Some tips for taking good maternity photographs are to simplify the surroundings, to highlight the loving relationship of the baby's parents and to include other members of the family. Other family members may include siblings and family pets.
The surroundings in a maternity shoot should be simple, as the true beauty of the photograph lies in the expectant mother. Other things that appear in the frame distract from the story of the mother and her baby.
It can be beautiful to highlight the relationship of the baby's parents if the baby is coming into a loving home. Siblings are also important parts of the family that can add to the image. Many families also feel that pets are important and can be nice additions to the image.
A great picture captures something unique. Each photo shoot is different and presents the opportunity to show something special about that mother and coming baby.