Marjorie Jones Photography | 5 Must Take Maternity Photos

5 Must Take Maternity Photos

April 14, 2014

Pregnancy only lasts nine months and many parents want to capture the memories for a lifetime. Here are 5 must take maternity photos to remember the journey. 


Baby Belly

Moms, be to sure to have pretty nails as hands on the belly are often a focal point. Do a little pampering before your photo session by having your nails painted or manicured. Don't forget engagement/wedding rings as well!  

Ultrasound Photo

There are many variations to this shot, but one element that makes this shot unique is the background. Having a Christmas baby? Have a lit Christmas tree in the background. Incorporate the belly or couple in the photo. Hang or place the ultrasound photo in a place that showcases the environment. 


Classic photo that family, friends, and one day your baby will look back on! 


Baby Item/Keepsake  

Bringing a special keepsake or baby item to a session can be a fun way to announce the gender, incorporate the season or tell a story. Just remember to keep it small and simple. Try to avoid the Pinterest popularity of written signs which forever dates the photo. You want an element that is timeless, not time stamped.