How to Set Up the Perfect Pregnancy Announcement Photo Shoot

How to Set Up the Perfect Pregnancy Announcement Photo Shoot - The California Beach Co.

Announcement photos are some of the most precious memories you will hold from your pregnancy. These pictures mark the transition from the early days, when no one could recognize the baby bump, into the whole world knowing. Sharing your special news with the everyone is incredibly exciting and it may even feel like a huge relief! ☺️

Did you know that you don’t need a professional photographer to have the perfect pregnancy announcement photos? Here are some steps to follow to set up the perfect pregnancy announcement photoshoot on your own. 🤩 📸

1. Choose a scenic location 🌿

Pick your favorite scenic location in order to have a nice backdrop. Some of our favorite ideas are the beach, a grassy field, or a park. 

2. Lay out your California Beach Blanket 🥰

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more versatile, the California Beach Blanket has another great use. Lay your blanket out in your chosen location and you’ll have the perfect, soft location for seated photos. 

3. Choose some fun props 🌷

Incorporating some props is one of the best ways to make your announcement photos fun and memorable. Bring along some baby shoes, ultrasound photos, flowers, a letter board, or a fun sign to hold up. Letter boards are a simple and cute way to share your own unique message. 

4. Set up your camera 

If you’re using self-timer for your photoshoot, then it’s time to set up your camera. Grab a tripod or find a nice area to prop your phone camera and get ready to pose! If you’d rather not opt for self-timer, then you can have a close friend or family member be your photographer. 

5. Try a few different poses and angles 😎

Getting the perfect photo is all about taking a bunch and choosing the best. Try a few different poses so that you have plenty of options to choose from. You can try sitting on the blanket with your significant other and holding up your ultrasound photos and an announcement sign. Or, you can even choose to stay out of the photos and simply lay your letter board, ultrasound photos, and some flowers on your blanket and take photos of those.

You’ll likely find that getting a great announcement photo is even easier than you expected. As long as you follow a few simple steps, you’ll be sharing your wonderful news in no time! 🤩🙌🏼