Inside: 61 stunning maternity photoshoot outfit ideas to share your bump with the world!

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! This is a beautiful and exciting time, and your loved ones want to be a part of every moment, including seeing the beautiful baby bump in a stunning photoshoot.

There are so many different styles of maternity photoshoots, so if you’re looking for inspiration, you’re in the right place! I’ve collected 61 stunning maternity photoshoot outfit ideas. You’ll love the end product in these outfits, as well as your Facebook friends and Instagram followers will love to see it all. They won’t be able to get over them!

Between beautiful boho and cool and beachy, there are different directions you can go with this photoshoot concept.

Show your style as a (maybe new, if this is your first) mama, and let everyone know that being pregnant hasn’t kept you from being you

Three pregnant women, two on the beach in jeans and one in a gold dress

Find your style here and get to planning!

What Is A Maternity Photoshoot

A maternity photoshoot is usually a creative photoshoot where the subject of the photo is a soon to be mother, posing with the intention of highlighting her baby bump!

Sometimes this is done with both of the babies parents, and sometimes it’s just the mother! Depends on the preference of the couple. It’s usually done to commemorate the journey of pregnancy and the beautiful time when the mother was pregnant before the baby was born.

These photos are cherished by the family forever, and the loved ones that see the photos on social media. It’s a celebratory and commemorative tradition, done to cherish memories.

Colors To Choose

There are so many directions you can go in when you’re deciding on colors for your maternity shoot! You can choose colors based on your location, based on the baby’s gender, you could pick your favorite color, your partners… There are so many options!

So what do some of these ideas look like?

If you choose based on location, there are different colors that are technically “the best” for different places like parks and beaches.

Bright and bold colors are usually the best at parks and natural surroundings, as you pop against the muted tones around you! There’s no color more bright and bold than red, so if you’re looking to make an impact with your photo, red is the move!

On the beach location, white is stunning! It makes you look more tan, and you stand out against the sand and water. For a more tropical looking beach, any tropical colors like a bright yellow could be fun and bring out the energy of the shoot.

In a studio or more neutral and urban locations, choose the color that looks the best on you! In these areas you will be highlighted more than the background, so just highlight your own beauty in your favorite color!

Location Ideas

We’ve already touched on a few of these while talking about colors, but there are four main types of locations that you can choose from, or get super creative and do something different!

Nature: If you’re in a park or field, you’re going to be serving major bohemian goddess! It’s a classic but because it’s such a beautiful setting for any photoshoot. It’s calming and ethereal, you will just glow in golden hour in a wheat field!

The Beach: If you’re heading to the coast for a babymoon with your significant other before the baby comes, look up photographers in the area and get a photoshoot on the books! How stunning would it be to be able to post photos in the waves with your baby bump, glowing from both the pregnancy glow and vacation glow!

Urban Setting: Getting your photos taken in a downtown setting never gets old– it’s cool and if that’s more your style, it reveals your personality as parents. Old brick walls and skylines are stunning backdrops for any photograph.

Studio: Some photographers have studio spaces to use for photoshoots that produce incredibly beautiful shots! You can play with lighting and posing and be in a space where you literally are the center of attention! Not that you wouldn’t be in a park too, but there’s literally only you in the frame!

Four pregnant women in maternity photoshoot outfit ideas


Dresses are the go-to when it comes to any photoshoot, not just maternity! They’re easy and they’re always so stunning.

Whether you’re looking for a more conservative look or you want to have the baby belly out and everything, there’s a perfect dress for you to feel like the goddess you are.

  1. Red
  2. Boho Crochet 
  3. Pale Blue
  4. Tan
  5. Polka Dot Mesh
  6. Feather Trim
  7. Sparkles
  8. Champagne Silk
  9. Bright Orange
  10. Baby Pink
  11. Nightgown
  12. Pink Silk
  13. Casual White
  14. Cloud Dress
  15. Emerald Green
  16. Cottagecore White

Three couples in dramatic outfits for a maternity shoot

Maternity Photoshoot Outfit Ideas For Couples

Okay maybe you know what you want to wear for the shoot, but you have to coordinate your partner… What are you supposed to dress them in?! E

specially if they’re not super style savvy (like most men aren’t), finding the perfect outfit for them can be a little tricky.

Here are some examples of really simple partner outfits, as well as the not so simple to hopefully strike inspiration and give you a little bit of an idea of what to have them pick up while out shopping.

  1. Black On Black
  2. Simple White And Pattern
  3. Neutrals
  4. Fall Colors
  5. Black And Plaid
  6. Natural 
  7. Blues
  8. Denim And White
  9. Bohemian
  10. Tan And Brown
  11. White Tee
  12. Formal
  13. Classy Black
  14. Sweater Weather
  15. Champagne Gold

Beach outfit ideas for maternity photos

Beach Outfit Ideas

Having your beach photoshoot is such a fun idea– a bikini maternity shoot? How cute!

There’s also all of the amazing options of cover up dresses and other cute summer clothes that would be an incredible addition to your photoshoot wardrobe.

Even if you’re not technically dressing for the beach, all of the amazing dress options would look stunning with a beach sunset or clear blue waves behind you.

There are endless possibilities, so check them out.

  1. White And Denim
  2. Bikini And Cover
  3. Swimsuit Cover
  4. Chunky Knit Sweater
  5. Lace And Denim
  6. Neutrals
  7. Breezy Pink
  8. Blue Lace
  9. Gradient Color
  10. Classics
  11. Light Gray
  12. Black And Boho
  13. Deep Rust 
  14. Chiffon Bodysuit
  15. Belly Out

pregnancy photo shoot clothes

Pregnancy Shoot Outfits

Maternity photoshoot outfit ideas can be so overwhelming, as there are so many options! So here is a roundup of some of the best, from any category for you to choose from.

Hopefully these inspire you to see how to pull from your own beauty to curate the most perfect outfit that shows everyone you love exactly who you are as a mother and how stunning your baby will be.

  1. Pearl Duster
  2. All Denim
  3. Blazer
  4. Bodysuit
  5. Bodycon
  6. Linens
  7. Lingerie Robe
  8. Jeans
  9. Polka Dot Dress
  10. Bodycon
  11. Bralette 
  12. Pink Ruffles
  13. Black Two Piece
  14. Black Slip
  15. Strapless

You’re going to cherish these photos of you and your partner just before meeting your baby for a lifetime! They’re not just to get content for your social media (although they’re great content!), it’s a core memory and feeling you’re going to remember forever. You’ll look back on your pregnancy and think, “time simply flew,” and before you know it that little bump is in your hands.

Cherish this sweet time as a family and capture every moment! You won’t regret setting aside a little time to make this a priority.

No matter what outfit you go with, you will be a stunning image of the miracle of life. Go all out, or stay simple, but you will be simply radiating.

Choose an outfit and style that matches who you are as a family, and enjoy your time as a soon to be mother for these last couple months/

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