8 Tips for Your Maternity Photo Shoot + Ideas

Ready to capture that growing belly and radiant glow?

Maternity Photos

Today, plenty of mamas-to-be are turning to professional photographers to capture their baby bellies throughout their pregnancies, and the results are beautiful. ~PopSugar

1.Pick a Great Location

When deciding on a location, you get to choose what fits with the feel you want your photos to have. Is there a place you feel that defines your family? Keep in mind that the great outdoors often makes for stunning photos and offers a variety of locations.

Taking that natural beauty of a woman who’s ready to bring new life into the world and placing her in the majesty of the great outdoors is simply breathtaking.~Natalie Norton, Digital Photography School

2.Include The Family

Mom-To-Be may want some solo pictures which is fine, but don’t forget to take some with the family too. This could be the significant other, pets, siblings. Include family in the shot can make the outcome more engaging.

Family Pregnancy Photos

3.Consider a Series

Capture the progression with a series of photos in stages. These could be weekly or every couple of weeks. If you do not want to enlist a professional photographer so often, find a friend or loved one to snap the shots.

With cute shirts and fun expressions, this mom-to-be’s weekly photo shoots added up to a clever way to document her journey. ~PopSugar



4.Mix Up Those Angles

There are multiple perspectives and angles of reference you can give that lovely pregnant belly. Don’t forget to mix it up a bit!




5.Add Some Props

Just like adding family members can make a maternity photo more dynamic, so can adding props. Newborn clothes and shoes are a got to idea that works, but you can be more creative too.

This “About 2 Pop” sign is a cute idea via Heather Rice Photography:


6.Get Creative with Poses

MomJunction has some advice for this one:

The million creative poses you can do when you’re shooting a baby bump are just amazing!

  • Go through blogs, Pinterest, google images to see if any pose interests you.
  • If you have your own creative, unconventional ideas, be sure to discuss with your photographer.
  • Depending on where you’re shooting, there are poses which work great with certain locations.
  • Once you have zeroed in on some poses, try them out at home in front of a mirror along with your facial expressions.

7.Have Fun

Whatever the feel you are going for, get yourself in the mood for your photo shoot. This is an experience for you that will create beautiful memories. Get as comfortable as possible and enjoy yourself. It will come through in the photos. Got Cravings?

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8.Be You

This goes along with haveing fun, but beyond that, don’t be afraid to show off your personality and heritage. Check out this Indian Maternity photo shoot via Yahoo and ABC News. The results are stunning!

Maternity Shoot

Want More Advice and From a Professional Photographer? ClickinMoms shares advice on composition, clothing, and posing in this post: 15 Tips for Better Maternity Photography

Plus, 30 Beautiful Maternity Photography Ideas for Your Inspiration 


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Happy Shooting! 

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