Christmas Maternity Photo Shoot at Home – save time & money

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The Holidays, seem to be starting sooner and sooner each year. The moment October ends the stores are filled with lights, ornaments, snowman pillows, and my favorite those giant popcorn bins! With all the craze it’s hard to put aside some time for a photo shoot during your pregnancy! Well mom to be, have no fear because you can totally ROCK your holiday pics at home, in style (or in jammies in my case).

Doing your holiday pictures at home gives you a few advantages. Everything is already decorated, you save money, and you can be as silly or as formal as you’d like.


A fun way to shoot great holiday maternity photos at home. Tips and great images to mimic for your special holiday maternity shoot

Holiday Pregnancy Pictures!

So during the holidays last year I didn’t travel. I was hella pregnant and due Dec. 31st. I didn’t want to be far from my hospital or husband. 

This was the first year my husband and I stayed home alone on Christmas. So we decided we should have a mini photo shoot it’s something we always do, it’s even one of our date night specialties.


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We used our Canon 70D Camera, set up the timer and sat in front of our little Christmas tree.

Tips & Tricks to Take Maternity Photo’s at home

  1. Lighting – I am no way a professional photographer but guess what even I know Lighting can make or break an image.
  2. Be comfortable – if you’re doing something like a pose you can’t handle, don’t do it.
  3. Edit – adding filters is not just for the gram. Go ahead and crop some things out, add a filter, write some holly jolly saying across your image! When something in your image can’t be removed – add a little wording, decoration, themed illustration in front/above it!


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Check out my bump Christmas pictures. Let me know what you think!


Christmas pregnancy photo shoot


*behind the scenes info: I was actually taking a selfie on my phone, so this one above is a candid shot my hubby got of me.


Ideas for a Christmas Pregnancy photo shoot at home


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having a baby? heres how to take great christmas photo shoots during the holidays at home



Pro Tip: Try looking away in your images, to the ground or the side.



bump in style this holiday season with our mini photo shoot tips

Show case the Bump and let Dad to -be, do his own thing. (he was trying not to laugh, because pregnancy gas is a very real deal)


Moms to be can now save time with Christmas Photoshoots at home

Now that you have some ideas, and some great tips, take your prego butt in front of your Christmas tree and snap some amazing pics. You won’t regret it later on. Nothing makes the holidays like memories to look back on!


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Make sure your bump is ready for the holidays. Try these tips, and create a great Christmas Maternity shoot at home!



  1. Bola | 14th Nov 17

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful you. Love it.

    • craftymother | 16th Nov 17

      Thanks Bola, it was a fun mini photo shoot that can be easily done during any pregnancy and really any holiday (if the decorations are up of course)

  2. beehappy | 14th Nov 17

    these pictures are really sweet! Great idea for a maternity shoot since everything is already decorated, you don’t need to worry about a theme or a backdrop.

    • craftymother | 16th Nov 17

      Yes the decorations are already up might as well take advantage of your own decor.!

  3. Erin | 20th Nov 17

    How sweet!! You guys will get to do this again next year with your baby on the outside 🙂

    • craftymother | 20th Nov 17

      Thanks Erin but our little guy is here! These wonderful pictures are from last Christmas

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