Whether you get professional newborn photos taken or not, you’re going to want to secure some amazing shots all your own to show off on Instagram, Facebook and more anyway. Make sure your snaps are instant hits by arming yourself with some pro-style props. From sheepskin rugs to the sweetest tiny bow ties, here are a few of our favorite things to make baby pics stand out.

Show Off On a Sheepskin Rug

Trust us, photographing your baby on a sheepskin rug instantly creates a gorgeous shot that you're sure to get lots of comments on. There's no need to splurge on a big size either, a little 2 foot by 3 foot option is just right for your little babe.

Available at potterybarn.com, $99.

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–Julie Seguss