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35 Creative and Heartwarming Couple Maternity Photoshoot Ideas

October 20, 2022

The idea of a maternity photoshoot is heartwarming for couples expecting their first baby together. The pregnancy journey is probably something every couple wants to remember and cherish, so we're featuring creative and heartwarming ideas for a couple's maternity photography. They will provide inspiration for posing, location ideas, outfit choices, props, and more.

1. Hug the Pregnant Belly

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Photo by Daria Kopylova on Unsplash

This is probably one of the most maternity poses for couples. The father-to-be is hugging the mother's baby bump, and it's a sweet way to show your love and affection for one another as well as your unborn child.

2.  Get Creative with Props

couple maternity photo by holding a written board

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There are endless possibilities when it comes to props for your maternity photoshoot. If you're unsure where to start, try looking for props that have special meaning to you and your family. For example, you can have a board written with some wording about the pregnancy.

3. Incorporate Your Other Children

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If you already have children, they can be a great addition to your maternity photos. Whether hugging the mom’s belly or just smiling naturally in front of the camera, their involvement will make the photos much more special.

4.  Matching Outfit

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 Photo by btchrs on shutterstock

A matching maternity outfit will look adorable in your photos. Pick a basic color or neutral pattern that goes with most things in your closet, and you can also wear it again post-pregnancy.

5. Capture Intimate Moments

couple maternity photo by looking into each other's eyes

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You can use your maternity photos as an opportunity to document the love and connection you share. Whether you're holding hands, cuddling, or just looking into each other's eyes, these photos will be cherished memories for years to come.

6. Colored Smoke

maternity photo with light pink smoke

Photo by Tatiana Chekryzhova on shutterstock

You can buy colored smoke in different colors or use something already colored for an even more authentic effect. Take a handful of colored glitter and light it on fire. This will create smoke for about minutes and look amazing when you snap some photos.

7. Get Close to Each Other

couple maternity photo by lying together and closely

 Photo by ARTO SURAJ on Unsplash

One of the best things about maternity photos is that they capture the love between you and your partner. So, make sure to get close to each other and show off that love! You can do this by hugging, holding hands, or standing close together.

8. Share a Kiss

couple maternity photo of husband kissing the wife's forehead

Photo by Sandeep Kashyap on Unsplash

A sweet kiss is always a nice touch in any photo, but it can be extra special in a maternity photo. After all, you’re about to become parents and start a new chapter in your lives together.

9. Try Different Maternity Couple Poses

couple maternity photo of holding the waist

Photo by Shahin Alkhazov on shutterstock 

There are lots of different maternity poses couples can try. You can do traditional and simple poses like standing side by side, holding each other, or getting a little more creative. Try sitting on a bench together or lying on the ground with your partner’s hand on your belly. You can even have your partner lift you in the air for a fun and unique shot.

10. In the Nursery

couple maternity photo in the nursery room

Photo by Andrii Medvediuk on shutterstock 

If you’ve already started to prepare the nursery, why not include it in your couples maternity photos? It’s a great way to document this special time, and it can be a lot of fun to play around with different props and photography ideas. You can take photos of you and your partner in front of the crib, or you can get a little more creative and have your partner hide behind a door or piece of furniture while you take the photo.

11. With Your Pets

couple maternity photo by holding lovely pet

Photo by Yiistocking on shutterstock

Pets can be a great addition to your maternity photos. They can add a bit of personality and fun to the shoot, and they're sure to make you smile. Just ensure your pets are well-behaved and have someone on hand to help wrangle them if needed.

12. In the Kitchen

couple maternity photo of cooking in your kitchen

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Having a baby means spending a lot of time in your kitchen, so why not take some photos there? There are endless possibilities, whether you're baking, cooking, or cleaning up after dinner. You could even have photos of your growing belly and pictures of food you have been craving for during your pregnancy.

13. Cozy by the Window

couple maternity photo of  standing and holding each other by the window

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There's something so cozy and intimate about snuggling up by a window. If you have a sunny spot in your house, take advantage of it for your maternity photos.

You can sit in a chair, lay on the floor, or even stand up to get the perfect shot. Just ensure the light is shining from the side, so you're not squinting into the sun.

14. In the Bathtub

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Photo by DementevaJulia on shutterstock 

If you have a bathtub, you can use it for some fun and unique couple maternity photoshoot ideas. You can have your partner join you in the tub, or you can take photos of just you in the tub. You can even fill the tub with flowers or other props to make it more interesting.

15. Black and white

black and white maternity photo by putting a hear-shape on the belly

Photo by Alina Koval on shutterstock 

Maternity photos look beautiful in black and white. You can always do both if you’re unsure if you want to go with color or black and white. You can have some photos in color, or some in black and white with contrast effects.

16. In a Field of Flowers

couple maternity photo by standing in the field of flowers

Photo by lucrezia senserini88 on shutterstock

If you’re lucky enough to live near a field of flowers, take advantage of it and use it for your maternity photos. This is such a beautiful and romantic setting, and it’s the perfect place to document your pregnancy.

17. At the Beach

couple maternity photo by holding hands up at the beach

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The beach is another great place to take maternity pictures. The soft sand and the beautiful water make for a perfect backdrop, and you can even get some photos with the waves crashing in the background.

18. In the Snow

couple maternity photo by standing and holding each other in the snow

 Photo by Gorynvd on shutterstock


The cold weather can be especially challenging for pregnant women, but the cold weather can also yield some of the most beautiful pregnancy photos.

Take advantage of a snowy backdrop or snow-covered background and get some photos in front of it. Just make sure to pick a warm maternity dress.

19. With Christmas Lights

couple maternity photo by standing  with Christmas lights

Photo by Roman Samborskyi on shutterstock

If you’re pregnant during the holidays, take advantage of it and take some photos with Christmas lights. This is such a festive and fun way to document your pregnancy, and it’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

20. Paint Your Belly

couple maternity photo with a painted belly

Photo by Angyalosi Beata on shutterstock

You can make a maternity photoshoot even more special by having your belly painted. Not only will it be a visual representation of your growing love, but it also lasts forever as a keepsake. You can either have your partner paint your belly, or ask a professional artist.

21. With Balloons

couple maternity photo with balloons

Photo by Alisa Haneli on shutterstock

Balloons are a great way to add some fun and personality to your couples maternity photos. You can either have your partner hold the balloons for you, or take photos of just you with the balloons.

22. Take a Stroll

couple maternity photo of walking together by holding hands

Photo by Halfpoint on shutterstock 

One of the best things about pregnancy is that you get to take a lot of walks. So, why not take advantage of that and take some photos while you’re out on a walk? You can have your partner walk with you.

23. Sunrise and Sunset

couple maternity photo in the sunset

Photo by Falcona on shutterstock 

Whether you're capturing the golden hour of sunrise or the romantic glow of sunset, these photos will look breathtaking. You can take them outside or find a nice window to stand in front of. Using your maternity photographer's help to coordinate your wardrobe with the light is also a good idea.

24.  In Front of a Waterfall

couple maternity photo in front of a waterfall

Photo by Olya Lytvyn on shutterstock

This is a beautiful location for a maternity photo shoot because it is so natural. The waterfall has a calming effect on the environment and makes for a beautiful backdrop for your couple's maternity photo session. 

25. At an Amusement Park

couple maternity photo of wispering in a amusement park

Photo by Chamomile_Olya on shutterstock

A perfect way to capture fun and excitement is at amusement parks. You can take photos in front of rides or the queue line. Just make sure to wear a life jacket on any rides that involve water.

26. With Your Baby's Name

maternity photo by holding a baby cap with name on

Photo by Diana0403 on shutterstock

You can incorporate their name into your maternity photos if you know what you’ll name your baby. You can write their name on your belly with a Sharpie or use props to spell out their name. This is such a sweet and personal way to document your pregnancy.

27. Showing Your Hobby

couple maternity photo by doing yoga together

Photo by New Africa on shutterstock

If you have a hobby that you love, you can incorporate it into your maternity photos. This is such a fun and personal way to show off your personality, and it’s a great way to document your pregnancy. Whether you love reading, knitting, or playing an instrument, find a way to incorporate your hobby into your photos.

28. Holding Tiny Shoes for the Baby

couple maternity photo by holding the baby's tiny shoes

Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

If you've already picked out a pair of baby shoes, you can include them in your maternity photos. Holding the shoes will symbolize how excited you are for the new addition to your family, and the color of the shoe can add a bit of personality to your shot.

29. With Family Members

maternity photo with whole family members

Photo by Roman Samborskyi on shutterstock

If you have family members close to you, you can include them in your maternity photos. This is a great family photo to document your pregnancy and a sweet way to show off your growing family. You can take pictures with your parents, siblings, or grandparents.

30. Gender Reveal

couple maternity photo by putting gender sigh on the belly

Photo by Flotsam on shutterstock

If you’re planning a gender reveal, you can incorporate this pregnancy announcement into your maternity photos. This is such a fun and exciting way to document your pregnancy, and it’s a great way to let your family and friends know if you’re having a boy or a girl.  

31. With Ultrasound Picture

maternity photo by holding an ultrasound picture

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If you have an ultrasound picture, you can incorporate it into your maternity photos. This is a special way to document your pregnancy and a great way to show off your baby to your family and best friends.

32. Silhouette Photoshoot

 maternity photo of a black silhouette

Photo by Dan Kirk Formentera on Unsplash

For a truly unique maternity photo, try a silhouette photoshoot. This involves taking photos of you and your partner backlit by natural light of the sun or another light source. This creates a beautiful silhouette effect that is both unique and stylish.

33. Maternity Milk Bath

maternity milk bath photo

Photo by Olesia Bilkei on shutterstock

In case you’re looking for a unique maternity photo, try a maternity milk bath. This can be a quite unique experience for the expecting mother. It’s also a perfect way to show the close-up pregnant body of the pregnant mom.  Just make sure you’re careful and don’t put yourself at risk.

34. A Snap in the Woods

couple maternity photos in the woods

 Photo by marinasealovers on shutterstock

If you love nature, why not take couple maternity photos in the woods? This can be a beautiful and serene setting and a great way to incorporate some greenery into your photos. Just make sure to watch out for any uneven ground or low-hanging branches.  

35. Mommy in a Traditional Outfit

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Wearing a traditional outfit from your culture can be a beautiful way to show off your heritage in this maternity shoot idea. If you don’t have traditional clothes, you could also try wearing a white flowing dress or skirt to give off a similar vibe.


Pregnancy is a fun journey, and the best way to capture those memories is with photos. The things you mentioned in this article are just a few examples of fun, new, creative pregnancy photoshoot ideas that you can use to make your pregnancy special.

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