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Show Off Your Bump: 15 Inspiring Maternity Photos

By Casi Densmore-Koon |

Tomorrow I will be doing something I’ve never done before. Professional maternity photos. 4 kids later and nothing to show, just a few here and there bump shots. But, not many. So, now that we are on lucky #5, and the very last, I’ve decided, let’s do it. And of course, I couldn’t do them without my lovely best friend who just so happens to be a photographer, too!

Another first for us will be family photos. Shocking right? Our oldest is 9 and even though we have plenty of pictures together we have never had the chance to professionally have family portraits taken. I am super excited for our big day!

For the last few weeks I’ve browsed tons of inspiration, picked out our wardrobe to coordinate {I put Mr.Darling in a Michael Kors pink polo, yep – he loves me!} and prepared for these maternity shots. I’ve never even thought to do this with the past pregnancies so I will say, I am a little nervous. I am far from Kate Moss. I’m hoping I can just embrace the moment and not hate the way I look on camera. I love taking pictures but I am not a fan of being the one in front of the camera.

For those of you preparing to document this special time in your life, I thought I would share 15 inspiring maternity photos, after the jump.

Can’t wait to show you mine + please, share links to yours!

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15 Inspiring Maternity Photos

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And sweet moments! An inspiring way to get the husband involved with a sweet little kiss.
Image via Whimsy Baby Photo

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Casi Densmore-Koon is the founder and editor of cupcakeMAG, and cupcakeMAG Littles, ringleader of her five kids under ten, and her darling hubs. When she isn’t writing, interviewing celebs, and styling clients, you can find her reading the “weeklies,” wishing she had a nanny, and chasing after her little ones! Read bio and latest posts → Read Casi's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “Show Off Your Bump: 15 Inspiring Maternity Photos

  1. Samantha Smith says:

    LOVE these!! We’ve taken a few like you’ve shown but you gave me some great ideas for our next shoot. :) Def doing the under water one and we were planning on doing the beach one when we go on vaca next month. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Julie Wetsell says:

    I love these. Wish I would’ve thought to do something like this before I had my baby.

  3. Franki_S says:

    I love all of the bump pictures, and have been inspired by the before and after shot! What a lovely idea!! I’ve already had my bump shoot so just emailed my photographer to see if we have a photo that would work for this!! Love love love it! Great post!

  4. Kristi says:

    Wow, as a photographer I can’t imagine not getting maternity photos done, but that’s coming from someone who is friends with other pro photographers and has at least 1-2 professional shoots done of me and my husband per year. We’ve been married 9 years and always do yearly anniversary shoots so while this year’s anniversary shoot will include me being 4 months pregnant, we’ll still be getting maternity photos this fall. I guess I’m not the norm–my third call when I found out we were pregnant was to hire one of my photographer friends to shoot the birth!

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