How to Create Variety in your Maternity Photoshoot

Ah, pregnancy. It’s nine months of really odd things happening to your body. Some things that literally no one tells you! But my goodness, is it amazing! When that baby is born, you’ll feel like the shock of OH MY GOSH, we MADE that! It truly is the most amazing thing!

“If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.” ‒ Erma Bombeck

Your Maternity Session Goals

Before any session that you have with a photographer, it’s always good to know what you want to do with your pictures. Do you want to print and frame a few? Are you wanting large wall prints or desktop prints? Are you creating an album of your maternity session as a keepsake? Have you seen something trendy that you really want to try?

All of these questions are great leads for how we can style your session! For example, what colors are you okay with hanging on your walls? (I mean pink is great for my daughters’ room, but I wouldn’t love it in my living room. You know?) If its an album, we’ll need enough variety to create interest with your book.

How to create variety in your maternity photoshoot

One of my goals is always to deliver a gallery that is both cohesive and diverse. I offer my clients the opportunity to choose their favorite portraits from the gallery. I do that so that they can choose the facial expressions, and poses that they love the most. However, I also like to deliver a larger gallery that offers a variety of poses, expressions, and even emotions. Here are some ideas to help you create variety in your maternity photoshoot.

  • Book a maternity photographer who is experienced & has a full repertoire of maternity prompts & poses
  • Change or remove articles of  clothing
  • Add accessories (Hat, scarves, just a piece of fabric for modesty)
  • Use florals
  • Vary the people included in the pose
  • Move around your location to vary the background
  • Movement always creates beautiful portraits
  • Jeans & white tee shirts are popular right now!

Fort Worth Maternity Session in formal dress

Fort Worth Maternity VarietyMaternity Session with Flowers covering breast

Jeans and white shirt maternity session


The maternity session featured here was photographed at the Lumen Room in Dallas, Texas.

Aimee Hamilton is a light and airy photographer based in the Fort Worth area. Her speciality is primarily maternity, newborn, and the early family years. Aimee serves all areas of DFW including Fort Worth and mid-cities suburbs like Aledo, Brock, Grapevine, Southlake, Weatherford, and more!

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Photography has always been a passion of mine. I truly treasure all the {mostly} candid moments that are turned into tangible memories.

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