If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that Austin — the capital of Texas — is best-known for its signature slogan: “Keep Austin Weird!” That “weird” is what makes Austin so wonderful. It’s filled with artists, musicians, and other unique and creative individuals. Plus, it boasts an economically thriving tech industry. With Austin being such an incredible place to live, it’s no surprise that photoshoots in this city are fun, cool, and imaginative. This includes maternity shoots! Whether you’re a resident of Austin — or just a temporary visitor — you’ll find tons of fantastic places for a memorable maternity photoshoot. Here’s a quick list of some of our favorite maternity photoshoot ideas near Austin.
1. A stunning Hill Country home with a view
The most amazing thing about this space is the view! From your perch in this 3600-square-foot house, you’ll look out over the glorious Hill Country — and your photos will benefit from the wonderfully green view. Whether you’re standing on the 120-foot deck or next to the massive, floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll be able to bask in natural light. The interiors are modern and tastefully decorated, in addition to being warm and relaxing.
2. A stylish modern cliff-top house with stunning views over Greenbelt
As the home’s owner describes it, “This house effortlessly combines the old and the new.” Features like an antique Persian gate, a courtyard bounded by carved pillars, and a wall-mounted fountain and fire pit are much of what make it an exciting, unique location. And because the home is situated on a cliff, you’ll find more amazing views here. We think this is one of the most scenic maternity photoshoot ideas near Austin, especially for those seeking an unusual yet totally welcoming space.
3. An updated 1915 Craftsman home with a chef’s dream kitchen
Located in East Austin, this 1915 Craftsman-style home was recently renovated so that the original details are on full display alongside top-of-the-line, modern amenities and design. Along with the beautiful interiors, the front porch is lined with roses (a perfect spot for photos), and the back deck overlooks a sweet, verdant garden.
4. A gorgeously landscaped 22-acre sanctuary
If your primary priority for a photoshoot backdrop involves the beauty of nature above all else, here’s your location! You’ll have 22 acres overlooking the Barton Creek Valley, including both an upper landscape (with pool, lawn, fountains, rock walls, greenhouse, vegetable garden, and wildflower area), as well as the lower natural area, with waterfalls, a fire pit, a trail system, and even access to two creeks. And at sunset, the southwest views will make for majorly cinematic photography. For those who love a natural landscape, this is one of our top maternity photoshoot ideas near Austin.
5. An East Austin urban plant studio
More natural beauty, but in a different form! This plant shop is made up of 525 square feet of sunlit space filled with dozens of plants of all kinds in every corner, nook, and cranny. We can’t imagine a better spot for a maternity photoshoot! Plus, it’s located in East Austin, within walking distance of many fabulous restaurants and music venues to visit when you’re done with your photo session.
6. A rustic yet modern remodeled bungalow near downtown
This lovely home incorporates features like an ultra-modern and luxurious spa bathroom with Moroccan tiles, original wood walls in the parlor, a variety of eclectic furniture, a gorgeous spiral staircase, and an open kitchen with great light. Frankly, we’d love to live here — but a cozy photoshoot here is also a pretty great option.
7. A spacious, bohemian designer studio
Are you a fan of the classic bohemian aesthetic? Here’s a spacious setting for your photoshoot (2000 square feet, to be exact) that perfectly achieves that feel, with a tasteful and creative modern vibe. High ceilings, warm and cozy furnishings, and plenty of unusual art will make it a luxurious backdrop for your maternity photoshoot.
8. A charming country farm with a large house, airstream, and wildflowers
Here’s a fun and unexpected maternity photoshoot idea near Austin! This location is best described by the home’s owners themselves: “The property is a cozy colorful country home with farm-funky decor situated in a wide open space with lots of land and sky.” It’s an hour from downtown Austin, but the drive is scenic, and the destination will be worth it for the fields of wildflowers alone. A creative maternity photoshoot here will be unforgettable.
9. A sun-filled home with mid-century modern and bohemian decor
With a combination of mid-century modern and bohemian decor, this home (known as BohoHouse) is an ideal combination of tasteful and rustic. Plus, the backyard is made up of a little less than half an acre of natural foliage and cedar trees, with a fire pit and even a hammock. For lots more photos of what this space has to offer, visit BohoHouse’s Instagram: @BohoHouse_ATX.
10. A bright home near downtown with 22-foot ceilings
Reviewers call this space “stunning,” “vibe-y,” “open,” and “gorgeous,” with “great natural light.” Another comments that the furnishings and decor are “modern with a touch of whimsy.” And we agree! Take a look at the photos and you’ll notice the sky-high ceilings, and all-around harmonious and comfortable feel of this space — perfect for a cheerful maternity photoshoot.