Thinking of having a maternity photo shoot soon? First, we think it’s less important where you take maternity photos, and instead, more important to decide your poses. Different poses can add variety, can help accentuate your beautiful belly, and will help you make memories that will last a lifetime. Choosing the right pose can turn any mundane photo into a fantastic memory. Here are five tips you can follow to help you create the best maternity photos.

1.   Solo Mom

Even if you start by including your partner in the photos, don’t forget to take some shots of mom only. Some of the most tender, meaningful, and heartfelt photos are ones where mom is grasping her belly in a gentle and loving way. Mom can be posed in a number of flattering ways to add more depth and sometimes even more warmth to the photo. If mom is at a 45-degree angle away from the photographer, the focus will be more on the belly’s silhouette, which can be stunning.

2.   Belly and Daddy

The baby belly is the focal point of maternity photos, and capturing the dad in the photos is just as important. A classic shot that should take place is to have dad kneel and place both hands on each side of the belly. If he talks to the belly and genuinely appreciates the closeness, this emotion can be captured in the photos.

3.   Props

If you know the gender of your baby or have selected a name, it is extra special to include these props in the photos. Capture both the baby belly, or mom or dad with the props. Incorporate the subjects of the photo with the props.

4.   Limbs

It makes sense that maternity photos are all about the baby belly, but you can use other parts of the body, as well. Capturing different angles as mom places her hands and arms around the baby bump can create some beautiful shots.

5.   Siblings

Having siblings join the shoot can lead to some beautiful family maternity photos. Siblings can interact with mom, dad, and even the baby bump in a natural way to allow for some candid shots.


Maternity photos are a must during any pregnancy. It is such a special time for mom and baby, and CLIX Portrait Studios will capture these moments to allow them to last a lifetime. Contact us today at 763-657-0239, and we can answer any questions you have and get your appointment scheduled. Browse our gallery to see some of our past creations. We look forward to working with you and your growing family.