Show Off Your Bump: 15 Inspiring Maternity Photos

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!

  • Smooches 1 of 15
    And sweet moments! An inspiring way to get the husband involved with a sweet little kiss.
    Image via Whimsy Baby Photo
  • Enchanting Underwater 2 of 15
    Do something different. Go underwater! This is something you hardly every see but I have to say, the concept is beautiful!
    Image via On to Baby
  • Hello, My Name Is 3 of 15
    This is a great idea! Introduce him to the world and reveal his name on a belly shot.
    Image via Rachel Ridd
  • Simplicty 4 of 15
    The focus is all about the bump. Remember, less really is more.
    Image via Nat Windsor Photography
  • Feminine, Flirty and Fun 5 of 15
    A maternity shoot essential is a great maxi dress. It shows off just the right curves.
    Image via On to Baby
  • One Amazing Gift 6 of 15
    The perfect belly shot — all wrapped up in a bow! Don't forget to change up the ribbon depending on gender.
    Image via Caught Fire Photography
  • Before + After 7 of 15
    I love this idea! Perfect for documenting the before and after that makes a great keepsake.
    Image via Whimsy Baby Photo
  • Isn’t She Lovely? 8 of 15
    Elegant and just beautiful in an off-the-shoulder top. Pregnancy is doing this soon-to-be momma very good.
    Image via Kelly Hicks Design
  • Beach Baby 9 of 15
    Toes in the sand and beach bound. I love how they wrote their little man's name in the sand. The perfect way to capture the moment.
    Image via On to Baby
  • Go Outdoors 10 of 15
    Posing with nature is a great way to go, especially with the natural light. How cute is the little one too!
    Image via On to Baby
  • Getting Siblings Involved 11 of 15
    Don't forget those little hands. It will make the big sister or brother feel special too!
    Image via Jade Langton Evans
  • A Very Hungry Caterpillar 12 of 15
    Not only is this so creative and fun, but your Little will one day really get a kick out of it. So cute!
    Image via Jade Langton Evans
  • All In The Pose 13 of 15
    LOVE! Holding hands and having your husband involved really helps make you feel more comfortable for those who don't like to be the focal point.
    Image via Lillian B Photography
  • Serious Styling 14 of 15
    Great for a winter baby! Inspired by a vintage coat, this maternity shoot uses lots of great props to really show off the bump. Framing a sono to place next to your tummy is a great idea!
    Image via On to Baby
  • Just Adorable 15 of 15
    Two milestones in one picture! What a great idea to do with your child!
    Image via The Bengards

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