Maternity photography is a fast growing market for professional photographers, but documenting a woman’s b-o-d-y during pregnancy can be challenging. However with a little sensitivity & planning your shoots carefully, your maternity photography can give expectant mothers not only pregnancy photos they will cherish forever, but an experience they’ll never forget!
10 Creative And Beautiful Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas
1. Take A Milk Bath
We love the artistic nature of this shot. It’s both colourful, yet calming and pure.
2. Wear A Flowing Dress With A Long Trail
A flowing dress with a long trail swept up in the air creates a beautiful and powerful image. Almost like the mum has super powers, which of course we know all mums do!
3. Have Your Belly Painted
For something really unique, how about a belly art pregnancy shoot like Corrina McLean?
4. Embrace A Country Backdrop
There is something magical and fairytale-like about wide open fields and countryside as a backdrop for maternity photos.
5. Go For Reflections And High Contrast
This may look like a simple reflection shot but upon closer inspection you will notice that it is two shots joined together.
6. Wear A Floral Head Dress Or Crown
Floral headdresses and crowns are making a huge splash both in fashion and wedding photography. They look equally beautiful when worn in maternity photos. They can add a vintage, whimsical or bohemian vibe to your photos.
7. Keep It Fun And Humorous
Not all maternity photos need to be serene and romantic. Here Sam Herbohn has chosen to capture her pregnancy in a fun and humorous way. We love the bubble gum and the sign that reads ‘about to pop’.
8. Try A Silhouette Shot
Silhouette photos are simple and always stunning. In fact these are pretty easy to do yourself. Grab your friend, have him/her face the sun during sunset while you (pregnant mum) stand in front of them.
Get them to focus the camera on the background and snap away. The results will amaze you!
9. Include Your Children
Our children are the most important things in our lives so it makes sense to want to include older siblings in our maternity photos.
10. Head To The Water
There is nothing more calming than water, so if you are looking for beautiful relaxed maternity photos head to a lake or seaside to capture the serenity.