

One of the most popular pinned maternity sessions is this one from White Photographie that features this super sweet photo of the mom and dad holding the cutest little pair of baby boots. It's the perfect shoot to share on this snowy day as I spend the day with my girls {the youngest on the mend from a sinus infection and the older one coming down with something - fever, cough, feeling yucky}. It's the perfect day for us to be watching Frozen together {again}. You can see the entire Winter Wonderland Maternity Session here. I also have a few featured baby boots below.

A {VERY} Special Newborn Session | Saratography

Today I am honored to share this {VERY} Special Newborn Session for two main reasons. For starters, it was submitted by the incredibly talented Sara Baldwin of Saratography and secondly, it features the newest addition to our family, my niece Mia Francesca. Mia was born on October 23, 2013 and is the first child for my sister and brother in law. She has been a pure blessing to our family since she entered the world and we are delighted to have Mia enrolled in Saratography's "Watch Me Grow" program, where all of her milestone portrait sessions will be captured up through her first year - what a GREAT keepsake!

We'd also like to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday Season and as always thank you for your support of our site throughout the year. We will return after the new year with more of the BEST baby ideas and inspirations to come!

Vendor Credits:

Photography & Headband Props: Saratography
Woven Wraps: This Little Light {Prop Shop}
Handmade Tutu's: Mindy Kinney

A Stunning Maternity Session | Jillian Kirby Photography

We are so honored to end the week with this simply STUNNING Maternity Session submitted by Jillian Kirby Photography. Jillian has been photographing children and families for over six years and is now Nationally Accredited in Child and Infant photography, as well as Maternity photography, by the PPOC. She has also been awarded with the honor of having her newborn work accepted into the National Salon. Most recently, Jillian became one of the first photographers in Canada to be Nationally Accredited in Newborn Photography and works out of her beautiful natural light studio in Langley, BC. The Maternity Wrap used for this session was made by Hayley of Just Hatched Designs.


Newborn Session | Lauren Ayres Photography

Today we are delighted to feature a {sweet} Newborn Session with you thanks to Lauren Ayres Photography, a Brooklyn/NYC based photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, child, and family photography. Lauren shares the details...

This sweet little lady (Alyssa) is the first child for Lisa and Jim. I travelled to their home in Weehawken, NJ for this session. She was awake for the first part of our session but eventually tuckered out and slept like an angel. Her mom and dad simply adore her and can't get enough of just staring at her sweet face. They sat closeby while our session took place and just ooohed and ahhed over each new pose and how angelic their daughter looked. You can just tell Alyssa is going to be absolutely adored. Plus, Dad is an expert at the baby swaddle, even better then me!

Vendor Credits:

Cheesecloth wraps: dolly priss
Peach knit hat: What's Knot to Love
Mini Ella Tieback (mini white bow): Just Hatched Designs
Cream faux fur: Custom Photo Props 




Handmade Feature: Baby Age Blocks by Buggy's Blocks

Babies grow up too fast! Capture every moment from in the belly through grade school with Buggy’s Blocks baby age blocks! Age blocks make a creative, unique and useful baby shower gift with colors to match the new mom’s style, gender neutral or baby’s bedroom! These blocks make the perfect photo prop or nursery decoration and are made to be durable and BRIGHT for years! 

Each number block measures 2.5 inches with the base block measuring 5 inches. They are made from Premium Poplar Wood that is hand sanded for a soft touch and rounded edges for your child's safety. Each piece is hand painted and designed to achieve a unique product just for you, using top quality Acrylic Non-Toxic paint that will stay bright and vibrant for years to come. Custom orders are welcomed so visit Buggy's Blocks to order your set today! 

Newborn Session | Toni Elmer Photography

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by today! We are delighted to share this {adorable} Newborn Session from Toni Elmer Photography. Toni specializes in custom portraiture of newborns, babies, and children in the Dallas, Fort Worth area and was nominated by D Magazine as one of Dallas' TOP family photographers. The session she is sharing with us today features a precious little newborn who arrived five weeks early, weighing just 5.5 pounds. If I had to pick two favorite features that I just LOVE about newborns it would probably be their perfect little lips and tiny precious toes...lucky for me, Toni captured both!

A Lovely Summer Maternity Session | White Photographie

Today we have a lovely Summer Maternity Session to share thanks to White Photographie. I simply LOVE the gorgeous natural backdrop for this session complete with a stunning, setting sun and mom-to-be's radiant glow. The smiles exchanged between this couple show their love and excitement of what's to come with the arrival of their little one. They aren't the only ones anticipating a new bundle of joy - big brother puppy wants to join int he fun and makes a cameo appearance to finish off the day! Many thanks to White Photographie for sharing this special moment with us. 

A Beautiful Natural Maternity Session | Green Apple Images

Today we are honored to share this beautiful Natural Maternity Session from Green Apple Images. Photographer Jen Roberts gives us her insight on the session...

I have a huge appreciation for pregnancy and the entire birth process.  I have always thought pregnant women were stunningly beautiful.  As a former labor and delivery nurse I have been able to witness the miracle of birth many, many times and I always marvel at the strength of the female body.  I absolutely love photographing maternity sessions and documenting the beauty, bond and miracle that really comes and goes so quickly!  As much as I remember feeling less than glamorous during my pregnancies, I treasure the photos that I have now that that part of my life has passed.  

Aubri was absolutely radiant during our session.  She is gorgeous inside and out.  During my sessions I love the simplicity of a natural location and minimal props with a focus on my subject.  I encourage my clients to wear something simple and feminine and Aubri definitely did both!

Green Apple Images features the custom imagery of portrait artist and natural light photographer, Jen Roberts. Jen is a professional photographer specializing in contemporary, on-location maternity, birth, NEWBORN, infant and child photography. She is also available for a limited number of engagements and weddings per year. Jen serves the Phoenix, AZ/Arizona area and is also available for commercial, editorial and portrait photography assignments worldwide. Based in the Phoenix area, Jen also services the cities of Mesa, Tempe, Awhatukee, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, and the surrounding areas.