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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.

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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Hand-painted Photography Backdrop for Portrait Sessions at Danielle Sara Photography

Here are the final results of my very first hand-painted photography backdrop in action!

I do not consider myself someone who can paint or draw (stick figures are my go-to!). But painting is something I have been wanting to try as a different creative outlet.  With a little encouragement, tips, and inspiration from fellow photographer friends, I gave this a shot. I stepped outside of my comfort zone and took a risk knowing it could end up a complete disaster. I’m pretty happy with the results, even if it’s not perfect, definitely not straight, a lot of paint was wasted, and my 20 month old daughter was not a very cooperative model!  Maybe I’ll even paint another one 🙂

This backdrop will be available to use with all future sessions at the studio and will definitely be making an appearance again during Cherry Blossom season next Spring!

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes: Hanging a Gallery Wall of Framed Portraits

Clients often come into the Maryland photography studio with a vision of how they would like to display their favorite images in their home. And others don't have any idea of how they'd like to display their images, and that's ok!  Design is part of our process. Some don't have a lot of wall space and prefer prints and albums to look through, some want a statement piece to admire in the nursery, and others envision a gallery wall of framed portraits lining the hall.  No matter what works best for you and your family, it is my job to help you figure it out and make it happen! Using my camera, I make sure to capture beautiful images of the special times in your life. But beyond that, it is my goal for each family that I photograph to truly love their portraits and take home a piece of art to display and enjoy daily. As I busy mom of little children I can relate to the 'craziness and chaos' of life.  Time is limited and those images you said you would get around to printing are still waiting, years later. That is why I make it a priority to work with each client to deliver a finished product for you and your children to enjoy right away. And if you order a gallery of frames, we will even hang it for you!

My personal favorite photographs of my children are the ones that I have printed and get to look at every day. Nothing beats actually holding, touching and looking at a printed image.

Want to see what I'm talking about?  Here are some behind the scenes images of a recent gallery wall that we created and installed for a client. We did the portrait taking and design but left the artwork hanging to the expert Meredith Forte, of Frame Avenue Design, for a smooth and easy installation.

This gallery wall of images is framed in a white natural barn wood. Their family of four is proudly displayed on the stairway, bringing memories and joy each and every time it is walked by.

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If you want to see more behind the scenes of finished prints and products, check out @danisaraphoto on instagram