7 Creative Pregnancy Photo Ideas
“Twinkle twinkle little star! How I wonder what you are!”
No, it’s not nursery rhymes time; it’s baby time! Your baby is on the way, right? Tighten your belts then and get ready for the biggest change coming in your life!
You must have started making preparations for the arrival of a new member in your family. I mean shower plans, nursery decoration, baby shopping, pregnancy announcement and much more. You will obviously have your hands full. But don’t forget to do the most important thing, which is? Yes, you guessed it right: a maternity photoshoot session!
Before your little bundle of joy arrives—whether it’s your first or fifth—capture these beautiful moments and the time of anticipation and excitement to cherish for years to come. After all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy some personal time and show off that beautiful belly bulge? But one wonders what to do in front of a camera besides smiling. Good question! For your maternity photography session, get as creative as you can. But if you’ve got no ideas, don’t sweat; we’ve got you covered! Today, I’ll discuss different creative pregnancy photo ideas for your special moment.
It is fall and celebrations are on the swing. The sleeping earth is covered in the blanket of russet leaves and golden sunshine. Perfect timing! Why not take the benefit of the season and add your own touch of cuteness in it? For your maternity photograph, pick a little pumpkin for a seasonal baby spice, carve “our little pumpkin” on it (or any other cute baby title), cup it in both hands and display it in front of your tummy. Highlight parental touches by portraying your partner holding your hands.
A baby is the biggest gift God gives to a couple. There is no alternative, no substitute, and simply no replacement. Your child is a beautiful gift-wrap God hands over to a father through a mother. Feature this idea in your pregnancy photos by dressing up in a soft-hued flowing robe and tying a matching ribbon around your baby bulge. You can add a tag with the ribbon announcing the day this precious gift is going to be unwrapped. The underlying meaning combined with a stunning appearance will definitely be a feast for eyes!
Life, no doubt, is full of bumps and hurdles, but there is one bump every couple looks forward to, and is eager to encounter. Yes, the baby bump. How ironic! But not so much. A complete family is promised on the other side of it after all. Add a touch of humour to your photo session by using a “bump ahead” road sign with the happy couple posing along with it. The joy on the faces of husband and wife coupled with subtle references to a baby bulge is a great pregnancy photo idea, don’t you think?
Green always adds a touch of freshness and joy to every photograph. Incorporating a grassy theme in your pregnancy photographs will give a summery and breezy touch to this memorable occasion. The smiling mommy-to-be can pose lying on the grass or sitting in a grassy meadow in a way her tummy bulge is highlighted. Wearing a colourful top against the green grassy backdrop will further set the scene ablaze! Show the happy daddy-to-be kissing the baby bulge or encircling the mother in a gentle embrace. Awww…it will make everyone swoon!
Couple at Sunset
Evenings hold a mysterious dreamy feel in them with their magical sunset, reflective silence and a profound sense of calm and peace. The sun dipping behind the mountains or in the ocean is a perfect backdrop for a classy and artistic maternity photo session. Tell your photographer to catch the dark silhouettes of the couple holding hands against the setting sun with the belly bulge highlighted against a solitary golden-red ray of the sun. It would be even better if a gentle breeze is blowing, ruffling the mother’s hair in waving wisps of darkness. Nothing can rival the magic of this intimate moment!
Do you like eggs? If not, then start liking them. After all, you are having one in that big belly bulge of yours, right? 😉
For your pregnant photo shoot, you can turn yourself into a walking fried egg, sunny side up. Dress in a yellow top and highlight that beautiful baby bump by attaching a white cardboard cut in the shape of a fried egg-white. It is a simple and inexpensive idea which can be easily doubled as a couple-costume. The intended pun here will provide the much needed fun and humor!
This is the cutest idea for a pregnancy photo. What is unique about this maternity photo idea is that it only features the legs and shoes of the couple with an extra pair of baby shoes (not yet filled, of course). A road or beach setting will suit this photograph where the couple can stand side by side with their birth dates and the expected date for the baby written on the ground in front of each pair of shoes. Alternatively, the couple can sit side by side against a tree or a wall with their birth dates written on the soles of their shoes and a puny pair of baby shoes marked with the expected date of the baby’s arrival. The cutest birthday group ever!
No matter which style you choose to portray yourself in, as a mom-to-be, you will always look beautiful in your photos because you are carrying a new life in your womb. You are going to be a part of creation and that alone is enough to impart a transcendental beauty to you which will showcase itself in the glow of your face and the magnificence of your being. You are beautiful: believe it with your whole heart, and the world will soon follow your stead!
Have you already had your pregnancy photo shoot? What style did you choose? If not, which of these photograph ideas do you like for your coming maternity photography session? Share your thoughts below.