‘Friends’ Newborn Photoshoot Is Packed With Props From the Iconic Sitcom

Newborn Photoshoot Props

The iconic sitcom Friends premiered nearly three decades ago, but its cultural influence remains undeniable even today. Photographer Mandy Penn is getting a whole new generation introduced to the beloved show with an adorable newborn photoshoot. The creative, who is “obsessed with Friends” crafted a themed set and dressed six babies as the cast members and special characters.

Penn had the idea for this special photoshoot thanks to her pal, Ali, a fellow Friends lover and a new mom to a set of twins. With the concept in mind, Penn got to work planning. It ended up taking a village for the concept to come together and turn into something spectacular.

Penn and Ali began by making a list of props that they wanted to include in the photos. This step proved crucial, as the Friends-themed objects are what make the images so fun and successful. Most importantly, Penn knew they needed the famous red couch as seen in Central Perk. This incredible item was made possible by her friend Danielle Shunk who came through with the custom miniature upholstered couch in just five days. Decorating the couch (and the babies) was made possible by Penn's friend Denise who crafted the crochet props like the lobster hats and turkey head.

With the planning complete, it was deeply satisfying for Penn to see all of the babies on the couch. A testament to her passion and creative vision, each photo is packed with items that Friends fans are sure to love. Scroll down to see the adorable portraits and see how many of the details you can identify.

Photographer Mandy Penn created an adorable newborn photoshoot inspired by her love of the sitcom Friends.

Newborn Photoshoot Ideas


Newborn Photoshoot Ideas


Newborn Photoshoot Ideas


Newborn Photoshoot Ideas


Newborn Photoshoot Ideas


Newborn Photoshoot Props


Newborn Photoshoot Props

Holiday Armadillo, Santa, and Superman

Newborn Photoshoot Props

Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe in their wedding dresses

Newborn Photoshoot Props

He’s her lobster!

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Mandy Penn.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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