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!!

 

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”.

 

Sweet Dreams Vegan Fur
Sweet Dreams Vegan Fur

 

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).

The Reality of Real Wool

As you all know, we say no and go faux when it comes to our products here at Custom Photo Props! The more we learn about the reality of the fur industry, more and more Americans are choosing to say no to real fur! Many do not realize that wool is included in this epidemic.

Most think that when purchasing wool items, no animals are harmed in the creation because it is natural for sheep to simply get a “haircut”. PETA has gone behind the scenes to show the true conditions of these farms and they have discovered that handlers at sheep farms around the world are just as cruel as those at fur farms. Sheep are no longer just getting a haircut. They are being violently handled, injured, and even killed for their wool. Due to this, we ask you to please reconsider when you see that an item is made with real wool ! If you’d like to learn more about the reality of the wool industry, take a moment to view this article and video that shows the brutal reality that these innocent animals are forced to endure.

Why You DON’T Want to Use REAL Fur

Mousse faux fur fabric, fake fur, baby props, fabric for babies, fur craft supplies, custom photo props
Mousse faux fur fabric, fake fur, baby props, fabric for babies, fur craft supplies, custom photo props
Mousse Faux Fur Fabric resembles authentic animal fur.
Eggshell - Faux Sheep Fur
Eggshell – Faux Sheep Fur

Did you realize that the Flokati rug or other animal fur you are using for your photography or decor could have been part of a widespread abuse on animals? When using a natural product you are not guaranteed that the animal did not suffer immensely for the sale of that product. Animal torture is not to be taken lightly… ever….this is why we stand by “Say No, Go Faux”!

Here is one of the many, many reasons we cannot stress enough why faux fur is the way to go.  PETA recently revealed cruelty to sheep at “sustainable” farms in Argentina. At these farms, workers cut off parts of gentle lambs’ ears, put tight rings around their scrotums, and cut off their tails—all without any pain relief. Shearers hit sheep with electric clippers, slammed them to the floor, and kicked and stood on them. Fast, rough shearing left many sheep cut and bleeding, and they weren’t given any painkillers before workers used a needle and thread to sew up their gaping wounds.

The cruelty documented on these farms is not unique, and similar abuses have also been found at dozens of farms and shearing sheds across Australia and the US. There’s simply no such thing as “humane wool,” and that’s why rejecting wool is the best way to help protect lambs and sheep from abuse.

Photo Credit of our Faux Sheepskin in Wolf – DNA Photography at http://dnaphotographywny.com/

Photo Credit of our Eggshell Sheep Fur Traci Farias Photography at http://www.tracifariasphotography.com/

Say No, Go FAUX!!!

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Here at Custom Photo Props, we believe that Faux Fur is the only way to go. May it be a fur collar on your new jacket, the lining of those great winter boots, or your stash of photography props, faux fur is clearly the better choice. It’s less of a hassle and often times it’s even better quality!

Since we love to gush about why faux is better than real, we were searching the internet for some hard facts on the subject. In all of our researching, we stumbled across a very interesting article.

Basically, the article talks about how manufacturers will use REAL fur and market it as FAUX!!! WHY??? We ask you… WHY?!

http://www.today.com/money/rossen-reports-some-faux-fur-sold-stores-comes-real-animals-1D80374119

“So then why use real fur and say it’s fake? “Some of the good faux furs can be more expensive to use when making jackets or other garments than low-quality animal fur,” Gryzbowski explained. “They may use animal fur just because it’s cheaper.”

At the end of the article, there is a video that instructs you on how to tell if what you bought is indeed faux or not. It seems like the only sure way to tell is to burn a small section and see if it smells like burning hair or chemicals. UGH What the heck!?

I really don’t like being lied to and really don’t like having to set FIRE to my recent purchases to find out the truth. That being said, I’m sure you feel the same way and I can PROMISE you that our FAUX FUR is actually faux. It’s made of synthetic materials that are softer than just about any real fur you can get and so much easier to care for.

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https://www.customphotoprops.com/Faux-Fur-Newborn-Photography-Props-s/74.htm

Flokati or Vegan Flokati Furs? Which product is best for newborn photography?

What are the differences between our exclusive line of Vegan fur photography props and genuine fur such as flokati wool, lambskin, sheepskin?
Vegan Fur
  • Machine washable – hand or gentle cycle/cold water. Machine dry on NO heat setting.
  • Very soft for that delicate baby skin
  • Pliable fabric which makes it easy to form in baskets.
  • Easy to spot clean if needed
  • Virtually no shedding (only at unfinished edges and is minimal until washed)
  • Affordable – Average one yard costs $60.00 from Custom Photo Props LLC
Genuine Furs
  • Dry clean only as per manufacturer
  • An animal died for its fur if it’s a skin product: lambskin, sheepskin
  • Real sheep wool
  • Can cause an allergic reaction and skin irritation
  • Thick backing which makes it hard for posing in baskets
  • Matted ends give very textured appearance
  • Abundance of wool shedding throughout the rug and not concentrated to ends
  • Coarse texture if Flokati wool (not recommended to lay a baby directly on the wool as it is itchy)
  • Costly – Average one yard piece costs $90.00 – $200.00

We are advocates for animal safety and are strong believers in using Vegan fur fabrics instead of harming animals. Those animals live in brutal conditions and are faced a very excruciating death due to the fact that there is a need for their hide. No photo is worth hurting an innocent animal! Say NO to genuine Tibetan Lamb, Lambskin, Flokati, Sheepskin, and any other “genuine” fur. 

Take the pledge to stop harming these beautiful creatures! PETA

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Anna Mann: “I just received my furs from your black Friday sale and I am EXTREMELY satisfied! The quality and look of the fur is absolutely perfect. I also ordered faux fur from another site on black Friday and was disappointed with the way their fur looked and felt once it arrived. Yours was above and beyond what I expected. I will for sure be a returning customer!”

Jessica Freemont: “I had used flokati for over a year and my friend who is also a newborn photographer kept trying to convince me to switch to your furs. In an honest attempt to get her to stop I purchased one of your furs. She was so right!! I was so impressed with your furs that I sold my used flokati and purchased new furs from you! Your product is so soft, much easier to wash and it makes the parents really happy to know I am not putting their newborn on a dead sheep!”

April Lynn: “My favorite furs EVER. They really are baby whisperers!”

Feedback from a customer : “I have a Flokati that I got from Ikea and it’s scratchy, impossible to wash or keep clean and CONSTANTLY shedding. When I first got your furs I was a little nervous about washing them and was always trying to do set ups that were either in buckets or with diaper covers. But then there was an accident on the blue one (my fav) and I was so sad. I figured I’d wash it and if it was wrecked, I would just replace it. It came out of the wash and I thought, damn, it’s matted. I let it air dry. After it was dry, I threw it into the dryer on low heat for about 10 minutes and voila, good as new. I was so happy. 🙂

“I’m constantly using them for anything now. I’ve had them peed and pooped on several times, and every time they wash they still come out looking new. I’m sure I’ll eventually wear them out, but before then, I will know for sure I got my money’s worth out of them!! 🙂 Cheaper than Flokati, look and feel better and easier to clean. Win win win!! :)” Shannon Bower Photography of Novia Scotia, Canada

“GREAT Faux Fur Prop! I’ve been looking for something similar to a Flokati Rug and honestly, I felt like this was better than the Flokati Rug I have because it’s more flexible, being fabric AND so much softer!!! I will definitely purchase from this seller again, hopefully more colors of this Fur, Love!”

Our furs can be purchased at https://www.customphotoprops.com/Faux-Fur-Newborn-Baby-Photography-Props-s/74.htm

You can view our furs in video at: https://www.youtube.com/user/customphotoprops

Apollo blue faux flokati fur
Apollo blue faux fur used as flooring and basket stuffer.
Peony Pink Sheep Faux Fur
Peony Pink Sheep Faux Fur
Wolf faux sheepskin fur
Wolf Faux Sheepskin. Same great look without killing an animal.
Ink Sheep Faux Flokati Fur by Custom Photo Props
Ink Sheep Faux Flokati Fur by Custom Photo Props

Genuine Flokati Wool OR Vegan Flokati Fur?

Vanilla Faux Flokati Fur
Vanilla Faux Flokati

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Blondie Faux Flokati
Blondie Faux Flokati
What are the differences between flokati wool and faux fur photo props?
Faux Fur
  • Machine washable – hand or gentle cycle/cold water. Machine dry on NO heat setting.
  • Very soft for that delicate baby skin
  • Pliable fabric
  • Animal friendly
  • Easy to spot clean
  • Virtually no shedding (only at unfinished edges and is minimal)
  • Affordable – Average one yard costs $55.00 from Custom Photo Props LLC
Flokati Wool
  • Dry clean only as per manufacturer
  • Real sheep wool
  • Matted ends give very textured appearance
  • Abundance of wool shedding throughout the rug and not concentrated to ends
  • Coarse texture (not recommended to lay a baby directly on the wool as it is itchy)
  • Costly – Average one yard piece costs $90.00
Feedback from a customer : “I have a Flokati that I got from Ikea and it’s scratchy, impossible to wash or keep clean and CONSTANTLY shedding. When I first got your furs I was a little nervous about washing them and was always trying to do set ups that were either in buckets or with diaper covers. But then there was an accident on the blue one (my fav) and I was so sad. I figured I’d wash it and if it was wrecked, I would just replace it. It came out of the wash and I thought, damn, it’s matted. I let it air dry. After it was dry, I threw it into the dryer on low heat for about 10 minutes and voila, good as new. I was so happy. 🙂

I’m constantly using them for anything now. I’ve had them peed and pooped on several times, and every time they wash they still come out looking new. I’m sure I’ll eventually wear them out, but before then, I will know for sure I got my money’s worth out of them!! 🙂 Cheaper than Flokati, look and feel better and easier to clean. Win win win!! :)” Shannon Bower Photography of Novia Scotia, Canada

“GREAT Faux Fur Prop! I’ve been looking for something similar to a Flokati Rug and honestly, I felt like this was better than the Flokati Rug I have because it’s more flexible, being fabric AND so much softer!!! I will definitely purchase from this seller again, hopefully more colors of this Fur, Love!”

Who is Custom Photo Props??????

Custom Photo Props LLC is an all women run business committed to bringing out the best in your photography through the use of our unique, one-of-a-kind props.  As a group of stay-at-home moms, we strongly believe in supporting others in our positions, which is why we take the greatest care at ensuring that the products we offer are a long-lasting investment for photographers. Being advocates for newborn safety, we strive to provide photographers with the safest props, and are knowledgeable about the items that we produce and sell. Our goal is to create a high-end and high quality selection that you won’t find anywhere else, and pride ourselves on being extremely sought after, as a result. No order is too large for us, we gladly accept and welcome orders of any size! When you shop with us, not only will you get an excellent product, but our customer service assures that your purchase will be delivered at an accelerated rate, and you’ll find that the wait is minimal.

At Custom Photo Props LLC we understand the passion and love that comes with the need to create, that many of you as photographers possess. We mirror that by putting as much dedication into our work as you do in yours. From ready-to-ship items, to custom props designed especially for that perfect stylized session, we are sure to have what you are looking for.

 

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