Top Trending Maternity Photoshoot Ideas

Published on April 5th, 2018

If you’re expecting a new addition to your family, you and your significant other probably want to immortalize your feelings of excitement. What better way to do this than to have a maternity photoshoot? Although the idea of having photos displaying your baby “bump” isn’t anything new, there is currently a new wave of maternity photo ideas that are unique, interesting, and downright adorable.

Trends and Ideas for Your Maternity Photoshoot

While you can opt for the standard (i.e., boring) picture of your baby bump, why not try out some of the most interesting and popular photoshoot trends that emphasize and enhance the beauty of your pregnancy? Here are some of the top maternity photoshoot trends that are currently making the waves on social media.


#1 – Milk Bath

Milk baths aren’t just for nourishing and moisturizing the skin. In fact, many expecting moms are opting for milk baths as their prime focus point in their maternity photoshoots. These baths often rely on dry milk powder to make a bathtub full of water look like it’s filled with fresh milk. One of the most common — and most elegant — ways to take a milk bath maternity photo includes having the mother laying or sitting in the bath with dried or fresh flowers scattered around her. Many photos have the mother seminude, with the baby bump exposed to the camera.

#2 – Get the Older Siblings Involved

If you have young children who are about to be older siblings to your new bundle of joy, get them involved in displaying their affection for the new family addition in your photos. Have the soon-to-be sibling(s) “listen” to the baby bump through a stethoscope. Or, have each child place their hands on their mother’s stomach, trying to feel the baby kick.

#3 – Take Advantage of the “Bump”

Your baby bump is usually the center of attention throughout the day, so why not make it the center of your maternity photo? Place block letters on the bump to spell out the baby’s name, or rest a pair of baby shoes on top of the bump for the photo. Another trend is finding road signs that say “Bump,” “Bump Ahead,” or “Watch Out for Bump” and taking a picture near these signs with the baby bump in clear view. Use your bump to your advantage!

#4 – The Sonogram Forefront Photo

One of the most popular maternity photos being taken right now involves displaying the sonogram front and center. For this photo, the husband and mother stand in the background, holding the sonogram in the forefront of the photo for all to see. To make this more interesting, you could also have a close-up shot of the sonogram on your baby bump, with your and the expecting father’s hands in the shape of a heart surrounding the sonogram picture.

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