The up-and-coming city of Houston has been a major draw to new residents in recent years. That’s because it has so many positive features — too many to list here, but they include incredible Viet-Cajun and Tex-Mex cuisine, a flourishing economy and job market, mild winters, and a culturally diverse population. Whether you stay in the city itself or venture out to the many attractions to be found nearby — beaches, ranches, smaller cities, and more — you’ll find lots of locations that are ideal for photography, especially photo sessions of soon-to-be moms. Check out our absolute favorite maternity photoshoot ideas near Houston; it’s time to start exploring!
1. Lovely boutique studio with ample natural light
Here’s a simple and comfortable set of spaces for a photoshoot. There’s both a white bedroom — which measures 12′ x 16′ — and a gray lounge room that’s also measuring 12′ x 16′. Because the windows in both rooms face northward, there’s bright indirect sun for much of the day, but no harshly bright lighting — perfect for a maternity photoshoot. Plus, it’s extremely affordable relative to other rental options.
2. Central Houston-based bungalow, perfect for photo and video productions
This is another affordable option that boasts an incredible view of the city, making it an incredible bargain. It’s a spacious, fully furnished apartment with a capacity of up to 30 people, featuring a huge terrace looking out on a panoramic view of the city skyline. And it’s only 10 minutes from downtown, so it’s convenient, too. All in all, this is a practical and stunning spot.
3. Downtown art gallery and unique production space
This former loft is now a stunning art gallery. Art lovers will enjoy being surrounded by the diverse, eclectic array of artwork covering the exposed brick walls. With one main room as well as a patio, there’s a total of 1,200 square feet with room for as many as 80 people — you’ll have tons of breathing room to explore during your photoshoot. One reviewer comments that they “would definitely book again” — and we’re confident you’ll feel the same.
4. Contemporary space with great windows and lighting
The setup of this space is described by the hosts as resembling “a lounge or oversized living room that invites your guests to feel right at home.” When you’re the guest, you’ll benefit from feeling right at home, too — it’s like being at your own home, but even better. With plenty of comfortable and stylish modern furniture, this space serves as a clean, relaxed backdrop for a lovely maternity photoshoot.
5. Blank-canvas Leych studio with beautiful natural light
Another simple, “blank space” photo studio, this one has plenty of character and historic charm — it’s located in a building that was constructed in 1894, which is one of Houston’s oldest buildings. It’s even listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You’ll feel that history when you’re shooting here. Remember to take advantage of the abundance of natural light and gleaming hardwood floors, as well as plenty of high-quality and luxurious furniture options.
6. Industrial-chic natural light studio
This airy photo studio has more of an industrial feel — but don’t let that deter you, as it’s a big part of what makes it a great maternity photoshoot idea near Houston. The vintage industrial features, such as its original cement floors, add texture and charm to a clean, bright, white-walled space. You’ll also find plenty of photography supplies as needed.
7. Rustic woodlands venue situated in Conroe
Nature lovers, have we got a great option for you! This venue is situated on 10 gorgeous acres of land with countless beautiful backdrops for your photos: a two-acre pond, palapa on the island, outdoor bar pavilion, open-air chapel, Old Western-inspired town, gazebo, and climate-controlled barn. Inside the barn, you’ll find a dance hall atmosphere, with lots of vintage signs on the wall. Even at night, great outdoor photos are an option, with string lights throughout the property. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the city — it’s located in Conroe, Texas, only about a 45-minute drive from central Houston.
8. Rural ranch retreat in Cut and Shoot
Speaking of opportunities to get out of the city, this is one of the most beautiful and impressive maternity photoshoot ideas near Houston. With 35 acres of both cleared and wooded areas, this ranch offers more photo opportunities than you’ll probably know what to do with. There’s a stable, corral, lake with fish, creek, and back porch with a lovely view of the scenery. And it’s about a 50-minute drive from central Houston.
9. Exclusively designed mansion in historic Galveston
Probably one of the most elegant maternity photoshoot ideas near Houston, this mansion in Galveston — roughly an hour’s drive from Houston, and certainly worth the visit — is a historic and charming space. It’s also perfectly decorated — the decor respects the property’s history without being at all stuffy, as well as creates a welcoming atmosphere that’s unbeatable for a maternity photoshoot.
10. Artsy and creative urban studio space
This is a welcoming, 440-square-foot space with cozy and luxurious furniture. And it’s ideal for those with unusual aesthetic sensibilities — you’ll be surrounded by framed butterflies and exotic insects from all over the world! It’s certainly worth a visit, even just to see the unique decor.