Despite our love/hate relationship with the season, winter is a time for snuggling, cuddling, holidays and family. So we’d be hard pressed to find a better time to schedule a maternity photo shoot. Whether you use these pics as a way to share your big news or hold onto them for memories of pregnant bliss, we guarantee the glow you’ve got during this time of year is worth capturing.

If you’re not sure where to start, take inspiration from these gorgeous maternity photo shoots, all taken in the cold and snow. Pile on your fuzziest scarf, warmest hat and cutest coat: It’s photo taking time.


1. Hip Chic: Now is the perfect time to break out your comfiest plaid. It will subtly show off your growing bump while still looking effortlessly cool. (via Three Little Crowns)


2. Sweaters and Sequin: Winter is one of the few times you can get away with wearing sequins in the day. Make the most of it and wrap your baby bump in the stuff. (via What Helen Wore Today)


3. Pastel Snowflakes: If you can stand the cold, go for this gorgeous look. Pastel pinks and chic woolen accents make this expectant mom look perfectly cozy. Of course, you’ll get extra credit for posing in some pretty snow-covered scenery. (via Alissa Saylor Photography)


4. Strike a Pose: Snap a photo with a photo of your own! We love how the sonogram takes center stage here. (via Back to Her Roots)


5. Play Time: Celebrate your fun-loving attitude with a playful snow-filled photo. Whether you make snow angels, get into a serious snowball fight or just celebrate the icy powder, looking back on these pics will definitely make you smile. (via Heather Mariano)


6. Snow Family: Who says you have to be the star of this photo shoot? If you’re a little camera shy but still want a way to announce your new family, this cute idea will do the trick. (via Lindsey Edits)


7. Cozy Morning: There’s nothing like lounging in bed on a snowy day. This look takes that coziness and ups the glam factor for a sexy and beautiful boudoir-inspired portrait. (via Andria Lindquist)


8. All About Framing: Let’s face it: The real star of the show here is that growing bump. Show it off by framing it with some cute mittens or a funky jacket. (via Little Baby Garvin)


9. Dashing Through the Snow: With a one-horse open… crib? Okay maybe it isn’t time to change the carols yet but that doesn’t make this sweet photo idea any less precious. (via Jesse and Dareth)


10. Coffee Talk: A warm mug of coffee or hot cocoa with your honey is just the thing to make you fall in love all over again. DIY these Mommy and Daddy mugs yourself for a little “you did it!” present. (via Alyssa Shrock Photography)


11. Casual Chic: Cozy up in your favorite sweater for an effortlessly chic and comfortable look. After all, you’ll probably be lounging in it 24/7 once baby arrives. (via Stephanie Sunderland)


12. Saturday Mornings: Sometimes it’s just about capturing the expecting twosome at home, cozied up on a Saturday morning. (via Kelly Huljev Photography)

Are you inspired to star in your own wintry maternity shoot? What looks do you like the most? Let us know below.