Pregnancy Photos: 5 Ways to Remember This Time

Pregnancy photos are the best way to save these memories forever. Additionally, when your little ones grow up, you can also look at them together, and they'll know that you loved them from the moment you knew they existed.
Pregnancy Photos: 5 Ways to Remember This Time

Last update: 22 March, 2019

Since you found out you were going to be a mother, you must have been the happiest woman in the world. Now you’re wondering what you can do to preserve these precious moments forever. Here we’ll give you some incredible suggestions for pregnancy photos.

5 suggestions for pregnancy photos

You can take photos throughout your pregnancy. You can even make a collage with the photos from each month.

However, if you’d like a photo shoot with a professional, you should choose a specific date. It’s best to choose a time when your belly is big enough to show in the photos. But don’t leave it too late, as you’re more likely to be tired.

Choose a good location and time

If you’re trying to choose the ideal location for pregnancy photos, start taking pictures of places. That way you can compare how photos look from each place and decide on the location you like best.

To do this, keep in mind that the background should be colorful, but not so much that it outshines you. Also make sure there is enough light. Some ideas of possible locations include:

  • Outside. This can be a tree-lined park or a meadow with flowers and mountains in the background.
  • At a photo gallery or a museum. Remember to blur the background when you edit the photos, or ask the photographer to do so.
  • In a building with modern or historic architecture, depending on your personality.
  • A log cabin or interesting historical house.

You should also take into account the time of day. The best time is in the afternoon. At that time of day the orange colors in the sky are photo-friendly. 

Avoid taking pictures at night so you don’t have to use flash. Similarly, avoid being lit from behind. You will come out too dark with a glare behind you.


Although your photographer will give you suggestions for how to pose, you can get ahead by modeling in front of the mirror. That way you’ll be more confident and you’ll get some great ideas.

Get creative with accessories.

To make your pregnancy photos original, use accessories that match your personality. For example, if you like cartoons, you can wear a costume or draw something on your belly.

You can also wear a translucent cloth, pink or blue depending on your baby’s sex. Put a fan nearby so that your hair and the cloth will blow in the wind.

“The best thing for pregnancy photos is to choose a time when your belly is big enough to show in the photos.”

A very popular idea is to display the baby’s name, perhaps on balloons or written on your belly. You can also take photos with the baby’s clothes and shoes. These ideas are always cute, so keep them in mind.

As for what to wear, it depends on what you feel comfortable in. The best idea is  to choose a loose, flowing dressHowever, many people choose to pose nude, because that looks better in silhouette and makes the body stand out more.

Pregnancy Photos: 5 Ways to Remember This Time

Pregnancy photos with dad and older siblings

Pregnancy photos can also be a way to include older siblings, and dad as well. Consider the following ideas:

  • A photo of you holding your older child while he or she touches your belly affectionately.
  • One where your partner is kissing your belly.
  • One of both of them, parent and child, kissing your belly.
  • Have your partner stand behind you and rest their hands on your belly. Another idea is to make a heart with his hands.

These are just a few suggestions for pregnancy photos. Reading them will no doubt give you lots more ideas. Let your imagination run wild and keep these beautiful memories forever.

Although you may get pregnant again, each pregnancy is different. This means you’ll want to look back at these times in the future by looking at your photos.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.