Maternity Photo Shoot Indoors and Outdoors

My friend in her advanced stage of pregnancy asked me to do a photo shoot of her. This was out of the blue for me! As a travel photographer, always out in the open, the idea of shooting indoors with limited light unnerved me. The idea was to include her elder daughter in the maternity photo shoot poses. Her daughter is a bubbly little thing aged around 2½ years. Her due date was approaching fast and before the new one popped out she wanted these final stages of her with child (children) well framed. Since we knew each other well I took up the task, hoping she would forgive me if the results were disastrous.

Maternity Photo Shoot Indoors

I thoroughly enjoyed the maternity photo shoot, framing the poses, compiling the pictures and finally writing this blogpost. I have added pregnancy quotes and saying with the pictures. These should remind some sweet moments to those of you who have experienced this phase.  This definitely is a phase worthy of capturing forever through a photograph!

Maternity Photo Shoot

I constantly go between wanting you to stay my little baby forever and being excited about all of the amazing things you will do in this life.


The ‘mom to be’ had clear cut out ideas how the composition should turn out, that made my job very easy. Choosing maternity photo shoot dresses can be tricky. The pictures had to reflect elegance hiding all wobbly bits, and she chose some ideal matching photo shoot dresses. Both mom and daughter had white and black combination of dresses.

A crisp white-grey curtain made the backdrop. With faint light passing through, the forms got definite shape. The little one was more than willing to give the photo shoot poses. A good level of acquaintance and friendliness with kids is helpful in maternity photo shoot poses.

Maternity Photo Shoot

A great adventure is about to begin – Winnie the Pooh.


Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas

We both have babies!

Maternity Photo Shoot Outdoors

A couple of pictures were taken outdoors too. Quick change of dress and with maternity photoshoot props the scene got better. This was easier with good amount of sunlight. We just had to get the little one in her best moods and surprisingly this was the easiest. The photo shoot got over in few minutes. It was like a story telling event, the characters in the story happily depicting theirs. The little one was super excited, loved her for that!

Tell me which of these you liked the best?

Maternity Photo Shoot Outdoors

First my Mother forever my Friend.



“A mother is not defined by the number of children you can see, but the love she holds in her heart.” – Franchesca Cox.


Maternity Photo Shoot Poses


If you have come till here and liked this maternity photo shoot post you can pin this picture below. And I am happy to add that my friend is blessed with a girl baby. The little girl here is now the elder sister and very possessive about her new sister. May God bless them!

Phto Shoot of Mom to be and Her Daughter

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26 Responses

  1. Lovely pics ! I loved the one captioned “we both have babies”

  2. joe says:

    The ones in B&W are more appealing.

  3. Manoj Rajashekaraiah says:

    Yes the black and white ones..The color ones need some more editing(croping)

  4. Lovely shots indrani di!!!

  5. Prasad Np says:

    wonderful clicks… captured the emotions very well….

  6. Wow! I love the pictures 🙂

  7. Swati says:

    Such adorable pictures ..Love all of them especially the b&w pics and composition.

  8. Jeevan says:

    Very beautiful photo shoot! Exhibits great elegance and sweetness about the maternity and motherhood.

    Happy to know she’s blessed with two girls child. Cute one here 🙂

  9. Jyoti says:

    Wonderful clicks Indrani.

  10. An Interesting photo shoot and you nailed it to perfection. Convey my wishes to the family with 2 beautiful daughters.

  11. Magiceye says:

    Loved the 1st pic the best

  12. Touchy moments, nice clicks.

  13. Yogi Saraswat says:

    These moments are always give happiness to a mother . Great clicks Indrani ji

  14. Shamsud says:

    My wife is Pregnant and we have done something similar. Live the moments 🙂

  15. Sweet, sweet, Sweet! what more should I say!

  16. Chaicy says:

    Lovely, I like the glow in her face. Maternity shoots are so much fun and we usually enjoy doing them. I’m sure you did too. Nevertheless, congratulations to the New mom and her family.


    xoxo- Chaicy
    Style.. A Pastiche!

  17. Wow! I loved all the pictures. Beautifully done 🙂

  18. Ami says:

    Love the last one the most. Congrats to your friend on her new born princess. 🙂

  19. Lovely captures Indrani! You have done a fabulous job:)

  20. Such an adorable and lovely captures! Must say cuteness overloaded!! 🙂

  21. Lovely pics, Indrani. May God bless both the child and the mother!

  22. Ashok says:

    wow..lovely images…welldone Ind

  23. Vaisakhi says:

    So cute! This is something so different than the normal stuff on your blog. Lovely pics 🙂

  24. Mridula says:

    You did it really well Indrani!

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