baby photo shoots

Tally Zachariah asks:

I’ve been looking at darling pictures online where people dress up their kids as superheroes and elves and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Love this! Where can I get one? I’ve borrowed my friend’s baby to do footprint paintings because I wanted to try it. But he’s not really a baby any more.

I understand you can grow your own, but like your friend’s baby, they don’t stay tiny very long. But there are always new ones being produced.

This is definitely a “borrow” prop rather than “build”. From a cost perspective, these things are really expensive and time consuming, and if you play your cards right, people will actually pay you to take them off their hands for a while. If they don’t know to ask whether there’s a photo shoot involved, there’s really no need to tell them.

Image credit: Chrysaora (Christina Xu) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons