Awesome Ways of Documenting Pregnancy in Photos

Documenting Pregnancy

Have you just found out that you are pregnant? Maybe you have decided it’s time to start a family?

Make sure you take lots of photos. One of the things that I regret the most is not having more photos taken when I was pregnant with my daughter. It is such a magical time and a wonderful thing to look back on after baby is born.

So that you don’t repeat my mistake, we have put together a list of some of the coolest ways for documenting pregnancy in photos.

Milestone Cards:
A very popular way to document each stage of your pregnancy is to purchase milestone cards. We love these ones from KP Designs as they are completely New Zealand made by a wonderful Mum. The cards prompt you to document each little step! If you would like to order your own set then contact them here, KP Designs are also able to make personalised custom messages on each card. And these cards are just so gosh darn cute with awesome little milestones I never would have even thought of documenting!!

Documenting Pregnancy

Take a Series of Photos:
This is a very simple and cost effective way of documenting your pregnancy. Wear the same clothing, have the same hair style and stand in the same spot with the same pose in each photo. You can take them weekly, fortnightly or monthly. As most of the image remains the same, its a really awesome way to focus on bump growth because it’s the only thing that changes between each image. Line up the photos next to each other and you can really see how much that belly has grown! A lovely way to finish off the series is to have a picture of you holding baby after they are born. We love this simple one over on

Documenting Pregnancy

Take a Themed Series of Photos:
This concept is much the same as the idea above but instead of it just being in front of a plain background you can really personalise it to your hobbies or lifestyle. People also tend to include a bit of comedy in these types of photos. Photographer Patrice Laroche had a hilarious idea when his wife became pregnant…

Documenting Pregnancy
Documenting Pregnancy

Chalkboards or Journaling:
While a picture can tell a thousand words, it’s also nice to have some actual words in there too so that we know what stage of the pregnancy we are looking at. Use a chalkboard, or paper to write how many weeks along you are, how you are feeling, what you have just achieved (putting together a cot, stopped having morning sickness or finishing up at work), or how big baby is estimated to be. And if you can’t get a chalkboard into the photo then you can add the journaling in afterwards either by hand or electronically. Here are some cool examples from Just Us BabesΒ and Caffeinated Chaos

Documenting Pregnancy

Involve the soon to be older sibling:
This can have a dual purpose of creating beautiful memories to look back on and making an older sibling a part of the celebration process. No matter how many children are in the family, dealing with a new arrival can be hard and definitely takes a period of transition until everyone in the family is settled into a new routine. Get the older child to hold up a sign, a blackboard or a whiteboard with how far along you are written on it and you can shoe your bump to the camera. Some of the cutest pregnancy shots involve older siblings kissing or hugging your bump. Check out this example from Chic Cheap Nursery

Documenting Pregnancy

Create a Time Lapse Slideshow:
This one will take a lot of commitment as to be a really effective time lapse, you should take a photo every day in the same place, wearing the same outfit. The options are limitless for time lapse videos as you can add in other parts of pregnancy like building the cot, setting up baby’s bedroom etc. Here is a cool example from You Tube…


IT’S NOT TOO LATE! If you are almost at the end of your pregnancy and have missed the boat on documenting the whole thing then do not fret! You can still do some cool things to capture that bump on camera! Here are a couple of ideas…

Before and After Shot:
Take an awesome ‘before’ shot of your belly at it’s biggest and then an identical ‘after’ shot of your belly with baby in place of the bump. Here is what we mean…

Documenting Pregnancy

Belly Painting:
There are lots of cool ways to paint your belly to make for a cool photo. Whether it’s a funny little phrase, a particular image or a full belly paint, the options are limitless…

Documenting Pregnancy

Don’t forget the Baby Daddy!:
It takes two to make the precious bundle, so don’t forget to include Daddy in some of the shots. There are some beautiful things you can do to symbolise the family love…

Documenting Pregnancy

We would love to see your pregnancy photos! Use #thebabyviewpreg over on Instagram so that we can find them!

Gemma Knight - BioGemma is a kiwi Mum of one and is the Editor for The Baby View. She also works with preschool children, loves cooking, loves sunshine, loves chocolate and loses countless hours at a time looking at cute baby pictures in Instagram!


6 Comments on Awesome Ways of Documenting Pregnancy in Photos

  1. Charlene @ Teacher by trade Mother by nature
    February 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm (4 years ago)

    I found KP designs tonight through another blogger. Love their prints! And totally loving these different ways of documenting your pregnancy.. I love looking back at my pregnancy photos, but I wish I did regular progress photos, oh well maybe next time. I did do a photo 9 months in and 9 months out πŸ™‚ That was pretty cool.
    Thanks for linking up at Friday Favourites. Love your blog.

    • Gemma
      February 6, 2016 at 8:57 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Charlene! Definitely wish I had taken more photos when I was pregnant too! LOVE Friday Favourites, very cool idea.

  2. Robyn
    February 6, 2016 at 9:33 pm (4 years ago)

    A really great collection of ideas. Some folks are so creative with these kinds of things aren’t they? I don’t have a single photo of my first pregnancy, I just felt less that glamorous the whole time. If I have another chance I’d like to try something fun like these ideas, but I’d have to put aside my camera-shyness!

    • Gemma
      February 6, 2016 at 9:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks! Yes, some people are so creative! Definitely try to put away the camera shyness πŸ™‚ You won’t regret it if you had some of these cool shots to look back on!

  3. Jodine [Misses Mac]
    February 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Love these! Such great ideas! Definitely going to share these πŸ™‚

    • Gemma
      February 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Jodine πŸ™‚


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