49 Unique Photoshoot Ideas for Pregnancy

If you’re looking for photoshoot ideas for pregnancy, this post is for you!

But first, let me introduce myself.

I’m Jasmine, a professional photographer and travel blogger!

I also had a little boy who was born in April of 2022.

Even though my little man is such a big boy now, I did several photoshoots during my pregnancy!

Let’s start with the basics: when to plan and what to wear for your pregnancy photoshoot. Once you have those sorted out, you can dive into 49 unique photoshoot ideas for pregnancy.

They’re divided into categories to keep things organized.

  • Angles and Pose Ideas for Pregnancy Photoshoot
  • Outdoor Photoshoot Ideas for Pregnancy
  • Indoor Photoshoot Ideas for Pregnancy
  • Fun and Creative Photoshoot Ideas for Pregnancy

When to Plan a Pregnancy Photoshoot Session?

For the best results, aim to schedule your pregnancy photoshoot between the 28th and 32nd weeks of your pregnancy. This timeframe typically showcases the baby bump at its most photogenic stage, allowing for creative and fun poses without discomfort.

But don’t stress too much about sticking to that exact timeframe. Go with what feels right for you and how you want your pictures to turn out.

What to Wear in a Pregnancy Photoshoot?

Wondering what to wear? Choosing the right outfit can set the tone for your photoshoot. Whether you go for something flowy and romantic or chic and casual, the key is to feel comfortable and confident.

Best Time of the Day to Take Your Pregnancy Photoshoot

And when it comes to the best time of day for your shoot, consider the lighting. Many photographers recommend aiming for the golden hours of sunrise or sunset for that soft, flattering glow.

Ready to snap some awesome pics? Here’s a list of pregnancy photoshoot ideas to help you capture wonderful memories to cherish forever!

Angles and Pose Ideas for Pregnancy Photoshoot

Trying out different angles and poses can really make your pregnancy photoshoot special.

1. Hold Your Belly


When it comes to pregnancy photos, one staple pose is holding your belly with both hands and giving a big smile! It’s a simple and sweet way to capture the joy of expecting.

2. Throw Up a Peace Sign

Throw your peace sign up with one hand while resting the other on your belly for another cute pose.

3. Stand and Look Away

Stand sideways to highlight your bump and turn your head to look away from the camera, creating a profile shot that beautifully captures your baby bump!

4. Sit Sideways

This simple pose for your pregnancy shoot works really well if you have a cool backdrop like this one!

Check out this dress if you want to complete the look:

5. Sit on Your Knees

Sitting on your knees works well if you’re on soft ground like sand!

6. Lie Down

For a more whimsical shot, try lying down on a field, bed, or soft ground, while holding your belly.

You may want to bring pillows for this shot to make sure you’re as comfortable as you can be.

And if you want a shot similar to this one, check out this dress!

7. Kiss the Belly

Having your partner kiss your baby bump might seem cliche, but I still think it’s cute!

8. Mom and Dad’s Hand on the Belly

Another fun couples shot is with both parents touching the baby bump!

Add a touch of casual chic with denim pants. Check out these loose-leg denim pants for a comfortable and stylish option.

9. Heart-Hand on The Belly

Another cute one is to have your partner make a heart shape with his hands on your belly.

10. Walk Across the Road

You can try this pose solo or with your partner: simply walk across the road and let the camera capture the moment.

11. Baby Bump’s Close-Up Shot

Zoom in for a close-up of your baby bump. Feel free to hold props for a personal touch or cradle your belly to focus on the bump itself.

You can try it front-facing or sideways, whichever angle you prefer!

12. Low Angle Shot

Try a low-angle shot for a fresh perspective!

Complete the look with a maternity dress similar to the one in the photo.

13. Wide Shot

Go for a wide shot in your pregnancy photoshoot to show off your bump and the vibe around you.

14. Shot From Above

To capture a unique perspective in your pregnancy photoshoot, consider using a drone for an overhead shot.

Find a beautiful spot outdoors or indoors, and let the camera capture your bump from above.

Outdoor Photoshoot Ideas for Pregnancy

For a great pregnancy photoshoot outdoors, consider these spots. Keep it simple, let the natural light do the work, and let the location tell your story.

15. Outdoor Pregnancy Photoshoot Idea: In a Flower Field

For a charming outdoor pregnancy photoshoot, flower fields work well!

White dresses are one of my photography staples. They’re perfect because they highlight the background without clashing. Check out this Swiss dot maternity dress for your upcoming photoshoot!

16. Outdoor Pregnancy Photoshoot Idea: Lush Greenery

For an enchanting outdoor pregnancy photoshoot, head to a lush green spot if you can!

17. In the Middle of the Road

Find a quiet, scenic road and sit or stand in the middle.

Just make sure itโ€™s safe and traffic-free!

18. Use Waterfalls as a Backdrop

You can stand in front of a waterfall for an amazing baby bump backdrop!

19. Outdoor Pregnancy Photoshoot Idea: By the Lake

If you have access to a lake, this shot is a no-brainer! Take advantage of any nearby rocks, either sitting or standing on them for a cool shot!

20. Go for a Hike

If you can manage a hike while pregnant, you can capture some amazing views like this one!

For comfort, check out this set of maternity bras and high-waist pregnancy pants similar to the one I’m wearing.

21. Pool Pregnancy Photoshoot

Pools are great areas for photoshoots, even when you’re pregnant!

22. Sunset at the Beach

This is another great shot to do with your partner at golden hour!

23. Make a Picnic Scene

I love a good picnic photoshoot! And if you need a good picnic basket, check out this one!

24. Outdoor Pregnancy Photoshoot Idea: In Your Backyard

If you’ve got a backyard, it can be a great place for a pregnancy photoshoot!

Indoor Photoshoot Ideas for Pregnancy

25. Take it to the Bedroom

Transform your bedroom into a playful photoshoot studio by using your bed as the stage. With props, signs, some bubble gum, and a bottle of wine, you can capture the “ready to pop” excitement in a fun way.

And if you want to take a deeper dive into this subject, I’ve got a bedroom photoshoot post for you to check out!

Here’s a tile letter board you can use in your photoshoot:

26. Take a Simple Mirror Selfie

Or take advantage of a mirror in your room for a simple mirror selfie!

27. Take A Milk Bath Photoshoot

If you’re into milk baths, it can be a great photo op featuring floating florals and highlighting your baby bump.

28. Pregnancy Photoshoot Idea: In the Nursery

A nursery can also be a great backdrop for your maternity photos!

And if your nursery isn’t quite ready, here’s a white crib to get you started:

29. Include Your Pets

If you’ve got a pet, including them in your photoshoot is a no-brainer!

30. Head to the Studio

If you want something more formal, a professional photoshoot like this one might be for you!

Complete the look with a maternity dress like the one in the photo.

Fun and Creative Photoshoot Ideas for Pregnancy

31. Leave Your Footprint in The Sand

I love this shot of footprints in the sand on an otherwise pristine beach. If you’re near a beach, this one is great!

32. Use an Instax

I love using an Instax as a prop!

And using it for a pregnancy photoshoot totally works!

You can pick one up here if you don’t have one!

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33. In the Water

Here’s another water shot you may want to try!

34. Candid Moments in a Gender Reveal Party

If you do a gender reveal party like I did, you can capture some great pregnancy shots there!

And if you don’t want to go all out for the party and just want to do a quick photo with a balloon, you can snag this one on Amazon!

35. Use Baby’s Ultrasound Photos as a Prop

pregnancy announcement on the beach in Saint Lucia

Your babyโ€™s ultrasound images can be a great prop!

Bonus points for including your partner and a beautiful backdrop like this one!

36. Surround Yourself with Flowers

If you’re feeling dramatic, lying on a backdrop with flowers can make for a cool shot!

If you’re looking for flowers to use as decorations and you want them to stick around for a while, you can always get some artificial ones:

37. Get Creative with Mirror

You can also use a mirror to show off your baby bump in a creative way!

38. Use a Letterboard

Here’s another idea to capture creative pregnancy photos: gather the baby’s clothes and letterboards to spell out names or cute messages. Then, arrange them for a fun photoshoot.

Hereโ€™s a similar letter board:

39. Hold a Bouquet of Flower

For this idea, consider holding a bouquet of flowers to add a touch of natural beauty and color to your shot!

Here are some artificial roses that can be used for countless photoshoots!

40. Besties Pregnancy Photoshoot

If you’re lucky enough to have a friend who is pregnant at the same time as you are, this photoshoot is perfect!

41. Paint Your Baby Bumps

This is another cute photo idea to do if you and a friend are pregnant!

If youโ€™re looking for a body paint, check out this water-based body paint thatโ€™s easy to apply and remove.

42. Make a Transition

These time-lapse transition photos are really fun!

43. Baby Fruit Size Comparison

Here’s another fun one comparing your growing bump to fruit sizes!

44. Play with Reflection

If you want to get artsy, try out this one!

45. Make Silhouettes

Dramatic silhouette shots like this one can also be really fun!

46. Play with Shadows

Using shadows in your photos is another great way to make them stand out!

47. Incorporate a Pair of Baby Shoes

Cute baby shoes are a great prop if you want to incorporate them!

You can pick up a gender-neutral set here:

48. Bring your Family to the Photo

If this isn’t your first little one, having your other kid(s) in the photo can make for a super cute shot!

49. Hang Your Baby’s Onesies

This mini laundry day is a cute idea. Plus, itโ€™s a snap to set up โ€“ all you need is a string and some tiny clothespins!

Photoshoot Ideas for Pregnancy: Conclusion

I hope youโ€™ve found some inspiration for your maternity photoshoot.

Did I miss one?

Share your thoughts or ideas in the comments below!


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Jasmine Alley

I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.
Picture of Jasmine Alley

Jasmine Alley

I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.
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