CPP Baby Wrap Softness & Stretch Scales

There’s so much to love about our collection of baby wraps here at CPP! Our exclusive assortment offers a wide variety of colors, textures, and weights. To help you understand the important differences between each category, we’ve developed a softness scale and stretch scale. Soon all of our wrap listings at www.customphotoprops.com will feature both a softness and stretch ranking. Here’s a look at all the details of our Softness and Stretch Scales:

SOFTNESS SCALE

1 = I’d wouldn’t use that to wash my floors!

2 = Eh.. it’s not the best feeling out there but can be used for short periods of time

3 = Ah.. this feels alright

4 = Oh.. this is cozy and feels good

5 = Incredible softness and comfort! Give me a place to sleep immediately..zZ..zzZ..ZZZ

 

STRETCH SCALE

1 = No stretch at all

2 = The fabric gives a little bit but doesn’t look great if you like the form fitting look

3 = It has enough stretch to make swaddling easier

4 = Oh.. this has great movement and I can easily wrap a baby with this

5 = Holy smokes, this has some serious stretch

 

For an in-depth look into how each of our wraps rank and compare to one another, ceck out this article:

https://customphotoprops.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/swaddling-wrap-comparison/

Swaddling Wrap Comparison

I’ve been asked several times this week on how our newborn baby wraps differ from one style to another, so here is an explanation on the characteristics of each fabric. ANDDD… thank you for pushing me to do this overdue baby wrap comparison post!

A couple things to know before we begin.. all of our baby wraps are exclusive to Custom Photo Props with exception of the Nubble wraps. We choose the fibers, dyes, elasticity content, and size of each wrap and bring it to life.  We love to curate new products for newborn photographers that surpass what’s currently on the market. Since we love having our own exclusive collection of superior products, we are discontinuing the Nubble wrap line. It’s not that they aren’t good in their own way, we just don’t like being like everyone else!

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Custom Photo Props STRETCH SCALE

1 = No stretch at all

2 = The fabric has some movement (maybe 10% shift)

3 = It has enough stretch to swaddle a baby without issue

4 = Oh.. this has even more flexibility and I can easily wrap a baby with this

5 = Holy smokes, this has some serious stretch!

 

Custom Photo Props  SOFTNESS RANKING

1 = I’d wouldn’t use that to wash my floors!

2 = Eh.. it’s not the best feeling out there but can be used for short periods of time

3 = Ah.. this feels alright

4 = Oh.. this is cozy and feels good

5 = Incredible softness and comfort! Give me a place to sleep immediately..zZ..zzZ..ZZZ


Dream Stretch Wrap

Our Dream is the lightest, airiest offering in our exclusive wrap collection – its delicate, open knit stitch provides a subtle sheerness and lots of stretch.  Light as cashmere and offered in a beautiful array of colors. Hand stitched in the USA! This is our second most popular wrap.

Size (un-stretched)

16″ by 58″

Cleaning Instructions 

Hand wash in a mild clothing detergent. Lightly wring out excess water. Lay flat or hang to dry.

Insider Information

  • 2nd most popular
  • Very light and airy
  • CPP Softness Scale @ 5
  • CPP Stretch Ranking @ 4

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Lux{ury} Stretch Wrap

Knit with a finer, tighter stitch than our Dream Wrap, the Lux Wrap has a lightweight sweater feel to it. You will love the luxurious look & feel of this custom-designed baby wrap! Each one is hand-dyed to match our exclusive furs, and its generous stretch makes it perfect for swaddling.

Size (un-stretched)

20″ by 48″

Cleaning Instructions 

Machine wash in a mild clothing detergent. May tumble dry on low heat. Know that it may get tangled with other garments in the dryer due to the long length.

Insider Information

  • Our most popular wrap
  • Wider than our other wraps
  • Most versatile colors with our coordinating Vegan furs
  • CPP Softness Scale @ 4
  • CPP Stretch Ranking @ 4.5

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Sweater Baby Wrap

Multicolored yarns are interwoven in our newborn stretch wraps to produce our beautifully muted, multi-shade Sweater Wraps. Their cozy, fuzzy texture gets even softer with time. And you’ll love their versatility – the multiple levels of color make it so easy to match with other props to create a beautiful photo story! Hand sewn in the USA!

Size (un-stretched)

17″ by 58″

Cleaning Instructions 

Hand wash in a mild clothing detergent. Lightly wring out excess water. Lay flat or hang to dry.

Insider Information

  • Most popular in the fall and winter months
  • CPP Softness Scale @ 4
  • CPP Stretch Ranking @ 4

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Nubble Wrap

Our Nubble newborn wraps are knit with a loose stitch that makes them extremely stretchy & very easy to swaddle with. They have a mild texture to them and are see-through once fully stretched.

Size (un-stretched)

16″ by 60″

Cleaning Instructions 

Hand wash in a mild clothing detergent. Lightly wring out excess water. Lay flat or hang to dry.

Insider Information

  • Most commonly seen in the photography industry because they are sold by many companies
  • CPP Softness Scale @ 3
  • CPP Stretch Ranking @ 5

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Artisan Wrap

Our artisan wraps are perfect for adding that extra element of sophistication you’ve been after for your photo shoots! They come in a beautiful array of textures & colors, with special design details like embroidery, applique, ruffles, lace & tassel trimmings, and more! These wraps give a beautiful level of dimension when paired with our other wraps.

Size (un-stretched)

Varies based on style. See listing for specific size.

Cleaning Instructions 

Hand wash in a mild clothing detergent. Lightly wring out excess water. Lay flat or hang to dry.

Insider Information

  • Best for draping over or under the baby. Also looks great when flowing out of a basket or bucket
  • Fancier fabrics give off an artistic vibe
  • CPP Softness Scale @ 4
  • CPP Stretch Ranking @ 1

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Custom Photo Props Color Collections

 

Happy Monday, everyone! Have you checked out our Color Collections recently? We’ve updated them with some new products! All of the pieces in each collection have been curated to complement each other and help you tell a beautiful story through your photography.

We’ve got a collection for every mood you’re trying to capture: Organic & Earthy, Seaside Palette, Jewel Tones, Pastels, Vintage Pinks, Feeling Blue, and Soft Neutrals.

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Our Organic & Earthy collection contains a variety of props in the beige & green families that evoke a calm & natural mood – perfect for boys or girls. Seaside’s light tans & grays combined with soft tints of color in aquatic tones are an absolutely beautiful, gender-neutral choice! And the subdued hues of our Soft Neutrals Collection really help the newborn be the focal point of your shoot.

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Take some time to check them out today – we’re sure you’ll find something you love! And stay tuned – more collections will deliver soon!

https://www.customphotoprops.com/Color-Collection-s/492.htm

Custom Photo Props Spring Collection!

We are so excited to announce that starting soon, we will begin offering seasonal collections!

All of your favorite products, including our vegan furs, wraps, apparel & headbands, have been curated into beautiful new collections that will deliver every few months. This means that we’ve taken the hard work out of mixing and matching props that will coordinate for your studio sessions! All of the products in the collection have corresponding pieces that complement one another beautifully. Spring just happens to be our favorite season – how can you not love all those florals…all that fresh color- so we thought it was the perfect time to debut our first collection!

We think newborns + pastels = the epitome of lovely, so you can be sure that we’ve included as many pastel perfection hues as possible! Our palette of lavender, buttercup, mint, peach, blush & cherry blossom is universally flattering and will definitely freshen up your next photo shoot! Each color story features a fur, some wraps, headbands, and select apparel items that come together beautifully. You can use each one on its own, mix and match hues, or pair them with the collection’s creamy, dreamy, complimentary neutrals.

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 Some fresh new items we’re excited to introduce are our beautiful new flower crowns –  these have been handcrafted with silk flowers, freshwater pearls, textured yarns and other natural elements. With so many special details adorning these, we know you’ll love them just as much as we do (especially since flower crowns are really trending at the moment)! Our new spring blossom mohair bonnet has been hand-knit and adorned with a beautifully handcrafted silk flower. This special, delicate piece is unique to CPP and has been custom-designed for spring! And we are just crazy about our fuzzy hand-knit bunny hat and soft-as-ever speckled rabbit faux fur – both will be perfect for your Easter photo shoot!

Spring is almost in the air, and we know you’ll love the fresh, new vibe of this collection!  For a sneak peek, check out our”New Spring Collection” video in the left hand tab of our Custom Photo Props fan page on facebook! We can’t wait for you to tell us what you think once you get your hands on the new collection in March!!

 

Save BIG on Pre-Order Furniture!

Save BIG on our Pre-Order Furniture!!

Want to save big on our beautiful new furniture AND shipping?! Check out our new, custom-designed Pre-Order Furniture Collection! The high quality, durability, and exceptional craftsmanship of these pieces will make them truly last a lifetime. Inspired by vintage silhouettes, these designs are unique to Custom Photo Props. There’s nothing else out there like them, and they’ll be the perfect new addition to add to your collection!

Quantities are extremely limited – we are only having 50 made of each design! You can save BIG with our pre-order special if you buy now….and just because we love you, shipping is FREE! 

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These designs are set to arrive the beginning of February, so this deal won’t last much longer – items go to full price once in stock.Check the “Coming Soon” section of our homepage to get your hands on this amazing deal:

https://www.customphotoprops.com/searchresults.asp?Search=pre-order&Submit=Submit

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Washable Vegan furs

Here at Custom Photo Props, there are so many reasons we love our faux furs and faux flokati! Our Vegan furs are composed exclusively of man-made fibers that ensure a baby soft feeling with dramatic fur texture. They’re hypoallergenic and softer than just about any real fur you can get! We’ve been told countless times that their luxurious softness helps babies fall right asleep. In fact, 9 out of 10 newborn photographers “Love Love Love” our furs and purport that they really help them with their photography!

Our exclusive color palette offers a beautiful range of colors that will compliment any newborn shoot, and since they’re custom designed, you can only get them here! And because we value quality and durability, we made sure that our entire line is completely washable! Awesome, right? Simply machine wash with cold water on the gentle cycle, shake, and hang dry….they’ll come out like new every time! This is probably our customer’s favorite aspect of our faux furs. We’ve received so much wonderful feedback on the ease of washing them and how they retain their quality. One customer claims that her fur “has seen countless washings over 3 years and is still in full use!”. Another told us she’s washed hers between 30-40 times and it still looks great. We even asked fans on Facebook to share some photos of furs that have seen lots of use and washings. Our friend Khristy posted “These have been washed more times than I can count and still going strong”.

 

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Frozen Blue/Aqua Vegan Fur

One local photographer invited us for a studio visit, where we got to see her wide collection of Custom Photo Prop furs. She’s washed them again and again and they still look great!

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Pretty spectacular, huh? You can’t get those same results with real fur. We hope that you’ll “Say no, go faux”- it’s the green, ethical, and guaranteed best quality choice! Check out our products today on our Website (click here).

Fur Size Comparison

Watch our Youtube video to see the size difference in our Vegan Flokati Furs. A wonderful customer recommended that we do this instead of our previous method and we are so thankful. Please call us with any questions you have about our furs.  716-951-8021

NOTE – Video is showing a major blue cast. We apologize for this.

15″x15″ Layer

20″x32″ Basket Stuffer

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NEW Photo Prop Vendor Directory!

Custom PHoto Props and Photo Prop Finder

Are you a prop vendor looking to increase your exposure and grow your business?  We have some exciting news just for you!!!!!

Custom Photo Props is partnering with Photo Prop Finder, a new organization helping photographers locate the exact props they are looking for by giving them one central website to connect them directly with you… the vendor!

Photo Prop Finder is an essential online marketing source for anyone creating props for the photography industry.  Being a part of Photo Prop Finder will get your products in front of thousands of photographers world-wide!  To give photographers everywhere exactly what they are looking for, Photo Prop Finder will also keep vendors up to date on growing trends and tips for improving their products.

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

ADVERTISE – Send the advertising panel an email at signmeup@photopropfinder.com to receive advertising info when its available.

 

Interview with Kelly Ross Photography

Kelly Ross has been working together with Custom Photo Props for quite a while now.  Her beautiful images help to show our products in use.   We love her creativity and the pure, simplicity of her images are stunning.  We are so thankful for her work and excited to share a little bit more about her studio.

For all you newborn photographers out there, we are sure you will be able to relate to a lot of what Kelly has to say.  Sometimes, in your day-to-day routine, it can probably feel that you are by yourself with the ups and downs of being a photographer.   What you can take away from our “photographer interview” series, is that you are not alone in your struggles.  We hope these interviews help to encourage you today, wherever you are in your photography journey.

www.Kelly Ross Photography.com

 

What made you decide you wanted to become a photographer and how long have you been in business?

I have been in business almost 8 yrs. I always loved taking photos since I was a child and was the selfproclaimed Family Historian. I was very blessed to be so lucky to make it my career.
What part of your photography are you most critical about?

Oh I don’t think I could pick just one area to be critical of. I love to be very particular about everything I do. Myrule of thumb is to get it as close to perfect before you take the shot.
Who is your biggest supporter?

Most importantly my family when I was growing up… and especially my dad who was a man of very fewencouraging words but bought me my very first real camera when I was about 15. His own quiet way ofsaying he approved. Who knew all these years later I would be doing what I dreamed of as a kid.
Biggest pet peeve in the photography industry?

Ohhhhh….. Why can’t we just all get along and help each other rather than some of the drama that goes on.

Biggest struggle as a studio owner?

The business side of things. I like to be the artist not the office responsibilities. Even though I have the most AMAZING Office Manager it’s still hard to juggle.
Favorite gear – camera, lighting, favorite newborn prop?

I shoot with a Nikon750… my go to lens is my 35mm and second fav is 24-70mm… unless I am outside and itsalways the 70-200mm… Favorite newborn prop…. I have so many wonderful vendors I work with. Hands down Custom Photo Props furs and knits are a staple in every session!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Still doing what I am doing and loving every baby that walks through my door.
What does Photoshop mean to your work?

I edit lightly in Lightroom, and then pull them into Photoshop for some tweaks to clean up the skin.
What has helped you succeed in the ever-changing newborn industry?

My constant need to always be improving my skills and taking every step I can to make that happen. I have awonderful network of photographers in my area and we meet and host meetings and learning once a month.Having these connections just keeps me growing!
What is the most important thing when you shop for newborn products and props for your studio?

Quality and speed of delivery! And, of course that they are affordable.
Your ordering process – do you have your clients come into your studio for a presentation or do you do everything online?

I enjoy letting the clients view their galleries online from the comfort of their own home. We all know thathaving a new baby is time-consuming and asking moms to come back out feels like it would be addingstress to them. I did do in person sales a few years ago and it always seemed a struggle for them to come backto the studio. I want to make it as comfortable of an experience for them as possible.

To see more of Kelly’s work, check out a few of her sites:

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Lux wraps are almost here!!!!!!!

Our new shipment of Lux wraps will be arriving in the next two weeks!  The new colors listed below are beautiful and if you act now you can pre-order them here: https://www.customphotoprops.com/searchresults.asp?Search=pre-order&Submit=Submit and get yours before anyone else.

  • Grapefruit
  • Agave
  • Bermuda Blue
  • Clay
  • Glass Min
  • Mulberry
  • Pontoon Blue
  • Twilight Blue
  • Vanilla Ivory
  • Wisteria Pink

AND if you are fast enough…shhhhhhhh there is a little secret code for you to get 20% off one item on the website.  Enter “ineedthis20” at checkout and get 20% off ONE item on the website.  But HURRY this is a temporary code and you must order quickly.  (only for use on the website and cannot be applied to previous orders).