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Creative Photo Ideas for Pregnancy Announcement

Updated on July 16, 2012

Pregnancy Photo Ideas

Creative photo ideas to make a cute pregnancy announcement to share with family and friends.
Creative photo ideas to make a cute pregnancy announcement to share with family and friends. | Source

Creative Ways to Announce Pregnancy

One of the most exciting parts about having a baby is revealing your pregnancy to family and friends. There are so many fun and creative ways out there to announce your big news. From reveal parties to special gifts to personalized photo cards, each idea is definitely worth considering. If you would like to keep it simple with just a cute picture, below you will find several creative photo ideas that you can make to share your pregnancy announcement via photo cards, by email, or through Facebook and other such social media.

Having gone through the same old routine of family visits and phone calls with my previous two pregnancies, I wanted a really cute way to announce my third pregnancy with our loved ones. Yes, you heard that right - we are excited about baby #3 coming soon in January! Here are some of the photo ideas that we came up to share our big news with everyone. Even though we are expecting our third child, you can always change the wording on these pictures to fit your family's situation.

More Ultrasound Photo Ideas

Here are some more ideas for a pregnancy announcement photo using the ultrasound picture:

  • First time parents holding the ultrasound picture.
  • Big brother or big sister showing off the first picture of the baby.
  • Make a photo collage of all your kids and number them #1, #2, etc. and end with the ultrasound picture as the last number.

Ultrasound Pregnancy Photo Ideas

Most women will usually receive their first ultrasound by the 12th week of pregnancy. If you have been able to keep the big news quiet for that long, using an ultrasound picture of the baby is a cute way to reveal your pregnancy. This idea works especially well for first time parents because it is all about that precious baby in your belly.

To create this photo idea, simply scan your ultrasound picture onto your computer. I used Picasa, the photo editing software already installed on my laptop, to add the border and wording to this picture. With any type of photo editing software, you will have many choices of adding different fonts, colors, and borders so all you need is a little creativity to make a super cute pregnancy announcement. (Note: Since I did not receive an ultrasound at 12 weeks, the picture used in the example below is of my second son at 20 weeks.)

Ultrasound Picture

Use your ultrasound picture as a cute announcement photo card.
Use your ultrasound picture as a cute announcement photo card. | Source

Pictures for Photo Collage

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My oldest son and first baby.My youngest son and second baby.An arrow in the sand points to baby #3.
My oldest son and first baby.
My oldest son and first baby. | Source
My youngest son and second baby.
My youngest son and second baby. | Source
An arrow in the sand points to baby #3.
An arrow in the sand points to baby #3. | Source

Photo Collage Pregnancy Announcement

If you have multiple children, a great idea to include all your kids is to make a photo collage for your pregnancy announcement. All you have to do is take an individual picture of each child and one of yourself. Upload the photos on your computer and choose to make a collage using your selected photos. Add the finishing touches and voila - a precious family keepsake to share with family and friends!

Since this was our third pregnancy, my husband and I chose this beach photo collage to announce our big news on Facebook. We just happened to be on vacation at the time I was 12 weeks pregnant so the timing was perfect to snap some cute pictures on the beach. We simply drew the numbers in the sand and took pictures of all our babies. I then took the pictures and created the collage with a blue border and typed in the extra wording.

Don't think you have to be at the beach to create this type of photo collage. Gather up the kids and go to a special place in your hometown or even out in your own backyard. You can make special signs for them to hold that say baby #1, #2, etc. I have even seen some cute announcements where everyone was holding a small chalkboard with their special number.

Our Photo Collage Pregnancy Announcement

Our finished photo collage we chose to share with friends and family.
Our finished photo collage we chose to share with friends and family. | Source

Tips for Taking a Family Photo

Here are some helpful tips for creating a great family photo:

  • Choose a location that will create a beautiful background for your photo.
  • Wear clothing in coordinating colors or that compliment each other.
  • Have everyone close their eyes and open them by the count of 3 to prevent closed eyes.
  • Set your camera to take multiple pictures at a time to capture that picture perfect moment.

Family Photo Pregnancy Announcements

Taking a picture of the whole family or just one with the kids near your belly is two more creative ways to announce your pregnancy to friends and family. Even if this is your first pregnancy, you can still take a great family photo with just the mommy and daddy-to-be. Often times, these kind of pictures are the most precious ones to share with your loved ones.

After you have taken that perfect family photo, upload your pictures to your computer. Enhance them with a special border and sweet saying at the top of your photo. Our whole family photo pregnancy announcement included the wording "Our family of four will soon be a family of five" and an arrow towards my belly with the new baby's due date. We also made another picture with just the boys lovingly holding my belly.

Family Photo Ideas

A family photo with added wording makes a great pregnancy announcement.
A family photo with added wording makes a great pregnancy announcement. | Source
A sweet photo with just the boys making the announcement.
A sweet photo with just the boys making the announcement. | Source

Big Brother (Sister) Photo Idea #1

Little brother gets a promotion to big brother.
Little brother gets a promotion to big brother. | Source

Big Brother or Big Sister Pregnancy Announcements

When you become pregnant with your second child, you may want to focus more on the fact that your precious first born will soon become a big brother or big sister. Even if this is your third, fourth, or so on child, don't forget about the one that is getting a "promotion" in the brother/sister department on your due date. Make a special photo to share with your family and friends showing the excitement and anticipation on your child's face.

Because my youngest son is super excited about becoming a big brother, I made a couple of example pregnancy announcements with him as the main focus. On one announcement, I added "Congrats on your promotion! Big Brother-To-Be 1-8-13". The other one is just a cute picture of him with a big smile plastered on his face with the wording "Yay! I am going to be a Big Brother!" and the due date of the third baby.

Big Brother (Sister) Photo Idea #2

Let the new big brother announce the big news.
Let the new big brother announce the big news. | Source

Pairs of Shoes Pregnancy Announcement

Line up pairs of shoes for a cute pregnancy announcement.
Line up pairs of shoes for a cute pregnancy announcement. | Source

More Photo Ideas for Pregnancy Announcement

Searching the Internet, I found so many more cute ways to set up your pregnancy announcement with fun props and pregnancy-related scenes. In the example to the right, I set up a pair of shoes for each member of our family and placed an extra pair to symbolize baby #3. The heading reads "Our family is growing by two feet". At the bottom of the picture, you can find the due date of the new baby. For more creative photo ideas, refer to the table below.

Pregnancy Announcement Photo Ideas Using Props and Special Scenes

Photo Idea
Special Props and/or Scene Description
Wording
Bun in the Oven
Take a picture of a bun in the oven. If you have kids, take their picture standing by the oven.
"We got a bun in the oven" or "Mommy has a bun in the oven"
Preggo
Take a picture with a jar of Prego pasta sauce. If you have kids, let them hold the jar.
"We're preggo!" or "Mommy is preggo!"
Bump Ahead
Take a picture under a bump ahead sign either by yourself, with the daddy-to-be, or the whole family.
"Bump Ahead" and add due date of baby.
Family Addition
Take a picture along a wall where you can add a plus and equal sign with chalk. (ex: dad and son + pregnant mom = 4)
Add due date of baby.
Morning Sickness
Take a picture of mommy-to-be leaning on the toilet seat with daddy-to-be (and kids) smiling into the camera.
Add due date of baby.
Food Cravings
Take a picture of mommy-to-be (and kids) with pickles, ice cream, and other typical pregnancy related foods.
Add due date of baby.

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Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

If you don't feel comfortable using the photo editing software on your computer to enhance your pregnancy announcement pictures, you can always upload them to photo websites such as Shutterfly or Snapfish. These type of sites will allow you to make necessary photo edits and add special borders or wording. They also offer a variety of already designed baby announcement cards to send to family and friends.

If you don't wish to purchase any photo cards, you can also send an email to loved ones with a link from these websites to check out the special photo album you have created. This email capability comes in handy for those family and friends who may not be on Facebook or other such social media.

I hope you have found some fun and creative pregnancy announcement photo ideas. If you have any questions or comments about any of the above ideas or have a unique way you revealed your pregnancy, feel free to share these in the comment section below.

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      Teresa Coppens 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very clever ideas for a pregnancy announcement. Wonderful pictures to illustrate them. Congratulations on your new addition. I look forward to more hubs from you sharing your journey along the way!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Teresa! We are very excited especially the boys :) So happy to hear you enjoyed the pics! Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

      These are *great* ideas, although I won't be needing any of them personally! :) I'm so excited for you Alissa! I'm sure that your little guys are going to be great big brothers to your new family member!

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      Sarah Johnson 4 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

      Congratulations! What a great inspiration for writing this awesome hub. I especially like the growing by two feet card.

      To announce my 2nd pregnancy, we had my 1 year old daughter walk around a family gathering with a baby congratulations mylar balloon tied to her arm. No one got it! We had to tell them.

    • melissa 4 years ago

      Loved your creative annoucement! Congratulations on your new addition...sounds so exciting!!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Cara! Aww don't you miss them being little though haha! This is my last shot at a little girl. Although I will be just as happy with another lil boy! Jaxson has already been giving Aidan some tips on being a big brother - some are them are so sweet while the others are just plain hilarious :) Appreciate you stopping by!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Sarah! Loved your pregnancy reveal idea - that is too funny that nobody noticed it! When we went to my husband's parents house, my father-in-law walked out and my youngest son rolled down the window in the car and yelled my momma's having a baby! It was hilarious - he didn't even give us a chance to make the announcement :) Appreciate you stopping by and sharing your pregnancy reveal story!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Melissa! We are super excited to have another one :) Happy to hear you enjoyed the photo ideas! Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      Really excited for you! Congratulations! The photos are pretty cool, too! I love photo collages. :D

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Cyndi! So happy you enjoyed the photo ideas :) The photo collage was the first one I made and ended up being the one we shared with our family and friends. Appreciate your visit and sweet comments!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      These ideas are all really cute, Alissa! Congrats. :)

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Rose! So happy to hear you enjoyed the photo ideas :) Appreciate you stopping by!

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      Robin Edmondson 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Great ideas and a big congratulations, Alissa! Three is a magic number - to quote School House Rock. ;) I can't imagine our lives without our three girls. I wish I would have had your Hub's collage ideas to announce their arrivals!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      You've done it again! What creativity you display! I love these ideas and they are ones that will really make the announcement so much more meaningful.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      These are awesome! I didn't know about these types of photos. Thanks for sharing. Voted up! ;)

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Robin! I had fun creating each one of these and really wish I had thought about doing something like this for both of my boys. I have to admit I am a little nervous about adding #3 but as you said "three is the magic number" :) Appreciate you stopping by and adding your sweet comments!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Aww thanks teaches! Your sweet comments always make my day! Appreciate you stopping by!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks supermom_in_ny! Just a fun way to share the big news with everyone. I wasn't feeling up to throwing a reveal party or anything special like that so the picture idea was ideal for me. Appreciate you stopping by and for the vote up!

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      India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

      How cute and absolutely wonderful! Congrats on those extra two feet! Wishing you health and happiness above ll else...oh, and a hub that goes viral! Great stuff here Alissa! Totally sharing this with my FB clan!

      HubHugs~

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much K9 for your very sweet comments! Our whole family especially the boys are super excited about the arrival of baby #3. Appreciate your visit and for the share! A big HubHug to you my friend :)

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      I just love all these ideas! If I get pregnant again I hope I can keep it secret long enough to use one of your ideas ^_^ Your family is beautiful!

      Voting this up and useful plus sharing on FB.

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Mama Kim 8! It is hard to wait for the entire 12 weeks but it was a lot of fun making the announcement on facebook to those who didn't already know :) Appreciate your kind words, votes, and for the FB share!

    • 3boys 3 years ago

      So what was #3!!????

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      Alissa Roberts 3 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Hi 3boys! Happy to share that #3 was a sweet, precious baby girl! She already has her daddy and both brothers wrapped around her lil finger :) Appreciate you stopping by!

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      amazmerizing 17 months ago from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA

      oooo i love the shoes one... so clever... nice hub! ;)

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