Custom Photo Props: Ten Years In The Making

Who would have known that when I had my daughter’s newborn photos taken, over ten years ago, that I would have this incredible company because of her entrance into this universe.

For those who don’t know the story, Custom Photo Props was born when I was having photos taken of my newborn baby girl, Liliana Lu. I searched the internet for unique newborn photo props, but nothing fit the bill in my eyes. So, I took my love of crafts and made my own props for the shoot. Isn’t she just the cutest!


To my surprise, my newborn photographer, Elizabeth Pellette, loved the props I made for the photo shoot. Between her encouragement and my desire to do something creative during her naps, Custom Photo Props was born in 2009. These have been the absolute best 10 years of my career.

Since that time, I genuinely feel Custom Photo Props has created a family inside our building walls, and in the photography world.

When the business started growing, I knew I wanted to make an impact, not just in the photography industry, but in the community. We grew to include all vegan furs, so our company can do some good by donating to rescue animals. Since then, with the support of our amazing customers, we’ve donated between 17k – 20k to animal rescues across the country.

Enough of the talking, let’s get to the good stuff, take a look at these cutie newborn photos from back in the day. Here are some of our very first products!!

Who doesn’t love a good blast from the past? Boy, how we’ve grown and how trends have changed!

A special thank you to all of our supporters. From those who have been here for 10 years, to those who are just joining us, we appreciate you. Thank you for being part of my family!

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