Looking for maternity photoshoot ideas? Booking a professional photographer is a great way to get some maternity shots fit for display. While they will likely get some awesome candid shots, it’s a godd idea to look for inspiration at other maternity pics so you have an idea of what you want. After all, if you’re getting professional photos you’ll want to love them!
So, here is a giant gallery of pregnancy photos to give you some inspiration for your upcoming picture day!
Maternity photoshoots are all about celebrating mom and baby. Some photo ideas focus on the pregnant belly, while others include mom’s gaze looking down at baby. Others are full-length poses, sometimes photographed outdoors, at the beach, or silhouetted against the sunset. Lastly, some maternity shoots include dad, older siblings, and even props like baby shoes, ultrasound pictures, or other adorable ideas.
While there are endless options, here are some inspirational maternity photoshoot ideas to consider for your own pregnancy photos. All of the photo ideas below are beautiful ways for expectant mothers to show off their growing belly!
Maternity photo poses to show off your baby bump
Poses can be tricky during a maternity photo shoot. Before you head out to get your pregnancy pics taken, practice some different poses so you can feel comfortable with posing your body. Some photos focus more on mom, while in other poses, the attention is drawn in the baby belly direction. Try these poses out in a mirror:
Outdoor maternity photoshoot ideas
Outdoor maternity photoshoots have the potential to yield stunning photographs, particularly when the natural light hits just right. Your photographer may schedule your shoot at a certain time (often early in the morning, or in the “golden hour” when the sun is almost setting). Here are some ideas for a pregnancy photo shoot outdoors.
Pregnant belly photo ideas
These pregnant belly photo ideas are all about the big belly. Here are some inspiration pictures to consider:
Fall maternity shoot inspiration
Fall is a stunning time to get your maternity shoot taken. First trimester fall maternity photos often take the form of pregnancy announcements, while second and third trimester photoshoots in autumn are all about the belly! Let’s look at some gorgeous fall maternity shoots for some inspo:
Beach maternity shoot
Beach maternity photoshoots can be absolutely stunning. Here are some ideas for different poses, settings, and lighting for pregnancy photos on the beach:
Maternity photo ideas with siblings
Including siblings in a maternity photo shoot can be absolutely adorable! For some extra cuteness, invite older brothers and older sisters to do a few poses with mom as part of the pregnancy shoot:
Pregnancy photos with Dad
It’s not ALL about mom (we suppose….). Here are some family maternity photos that include Dad!
Silhouette maternity photos
Silhouette maternity photos are not only stunning, but mama also doesn’t need to get all dolled up with a full face of makeup (or even choosing out clothes in some poses!). Here are some backlit silhouette pregnancy ideas to give you some inspiration!
Maternity photo ideas with props
Some maternity photos are all about the props. Whether its those adorable tiny baby shoes or that sweater that Grandma knit, there are certain pregnant belly poses that can include props in a classic, beautiful way (without being cheesy). Here are some lovely maternity photo ideas with props:
For more ideas, follow this maternity photoshoot Pinterest board!