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Unique Nursery Décor on Etsy

Shopping for your nursery can feel overwhelming. With thousands of decoration options out there, it can be hard to find something unique to fit your vision. We’ve put together some of the cutest, most unique, and customizable items on Etsy that will make your nursery super cute and unique. And we promise, these are quality made from safe materials to keep your baby happy & content. We love these so much we might have to include a few items in our baby and newborn photography sessions at the Rockville, MD studio. And once you have narrowed down your nursery decor, make sure you save space for a beautiful custom portrait of your baby to complement the look!


Baby Nursery Mat

Kika Kids Crib Bumpers and Nursery Mats

Add an extra layer of safety to your crib with these comfy and cute crib bumpers. They come in fun colors and will keep your baby safe and sound while sleeping. Snag a matching play mat to keep your little one from scratching themselves on your floor. The bumps and rolls in these soft braided mats will massage your baby while they crawl and keep them interested in all their nursery games.


Baby Gym

Zummbi Baby Gyms

Apart from being great nursery decor, a wooden baby activity gym is perfect for development of hand-eye coordination and motor skills. These baby gyms are made of natural grown ash tree and come with a variety of toy options to dangle from the handmade wood frames. These are perfect to set atop the Kika Kids playmates for some extra comfy fun.


Baby Nursery Storage

Scndnvn Studio Nursery Storage Baskets

Every parent needs plenty of baskets and bins for nursery storage. These storage baskets are printed with cute cartoon patterns, and serve as décor for your room while having a large capacity for various household items. Made of dual layer craft paper, they are tough and strong as well as lightweight and foldable.


Baby Measuring Milestone Sticks

Lemonality Growth Measuring Sticks

Want to measure your baby’s milestones without getting pesky marker stains on your walls? These Giant Measuring Stick Growth Charts are six feet tall and are fully customizable. Photograph your child in front of this rustic measuring stick to capture their growth for years to come.


Baby Blocks

OKGOPLAY Personalized Monster Stacking Blocks

Want a completely one of a kind play item for your nursery? Each piece of wood for these stacking blocks is hand selected at the company’s local lumber store, cut to size, and the edges are rounded off for safety. Each block is sanded by hand to be perfectly smooth and painted, using only non toxic, water based materials. These blocks act as décor and a play toy for your baby all in one!


Baby Swing

Mossom Macrame Cotton Indoor Swing Chair

Minimal and stylish, macrame baby swings add a fantastic touch to a modern nursery design or toddler’s room. The swings are made of recycled cotton rope and the wooden parts are finished with eco linseed oil. Hang the swing in your nursery for a unique boho touch and countless hours of playtime fun.


Baby Teepee

Love Me Sparkle Teepees

These gorgeous lace and fabric teepees are absolutely perfect for decorating your baby’s nursery or play room. With several designs and colors to choose from, they can fit any room style. Easy to assemble and transport, you can even bring your teepee to the park for a family picnic or on your next vacation. They make a wonderful reading nook and cuddle corner for your little one through their toddler years. 


Baby Nursery Art

Flying Elephant Studio Animal Prints

Printable art is an easy, affordable way to style and personalize your nursery the way you like it. Flying Elephant Studio has tons of adorable animal prints you can hang or frame in your child’s nursery in any way you like. Choose from elephants and zebras to giraffes and pandas, sleeping on pink clouds or blowing pastel bubble gum. They are a bright and colorful pop to make your nursery stand out.


Nursery Sign

48 Hour Monogram Wooden Name Signs

Get your baby’s name cut from wood to display beautifully in your home. Choose from a wide selection of colors and fonts, or keep it classic with a plain wood texture. These are perfect for hanging above your baby’s crib or in the entry way to their nursery.

 


Baby Crib Mobile

ZOZO Toys Crib Mobiles

With delicate, shiny and light mobile flying overhead, your baby is sure to be delighted. These neutral baby mobiles come in multiple different styles and were created for those who love nature and animals. Decorate your nursery in gentle, warm tones, and give your newborn a cuddly handmade mobile to look up to as they are being changed or falling asleep in their crib.

Baby Shower Gifts New Mamas Will Love

So you have a baby shower to attend or a baby gift to give: congrats! Baby showers are joyous, memorable occasions that make for a lasting impression on the parents-to-be. We see a lot of new parents and new products come through our Maryland photography studio doors! And we spend a lot of time getting to know our clients and what they love. So we put together a list with a few of our favorites. We hand-picked each item for quality and cuteness levels that are through the roof. While some of these items are just for mama, most will be enjoyed by daddy and baby as well! We want you to be the envy of all the other party-goers by gifting the mama-to-be with one of these special items! Check them out and let us know what you think.


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Monthly Blankets by Batz Kids

Mama will love these adorable monthly milestone blankets from Batz Kids. Allow her to celebrate every month of growth and holiday with the cutest blanket for her little loved one. These will make for the perfect Instagram photo backdrop and provide for the most memorable images!

Danielle used one for her daughter and loves looking back on the photos from her baby’s first year! Check out what she did each month in the image to the left :)


Baby Shusher

The Revolutionary Shusher

Make sure the mama-to-be gets her rest with the help of the revolutionary baby shusher. It uses a real human voice to lull her baby to sleep with a calming shush. It also has has a timer, volume adjustment, and a removable wrist strap so she can carry her baby while putting her to sleep. You’ll notice that we have one of these magic devices in the studio, and oh my gosh they are so helpful with calming all the sweet newborns that come for their very first portrait session! Every parent that visits our Maryland newborn studio loves it!


Mommy and Me Outfits for Newborns

Mommy and Me Outfits

Who doesn’t love matching outfits? Pick from a multitude of matching tee and onesie combos for the future mama. Colorful, trendy, and comfy, these outfits will be in constant rotation once the new baby is born.


Sophie la Giraffe Baby Teething Toy

Sofie La Giraffe Teething Toy

Originally made in France in 1961, Sophie has been loved by countless mamas and babies for generations! Sophie is a unique baby teething toy made to stimulate all 5 senses. She is made from natural rubber latex and is soft to soothe those sensitive baby gums. Sophie has other products in her collection too, including rattles, feeding bottles, comforting blankets, and more! It’s a staple in many homes and a great go-to gift.


Baby Handprint Kit

Footprint & Handprint Picture Frame Kits 

Help mama preserve her memories of the little one to come. These ink and clay foot & handprint kits allow mama to save a part of her baby in the form of an artwork she can keep forever. This is the perfect gift for someone who loves a project and doesn’t want to forget how small their tiny little one ones was.


Baby on Board Sunhat

Baby on Board Sun Hat

For all the fashion forward mamas out there, this is a trendy gift she is sure to love! It’s great to take a baby-mooon or wear around the pool. These sun hats can be customized with cute quotes and messages and come in a multitude of colors. Create the perfect unique statement piece for mama to wear during baby’s first beach vacation.


Mommy Milestone Wine Labels

Mommy Milestones Wine Labels

Once her baby is born and wine is on the menu again, you can bet mama will get a kick out of these. These bottle labels can be placed over a wine of your choice and will provide a good giggle for the new parents during a romantic night at home. Now she can cheers to each milestone with a commemorative photo and a drink!


New Mom Spa Gift Set

New Mom Spa Gift Box

Being a newborn mom is tiring! Treat her to this spa gift set complete with handmade buttermilk soap, a bear bath bomb, diaper rash baby butter, a hand-knitted cotton washcloth, and lavender chamomile bath salts. Her and her new baby will be thanking you for the sacred relaxation time this spa set provides.


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Cute and stylish every day bows

If mama is expecting a girl, this bow shop is a dream come true. With a multitude of colors, styles and patterns available, mama will enjoy receiving a set of bows to match any outfit for her sweet baby girl. She can even bring a few of the headbands to her newborn photo session!


Diaper and makeup Bag

A Custom Diaper or Makeup Bag from Stoney Clover Lane

These custom bags are all the rage! Add fun patches and colorful letters to any of their pouches, backpacks, duffels and designs to build a unique bag or accessory for mama-to-be. They are super trendy, versatile, and lightweight to keep Mama organized with a new baby on the go. Gift a pouch with baby’s initials and she is sure to love it! Plus they come in a variety of styles and color options to please even the pickiest mom on the block!


Baby Milestone Book

Baby Milestone Books by Print Smitten

For the journaling moms and writers out there, baby milestone books are perfect for remembering every aspect of the first year of her baby’s life. This is a thoughtfully designed modern baby book that mixes journaling with photo memories and record keeping. With a variety of cover designs to choose from (they can be personalized too!), there is a perfect book in the Print Smitten collection for every mama.


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Maryland Cake Smash Photographer | Cake Smash Sessions and Why I Love Them

Every parent knows time with your little ones flies way too fast. One minute you’re rocking them to sleep, the next you’re up late making sure they get home in time for curfew. It’s bittersweet when they meet yet another milestone and your pride swells over with just a twinge of sadness that the moment is ever so fleeting. I love helping families document these precious milestones, knowing they’ll look back on them with fondness for years to come. 

Sweet Treats, Sweeter Smiles

One of my favorite milestone sessions is the first year cake smash. That first year creeps up on you so incredibly fast as you watch your sleeping bundle transform into a curious tot. Their little personalities begin to emerge and it’s a perfect time to document all that sweetness you wish you could just bottle up. Each session includes photos before the cake as well as a series of “smash” photos. I customize each session with a different theme and I love coming up with something truly unique for each baby. Being able to express creativity through the individual set designs is one of the reasons why I love these sessions. 

For a lot of my tiny clients, it’s their first encounter with cake, and watching them play and discover this new and delicious food is truly a treat. Some are hesitant and cautious, and others are game to dive right in. Whether they eat the cake or not, we still have fun with it. It’s one of those developing personality traits that makes each session so unique. If you’re currently enjoying baby snuggles with an infant, don’t blink. That first year is full of long days and sleepless nights but they don’t last forever. Before you know it you’ll be planning a first birthday, and the other years will follow suit just as quickly. I would love to help you document the special first birthday with a cake smash, come up with a theme, get creative, and design something truly unique for your family!

You may not be able to bottle up this time, but with portraits that freeze the moment, you have the next best thing. Cake smashes are so much fun, and you will forever treasure the memories made watching your little one celebrate. 

To book a session, contact the studio using the contact link above! 

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Martha Stewart feature! Danielle’s tips for taking milestone photos of your baby

I am feeling incredibly excited to have been featured on Martha Stewart, “5 Precious Keepsakes to Capture Your Baby’s Milestones“! The article includes my do-it-yourself tips for taking your own milestone photos at home. Plus, my own daughter’s adorable 7 month photo is included!

Check out the article for creative ways to help you capture the many milestones of your little one’s first year. And use my tips to document this fleeting, precious time in your baby’s life!

During’s Macie’s first year, I got asked a lot where the milestone blanket featured in the article is from. It is a BatzKids blanket. Here is the full year of Macie’s monthly blanket photos! Use my tips from the article to get creative and take pictures of your little one on a blanket 🙂   

Check out my previous feature on Martha Stewart, How to Make a Dazzling No Sew Tutu!

Newborn baby girl photography session at the Rockville Maryland studio!

This is baby number three for this sweet family and I could not have been more honored to photograph another beautiful baby miracle for them!  I decided to keep this newborn baby girl photography session simple, clean and white. These are my absolute favorites and we have been doing a lot of white color tones at the studio lately.  The focus is always all about the baby and the colors do not distract from other pieces in the home when displayed.  I always enjoy working with props and cute accessories, but they are not always needed to create beautiful newborn portraits. I have so many images of this newborn baby girl that I love! Below are a few of my favorites. I can’t wait to watch this little one grow and be so adored by her family and older siblings! xo

To book a session, contact me via email or phone. I would be honored to welcome you into our Rockville, Maryland studio to meet you and your family. To find out more information and reserve your due date on our studio calendar, please get in touch!