A maternity photoshoot can be one of the most memorable creative projects of a mother’s life, especially when it takes place in Portland, Oregon. While the best time to take maternity photos is in the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy, you can take them whenever feels right — or even more than once. Some mothers-to-be time their maternity photoshoot so they can put the photos on their baby shower invitations. That said, we’ve put together these 10 maternity photoshoot ideas in Portland to inspire you!
1. A beautiful Victorian home in Buckman
This spacious home is the perfect combination of modern furnishings and old-school charm. On the main floor, you’ll find an open floor plan with four different rooms, including a sitting area with a comfortable pink couch and stately fireplace. The white walls, hardwood floors, hanging lights, and wood trimmings all contribute to a cozy atmosphere in a Victorian craftsman style. If staircases aren’t a problem, you can get additional shots seated on the wooden bench on the landing or in the bedrooms on the upper floor. Don’t miss the patterned wallpaper, clawfoot tub, and stained-glass windows for even more pretty backdrops.
2. A Parisian-inspired space in Hosford-Abernathy
Choose this multi-use space for a bright and vibrant maternity photoshoot in Portland on a sunny day. With plenty of natural light, white walls, and a rolling floral backdrop, it offers modern elegance in a 100-year-old warehouse. You’ll have access to a kitchenette and complimentary A/V gear during your shoot. It also comes at a great price for a stylish space!
3. A 1910 home with porch and garden in NE Portland
This Peerspace venue is a great choice for an outdoor photoshoot, with several seating options on a porch overlooking the backyard. A wooden frame with curtains offers a pleasant backdrop, while the plants in the garden provide a relaxed, natural vibe. If you want to shoot indoors, you’ll find high ceilings, fir and oak floors, and a brick fireplace. The host of this space uses non-toxic cleaning products, making it a safe choice for a maternity shoot. Your booking includes the whole first floor and front and back porches.
4. A 1940s warehouse in Piedmont
For a yoga studio vibe, consider this warehouse space in Piedmont, which has 1500 sq.ft. of space in a red brick building. With its large windows, lace curtains, and exposed brick walls, it offers a creative, vintage look for your maternity photoshoot ideas in Portland. Plus, there are indoor plants lining the walls, and views of Mt. St. Helens out the windows, giving you just the right mix of Pacific Northwest atmosphere to suit a nature-friendly mother-to-be!
5. A home with 10+ sets in Vancouver, WA
Can’t decide on a theme for your maternity photoshoot? At this venue nestled on the border of Oregon and Washington, you don’t have to. It has over 4200 sq.ft. of space, with 10 uniquely designed sets, giving you plenty of options all in one Victorian mansion. Whether you choose a Parisian-style sitting room with lace curtains, a cozy wood-paneled room with crimson drapes, or a bedroom with a massive four-poster bed, you’ll walk away with dozens of great photos for your maternity photo album! For even more backdrops, you’ll find colorful murals, a wood stove lined with brick and stone, and a Jacuzzi surrounded by marble.
6. A log cabin in Damascus, OR
If you want to plan a maternity photoshoot in nature, head to this log cabin in Damascus, OR, for forest vibes not far from the city. You’ll have access to a three-story home with several spacious porches and views of Mount Hood. There are several sheep and goats on the property, although you’ll want to avoid close contact if any of them have recently given birth. There’s also an outdoor pond and waterfall feature that the host says is “big enough to float in,” and plenty of scenic spots for all your outdoor photoshoot ideas!
7. A modern yurt on Sauvie Island
This Peerspace venue is one of our favorite maternity photoshoot ideas in Portland. Located on beautiful Sauvie Island, this yurt gets plenty of natural light and features a large bed surrounded by plants. It’s bigger than it looks, and has a wood stove, a comfortable seating area, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. Keep in mind that there’s no Wi-Fi, and electricity is limited, so it won’t be suitable for shoots that require a lot of lighting or camera equipment.
8. A vineyard estate in West Linn, OR
This is a beautiful space not far from downtown Portland that features cozy indoor seating areas and a working fireplace. But the highlight of this venue is its lush garden, with outdoor furnishings and a covered patio. Come during the spring to see the flowers in bloom, or pose for shots in the labyrinth or the waterfall feature. With two acres of land, this vineyard property is where you can make your maternity photoshoot ideas in Portland come to life.
9. An all-white studio in SW Portland
Get back to the basics with this all-white studio space in SW Portland that can serve as a “blank canvas” for any of your photoshoot ideas. Bring a professional maternity photographer, or if you don’t have one yet, call up the Peerspace Concierge service to get a recommendation. Choose some props of your own or use the chairs provided for a simple but memorable photoshoot.
10. A modern home with lake views in Camas, WA
Just over the river in Camas, WA, is this stunning home with impeccable furnishings and views of Lacamas Lake. It’s a perfectly Instagrammable maternity photoshoot location, with an open floor plan and comfortable seating areas looking out over the lake. A particular highlight is the all-white bathtub that can be used for a milk bath, a popular maternity photoshoot option!
Whether you want to keep things simple or get creative, these venues offer a range of maternity photoshoot ideas in Portland to choose from. Since many of them are available from local hosts on Peerspace, it’s easy to add additional props or lighting equipment on to your rental. Just call up the Concierge service for help with your camera and A/V needs, or even to line up a trusted maternity photographer who can work with you to create a successful photoshoot!