There’s much more to Philadelphia than their famous cheesesteaks, or the icon that is the Liberty Bell. In fact, it’s hard to beat a city like Philly. It’s got pretty much all of the awesome features of more expensive cities like New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles — the city’s historic, has a great music scene, incredible food, and a world-class art museum (the Barnes holds art by Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, and Van Gogh, among other famous artworks).
Best of all, living here won’t break the bank — being a resident of Philly is, in general, much less likely to involve tons of scrimping, saving, or worrying about money in general! With all of these offerings, it’s also an ideal place to take photographs, including a maternity photoshoot. We’ve rounded up our favorite maternity photoshoot ideas near Philadelphia, culminating in a useful and varied list that will help to awaken your creativity.
1. A lofted creative studio with incredible natural light
The warm ambiance, organic textures (exposed brick and distressed wood, anyone?), and abundant sunight let in by five huge windows of this creative studio make it a great place to take pictures. It’s also a highly convenient photography location, as they’ll provide many of the supplies you might need, such as sand bags, lighting equipment, and backdrops.
2. A unique multi-room venue in Mt. Airy
This loft-style space is made up of 2,000 square feet of custom-designed, richly-colored interiors and decor, employing a creative and eclectic combination of traditional design elements and modern accent features. Especially appealing are the original tin ceiling and oak floors. There are three private lounges, so you’ll have a wide array of backdrops from which to choose. This is one of the warmest, most relaxing maternity photoshoot ideas near Philadelphia — we think you’ll enjoy being there, in addition to snapping some great photos.
3. A picturesque white natural light studio
This simple, bright studio employs a neutral, mostly white color palette to maximize the enormous amount of natural light coming in the space’s many expansive windows. It’s spacious, too, comfortably fitting as many as 15 people — but still cozy enough to suit the serene vibe of a traditional maternity photoshoot.
4. An intimate Center City art gallery with great light
It’s a simple, street-level space with white walls and sleek hardwood floors, well-suited to art lovers who’d like to incorporate an eclectic range of art into the backdrops of their maternity photoshoot. And this art gallery is located in the premier neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square, a picturesque area to explore and take more photos once you’ve finished your photoshoot inside.
5. A multi-use Fishtown space for photo and video production
In this space, you’ll have your pick of multiple rooms, each with high-end furnishings and hardwood floors, as well as filled with that total photographic necessity: plenty of natural light. Outdoors, there’s an urban garden patio space, and you’re two blocks to the Fishtown strip (Conde Nast calls Fishtown “Philadelphia’s hottest neighborhood,” so it’s certainly worth a visit).
6. A beautiful historic West Philly home
Here’s a room that incorporates plenty of classic, charming features like exposed brick and a cozy and easy-to-light gas fireplace in the living room. The decor and furnishings are beautiful and tastefully selected, and the large rooms have great flow. You’ll feel right at home in this warm, welcoming three-bedroom house — in fact, we wouldn’t blame you if you ended up wanting to move in!
7. A newly renovated mid-century, four-bedroom home
This picturesque mid-century-inspired modern home includes four bedrooms and two full baths; feel free to settle comfortably into one of the two living rooms also tucked away in this home. Be sure to take a look at the listing photos for a sense of how impeccably decorated, yet inviting the space really is. Even better, it’s situated on a private half-acre lot that provides lots of open outdoor space for photos. This is one of our top picks for maternity photoshoot ideas near Philadelphia!
8. A bright and airy studio space
Here’s a “blank space” studio that will adapt to your photoshoot needs while still managing to have plenty of character, texture, and vitality. We highly recommend this space as a maternity photoshoot location — the abundance of natural light, combined with the smaller scale of this photo studio (it fits about 20 people standing, at maximum) make it a bright yet intimate location for photos. As one reviewer commented, “The light is beautiful and natural. Perfect for photoshoots with and without light equipment.” You’re gonna love it.
9. An industrial warehouse with sunset views
One of the more popular Peerspace listings in Philadelphia for a reason, this is a creative and unexpected location for a maternity photoshoot. If you’re a resident of Philly, more likely than not you prefer to think outside of the box — and having your maternity photoshoot in a cool industrial warehouse will add a touch of edge that’s nonetheless tempered by the more refined decor incorporated into this space.
Plus, since light is always a major consideration, you’ll be glad to know that there are tons of absolutely gigantic windows all along the walls of this warehouse space, offering a panoramic view of the sunset in the evening.