When the best time of your pregnancy to have maternity photos falls during winter, you may wonder if it’s possible to have gorgeous photos during a PNW winter. When I think of winter, I think of bundling up, staying indoors, and drinking a hot beverage while watching a good movie. Yet it can be a wonderful time for pregnancy photos. The crisp air, cozy outfits, and the magic of snow create a unique backdrop for your maternity shoot. If you’re wondering where in the Seattle area to capture your radiant glow amidst this chilly season, look no further. As a Seattle maternity and newborn photographer, I’m sharing six perfect locations for your winter maternity photos.
Snoqualmie Pass: Snow-Kissed Elegance for Winter Maternity Photos
If you’re dreaming of a winter wonderland setting, Snoqualmie Pass is the place to be. The snow-capped mountains provide a serene and picturesque background. Yes, you’ll need to bundle up, but the results? Absolutely breathtaking. Just imagine those tender moments against a vast expanse of glistening snow.
Lincoln Park, West Seattle: A Medley of Nature’s Best
Offering water views and dense woods, Lincoln Park is a year-round gem but particularly shines during winter. The park’s variety ensures your winter maternity photos capture both the beauty of the season and the intimacy of your journey. With Puget Sound’s gentle waves and the park’s rustic charm, your photos are bound to be diverse and enchanting.
Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island: A Year-Round Favorite Spot
Nestled on Mercer Island, Luther Burbank Park has plenty to offer for your winter maternity photo backdrop. Whether it’s by the water or amidst its wintry foliage, this park sets a relaxed and connected tone for your photos.
Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend: Better Then the Summer for Maternity Photos
Less than an hour from Seattle, Rattlesnake Lake is a gorgeous spot for winter maternity photos. During the winter, the sun sets right between the hills, making it stunning. Even more, the serene water, and quieter vibes here during winter, make it a great spot to highlight your family.
Even more, should it rain, just up the hill is Cedar River Water shed an area with an outdoor, covered walkway.
Tanner Landing Park, North Bend: Rivers & Fields to Adore
If you love river rocks and big fields without straying too far from Seattle, Tanner Landing Park is a top pick. The park is surrounded by evergreens, meaning you don’t have to worry about dead trees in the background of your pregnancy photos. The park offers a gorgeous variety amidst its quiet location.
In-Home: Intimate and Unpredictably Perfect for Winter Maternity Photos
Sometimes, there’s no place like home, especially when winter’s unpredictable weather comes knocking. An in-home session is not only warm and cozy but also deeply personal. It ties in beautifully with the theme of awaiting your newborn, and what’s more, it paves the way for a seamless transition to your in-home newborn photo session. Capture candid moments, from snuggling up by the fireplace to sharing dreams in your soon-to-be baby’s nursery.
Winter offers a whimsical charm that few other seasons can match. Whether you’re embracing the cold outdoors or staying snug indoors, Seattle and its surroundings ensure your winter maternity photos are as magical as the journey you’re on. Considering an in-home newborn session after? Neyssa Lee Photography offers a seamless experience that cherishes the beauty of motherhood from one milestone to the next.
With location options galore, now is the time to book your maternity session. Contact me to get your due date on my calendar. Explore the resources below for planning a relaxing, authentic maternity photo session no matter when you are due!