Hi Epic Edits readers. I’m excited to be here and have the chance to introduce myself and my shop. My name is Jill and my shop is called Baby & Me Boutique. I sell a variety of crocheted items, but what I would like to share with you today are my photography props. I make all sorts of fun props for baby photo shoots: cocoons, hammocks, beanies, booties, and more! Many of my products are available in sizes for young children as well.

Good props are an essential for every child photographer. I love photography, although I’ll be the first to admit I’m not that great at it. However, with props like these even I can take a good picture. My props add a creative and professional touch to photos. And in the hands of a true professional (such as the talanted Shanda Leigh who provided the pictures you see here, and many of you I’m sure) they make the most gorgeous photos! Cocoons in particular are a growing trend and I offer several types in my shop.

I truly enjoy making the things I sell, which lets me keep my prices low and feel good about it. I love to see my products go to good use and create beautiful pictures. I hope you’ll stop by and take a peek! http://womenwhodoitall.etsy.com


[tweetmeme][Brian here] First of all, a big thanks to Jill for offering up some free product to the readers of Epic Edits! She’s offered to give two winners any single item from her shop, so we have two ways that you can enter the contest (you can enter both ways and we’ll pick one winner from each).

DEADLINE: May 13, 2010

    Place a photo (or link to a photo) in the comments below of your best baby/child photo. Post only one photo, and it must be your own. This is a judged competition, so post your very best.
    Hop over to Jill’s shop and browse through her products. Then leave a comment below telling us which item(s) you like best. The winner will be a random selection (and be sure to leave this as a separate comment if you’re entering a photo too).

So there you go — two ways to enter for a chance at some free props!

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May 11, 2010 8:31 am

I love the Crochet Ear Warmer! Cute stuff!

May 11, 2010 8:32 am

Thanks so much for introducing us to Jill. I love the baby hammock.

May 11, 2010 8:49 am

I love the Baby Hammock Photo Prop. To me, it seems much more natural to have a baby in a hammock than in a cocoon.

May 11, 2010 9:43 am

May 11, 2010 10:23 am

Who can resist the baby hammock?!? Adorable!


May 11, 2010 10:25 am

The Baby Teddy Beanie is gorgeous!
PS: Angela Tomczak’s baby is sucha cutie!

May 11, 2010 10:35 am

On my site http://www.mykalmphotography.com

Go to Families>Family and Kids> Third image of baby in sink.

Sorry my site is flash based and I couldn’t figure out how to pose a photo.

May 11, 2010 10:45 am


May 11, 2010 10:53 am


May 11, 2010 11:10 am

The Cocoon/Hat combo is, well, epically-awesome. My brother in law and his wife are due soon and Im going to have to have one of these for pictures!

May 11, 2010 11:13 am


May 11, 2010 11:41 am

I forgot to but I love the baby hammock :)

May 11, 2010 11:42 am


May 11, 2010 11:57 am

The hanging cocoon is my favorite! how cute is that little thing!!

May 11, 2010 12:22 pm

I almost forgot to add my own photos in the mix. And since I’m excluded from the contest, I’ll go ahead and break my own rules by posting 2 photos (dressed up with props of course):

Bailey Auer 1

Lucha Libre

May 11, 2010 12:33 pm

the baby hammock is the best :)

May 11, 2010 12:41 pm

how a past photo :(
Lakeith – best photo)

May 11, 2010 1:32 pm

I’ve got to get that “Baby Teddy Beanie”!

May 11, 2010 2:18 pm

My favorite photo: This one-year-old and his first time playing in the snow!

May 11, 2010 2:22 pm


May 11, 2010 2:24 pm


This little one is getting a brother/sister soon.

May 11, 2010 3:21 pm

Nice props! The Newborn Cocoon and Hat Set is what I like the best.

here’s my photo:

May 11, 2010 3:55 pm

The baby pod cocoon is my favorite, and a close second would be the red and brown flower head band. Cute stuff!

May 11, 2010 9:31 pm

So I struggled with choosing here, but because we’re talking about props I will have to go with this photo of my daughter:


Although this one was a close second: http://www.flickr.com/photos/russheath/3885845281/

Thanks for the little contest, Brian!

May 11, 2010 9:35 pm

This is my first attempt at infant portraits. This is a friend of mine from work. I talked him in to letting me photography his first child. They loved the pictures. I have to admit so did I.


May 12, 2010 2:40 am

Oooh! I would love the baby pod cocoon!

And since I didn’t see that we had to post separate comments, here’s the image I’m entering.


It was either her or this little guy…I think there’s something just a bit more compelling about Little Miss M though.

May 12, 2010 3:44 am


May 12, 2010 4:23 am

This is all new to me. This image was done for a friend. He was my FIRST baby/child shoot ever, just a few short weeks ago.

May 12, 2010 5:08 am


May 12, 2010 5:50 am

and I am loving the baby hammock and the newborn cocoon! =)

May 12, 2010 5:52 am


May 12, 2010 5:57 am

And I LOVE the Baby Teddy Beanie!

May 12, 2010 5:58 am

Tajik child in Samarkand (Uzbekistan)


May 12, 2010 6:09 am


May 12, 2010 6:13 am

The baby hammock is my fav too!

May 12, 2010 6:16 am


from my 365 project, Day 236

May 12, 2010 6:26 am

Thanks for sharing Jill’s boutique with us all! Here’s my photo entry:

May 12, 2010 6:47 am

The cocoon & hat combo would be my choice of photography props. I’m just getting started as a baby photographer & would USE it & LOVE it!

May 12, 2010 6:48 am


And I’m loving the cocoons!

May 12, 2010 6:56 am

I love the hanging cocoons


May 12, 2010 8:47 am


My Little Cowboy…

May 12, 2010 9:37 am

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to use the hanging cocoon!

I promise to send lots of cute portraits to use on your site if you pick me!!!

Best of luck!

May 12, 2010 9:40 am


Does this work?

May 12, 2010 10:35 am

Yay! It worked!

My favorite item is the “Baby Hammock Photo Prop”

May 12, 2010 10:40 am

Since my pic didn’t seem to come thru, we’ll try this :-)

May 12, 2010 1:49 pm

And my favorites would definitely be any of the cocoons.

May 12, 2010 1:50 pm


I hope that worked…

May 12, 2010 4:08 pm

I would love the baby pod cocoon

May 12, 2010 4:09 pm

I would like the hammock or the pod :) Cute cute stuff!

May 13, 2010 4:52 am

I have so many favorite’s, but I think this is one of my all time fav’s :)

May 13, 2010 4:56 am


i love the hammock!

May 13, 2010 7:09 am


I’d go for the Hammock.

May 13, 2010 8:04 am

Put me in for the hammock. :)

May 13, 2010 8:06 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the hammock!

May 13, 2010 8:14 am

I love the baby hammock and the hanging cocoon! Your props are beautiful!

May 13, 2010 8:23 am

May 13, 2010 6:00 pm

I absolutely LOVE that Baby Hammock…

May 24, 2010 7:58 pm

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