San Diego’s average year-round temperature is 70 degrees — and that means you can enjoy its incredible outdoors pretty much whenever. In this city, there are world-class beaches, a thriving arts scene, plenty of great food (tacos and local beer anyone?), and lots more. Considering that San Diego is lovely in so many ways, it’s no surprise it’s a great destination for a photoshoot. When it comes to maternity photoshoot ideas in San Diego, there are plenty of cozy, comfortable spaces that embody the relaxing vibe that creatives seek out for such photography.
1. A lovely lifestyle loft in East Village
With roughly 50 five-star reviews, this is an ultra-popular loft where you really can’t go wrong for a photoshoot. Its calming, airy ambiance makes it an especially fantastic place for a photo session. With mid-century furniture and an all-around neutral palette, it’s a great backdrop for whatever photography style you’re going for. The 1700-square-foot space has tons of windows that make for absolutely beautiful lighting — the most important factor in any photoshoot, we’d say!
2. An A-frame home and art studio nestled on the edge of a canyon
Another one of our favorite maternity photoshoot ideas near San Diego is this mid-century modern home perched on the edge of a canyon. You won’t feel like you’re in a suburban neighborhood, but rather the middle of a secluded natural area! In addition to the gorgeous house itself, there’s a lush garden that leads to the art studio, making for a wide variety of potential backdrops for your photoshoot.
3. A picture-perfect, eccentric house with bright pops of color and greenery
Speaking of lush greenery, this tropical home is absolutely brimming with it. Its open floor plan is full of plenty of natural light and offers a natural flow from indoor to outdoor, which will make you feel especially connected to nature when you’re there. This space is located in Sunset Cliffs, and the host notes that it’s “just a stone’s throw from epic sunsets and waves” — so when you’re done with your photoshoot here, you might head down to the beach for a sunset photoshoot, too.
4. A photography/video studio with unique backdrops
Looking for a “blank slate” photo studio? We recommend this El Cajon location, which is one of the more popular straightforward San Diego photo studios on Peerspace, with plenty of five-star reviews guaranteeing you’ll have a great experience here. In addition to plenty of the supplies you’ll need (like softboxes, umbrellas, barndoors, snoots, reflectors, and color gels), they also offer 30 unique backdrops, lots of cool furniture, and props — that is, if you’d like to take your photoshoot in a more unique direction.
5. A groovy mid-century haven
Want to do a photoshoot with a bit of a retro vibe? If you’re a fan of ’60s and ’70s aesthetics, this is an ideal location. The utterly unique feel of this 1963 split-level home in La Mesa makes it another standout photoshoot spot. As one reviewer enthusiastically commented: “This space is BEE-YOOO-TEE-FULL!!!” It’s got 180-degree, hill-top views of downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean, and panoramic windows that face west along with sliding glass doors. You’ll find glorious natural light during the day and more romantic lighting at sunset. It’s no surprise it’s so beautiful, considering it was designed by renowned architect Lawrence Weir.
6. A stunning event venue tucked away in a historic downtown building
This is a wide open space, with plenty of historic character and charm conferred by its original exposed brick, vaulted ceilings, open beams, and glistening wood floors. Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, the hosts describe this location as a “blank canvas” (but certainly not a mundane one) — you’ll have 5,700 square feet to explore and in which to take fabulous, majestic photos!
7. A classic hilltop mid-century modern home and grounds
First off: the views! Since it’s on a hilltop, you’ll have panoramic views to the east: valley views to Mt. Helix (Cross) and the mountains beyond. And it’s a classic, stunning mid-century modern home. Exploring its 3,000 square feet, you’re sure to love the striking yet tasteful collection of furnishings and decor.
8. A scenic, ranch-style house in La Jolla
Situated on a full acre of land, this rustic, 4,500-square-foot ranch-style house is a lovely, welcoming location for your maternity photoshoot. It’s located in the Muirlands neighborhood just one mile from the incredibly picturesque Windansea Beach (another great spot for a photoshoot, perhaps after you’re done here). You’ll find panoramic views of the golf course and ocean from each and every room.
9. A creative space nicknamed “Top of the Hill“
Here’s a grand combination of modern architecture (this space is located in the Abpopa Hillcrest, a brand-new building) and breathtaking views. You’ll enjoy the scenery of downtown, mountains, and the San Diego Bay through huge floor-to-ceiling windows, and your photos will certainly benefit, too.
10. A gorgeous NYC-style urban loft
This is a classic loft, with a full wall of 15-foot-tall industrial windows, plus 25-foot vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and cool industrial details. You’ll have your pick of two full living rooms plus a Scandinavian farmhouse kitchen and more. This totals up to 3200 square feet. Its neutral, appealing style makes it a great backdrop for just about any photoshoot.