A lot has changed in my photography business since I did this Winnie the Pooh photo shoot with my son, who was 6 months at the time. I discovered my passion was working with young girls and women, there is something really incredible about building up a woman’ self esteem. In finding my passion I had to let go of some things, and that meant no longer photographing babies and young children. But, these images have become pretty popular on Pinterest, so in an effort to keep them alive I decided that maybe there was value in helping you style your own Winnie the Pooh shoot. And full disclosure, this post contains affiliate links.
Ever since before my oldest was born I knew I was going to incorporate Winnie the Pooh for them. I have always loved Winnie the Pooh, maybe it was his love for sweets that stole my heart, or his loyalty as a friend. I don’t know, but I love him. We started collecting these stuffed animals and even bought the outfit before he made his entrance into this world. At the time I wasn’t thinking they would make amazing photo props, but man I sure do love how this session turned out. Even all these years later.
So its very unlikely that I could link you to the exact items we purchased and that is 99% because I couldn’t tell you. I am certain we no longer have this outfit. The stuffed animals are from the Disney Store, but thankfully even Disney sells stuff on Amazon now so you don’t have to navigate through the chaos of the mall. But I have found some really similar, if not better, options on Amazon and it can save you hours of planning and shopping.
I think the most important part of planning your photoshoot is the outfit. This one is a little different in that it has text on it. But as you can see from my stuffed Pooh, its actually more accurate. https://amzn.to/30Xhqko
If I were starting completely over and had nothing. I might actually consider this costume option instead. https://amzn.to/2p8G849
I don’t know if its the costume that is so fluffy or that baby. But my ovaries are screaming right now!
I think the next most important prop has to be the honey pot. I bought this one from Hobby Lobby, its nothing special, except it has 2 handles. I don’t even know if Pooh’ honey pot is blue! And now that I have figured out how to work with my silhouette cameo, I would probably have found a super cute SVG file from Etsy to make it more authentic. Or just bought this adorable one from Amazon and saved myself hours of crafting frustration. https://amzn.to/2MHqepB
This pot is small, at only 5 inches high with a diameter of 4 inches. So its not going to look quite a big in your baby’s lap as the one I used. But it includes this adorable dipping stick and I can just image a little squishy baby sticking this in his mouth! I mean all 6 month olds put everything in their mouth (see my son eating yarn in all of these) and that makes me squeal with excitement.
And what is pooh without his friends? I used what I think Disney considered their medium stuffed animals for this, because its what we had; they are 12-16 inches tall. And you can absolutely buy this size still (and please do and use my links because, well that helps me!). But its definitely adds up. Styleds shoots are expensive ya’ll! So I will link the larger ones here but I will also link to a smaller set. Personally, I really love how he looks similar in height to his friends. It wouldn’t quite look the same if he was twice their size. However, I get that no everyone wants to invest hundreds of dollars in props for a few photos.
Kanga and Roo: Disney Kanga and Roo Plush Toy — 14 1/2” H
Or if in the interest of budget you want to check out the smaller ones, here is where you can find those: Disney Store Original Winnie the Pooh Plush Set of 4 with Piglet, Tigger, Winnie and Eeyore
Thanks for taking the time to read through my lengthy blog and sales pitch ;). I hope you have a great time planning your very own Winnie the Pooh Photo Shoot.