One of the best ways to commemorate your pregnancy is through a maternity shoot. The best time to do a maternity photoshoot is between 28 and 32 weeks when your belly is just the right size and you are not too deep into the third trimester with all the exhaustion that comes with it.
Apart from getting the timing just right, you also want to think about the location of your maternity shoot (do you want to head to the beach or do it at home?), your outfits (what is the best way to show off that bump?), and whether you want to hire a professional photographer or just take the pictures yourself.
As you can see, when it comes to maternity shoots, planning is vital. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of the best maternity shoot ideas that will elevate your photoshoot and help you create memories in the absolute best way!
Here is our ultimate list of maternity shoot ideas:
1. Something with your older kids
A great way to get your older kids excited about having a younger sibling is to include them in your maternity shoot. Have them hug your tummy to show how much they love their little sibling growing inside you. You can also make the photo black and white to give it that timeless feel.
2. Blow a kiss
Blow a kiss towards the camera while flaunting your belly. You can also get your partner in on the action if you want!
3. Lie down with me
Lie down on the bed with your partner and have him cuddle you and your tummy. This is a simple idea that makes for a stunning photo that will become a treasured memory.
4. Gender reveal
You can combine your gender reveal and your maternity shoot into one. Grab your partner and other kids if you have them and place blue or pink smoke in the background to represent your baby’s gender. Simple yet impactful!
5. Big brother
If you have a son, head out with him and your husband. Make the big brother be the center of all the attention by having him stand between you and hubby. All you need for this idea is a decent setting and a smiling big bro-to-be!
Photo: MJK Photography
6. Big sister
If you have a daughter, a great maternity shoot idea is to go to the park together and pose among the trees and flowers. Wear a flowing gown that shows off your belly and pose while holding your little princess. You can even invite your partner to touch your tummy gently and pose together for a stunning piece.
7. Spell Baby
Spell the word baby using balloons. Then include everyone in the picture and have them smiling as they point at your belly. This is a simple idea that works great in a wide number of different settings!
8. Mama, Dada
For this idea, all you have to do is pose by the baby cot or in the nursery with a book or signs that say “Mama” or “Dada.”
9. In a beautiful field
It would be a great location for your maternity shoot if you can get to a wide-open field. Go to one with some tall, thick grass and pose with a matching outfit. The results will be stunning!
Photo: MJK Photography
10. Out on the streets
If you live in a city, this idea is just for you. Become one with the city’s industrial atmosphere with an outdoor maternity shoot full of textural backdrops for a stunningly creative urban chic look.
11. On your doorstep
Give your photos a homey feel by taking them right on the front steps. As a bonus, you do not have to haul yourself around in search of the perfect setting!
12. The belly hug
For this idea, all you have to do is hold hands with your partner and have him cuddle your baby belly while standing behind you. It is a classic pose for a reason: it always works!
13. Get a close-up
Don’t forget to get a few close-ups as well. Focus on your arms, your hands interlaced with your partner’s, and your gorgeous bump. This is the perfect way to create some stunning photos with an intimate look at your lives before your little one arrived.
14. A short walk
Go on a stroll on a nice day with your partner and take lots of photos as you do! Every photo will be stunning. Don’t forget to flaunt that belly!
Photo: MJK Photography
15. Beachy paradise
Go to the beach and put on a flowing gown. Then smile at the camera and create some magical moments!
A maternity shoot is a great way to create lots of memories about your pregnancy journey. When thinking about what maternity shoot idea to try, go for one that speaks to you. Make it personal and meaningful to you and your family, and the pictures will become more impactful. And don’t be afraid to personalize everything and add your personality to it! Good luck!
Wefreeze, a professional photography company in Malaysia. Wefreeze specializes in capturing the beauty in your special moments, whether it be weddings, parties, maternity shoots and more. Reach out to Wefreeze, HERE.
MJK Photography is a Malaysian company specialized in capturing the beauty of life at every stage. Their services range from maternity, wedding, portrait, product and corporate event photography. Reach out to MJK Photography, HERE.