The 30 Most Insanely Over-the-Top Celebrity Maternity Shoots

Swimming pools, lakes, gardens...it's casual.

Did you *really* have a maternity shoot if you didn't pose in the middle of a forest or a swimming pool? File under: iconic. From Beyoncé to Candice Swanepoel, take a look at the celebs who went all-out to celebrate their new arrivals.

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Instagram / @heidipratt
Heidi Montag

Oh, your maternity photoshoot doesn't take place in a magical forest? You're doing it wrong. Montag and Pratt are known for their over-the-top antics, like telling their unborn baby not to arrive until the news of the Kardashian sisters' reported pregnancies settle down. Totally normal.

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Instagram / @heidipratt
Heidi Montag

If you even had to question it for a second, here's another look. The crowns really do it.

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Instagram / @alanis
Alanis Morissette

In June 2016, Alanis Morissette posted this photo of herself in a swimming pool pregnant with her second child. We don't know who we should give more props to: Morissette posing so angelically underwater or the photographer.

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Instagram / @rosiehw
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

That moment when you announce your first pregnancy with fiancé Jason Statham with a photoshoot in the middle of a secluded island and look like a total goddess.

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Vanity Fair / August 1991 / Photographed by Annie Leibovitz
Demi Moore

Demi Moore gracing the cover of Vanity Fair's August 1991 issue in one word: legendary. It also just so happens to be one of Time's most influential images of all time, and stirred a lot of controversy as it was the first of its kind and people found it "too shocking for the newsstand."

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Daniela Vesco / Beyonce.com
Beyoncé

In February 2017 the singer/goddess/👑 🐝 posted an entire shoot from her pregnancy with twins Sir Carter and Rumi and it *still* leaves us speechless.

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Awol Erizku / Beyonce.com
Beyoncé

The photoshoot is titled, "I Have Three Hearts" and it doesn't get more magical than this...

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Awol Erizku / Beyonce.com
Beyoncé

...And this...

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Awol Erizku / Beyonce.com
Beyoncé

...And this...

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Daniela Vesco / Beyonce.com
Beyoncé

...And this.

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Marie Claire / January 2008
Christina Aguilera

Any maternity photoshoot that includes the cover of a national magazine is over-the-top in our book. Almost a decade ago Aguilera flaunted her pregnant body on the cover of Marie Claire's January 2008 issue wearing nothing but a moto jacket.

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Shannon Lee Photography
Brie Bella

The professional wrestler and Total Divas star looks like an angel in a Game of Thrones scene during her maternity photoshoot ahead of the birth of her baby girl in May 2017.

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Alessandra Ambrioso

We like to pose nude behind curtains too. During her second pregnancy, the Victoria's Secret Angel posed in an ad for a Brazilian jewelry company...but really just look at that 💍.

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PAPER Magazine / September 2016
Blac Chyna

Wowza. Paper is known for its over-the-top celebrity photoshoots, but this one of Blac Chyna pregnant with her and Rob Kardashian's baby is at the top of the list. See more photos from the shoot here.

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Instagram / @Beyoncé
Beyoncé

You thought we were done, didn't you? Beyoncé blessed the world with even more photos ahead of her twins' arrival.

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Instagram / @Beyoncé
Beyoncé

Oh, and after too. Major Garden of Eden vibes.

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Kate Hudson

This isn't *exactly* a photoshoot, but still rightfully deserves to be put in one of the most iconic over-the-top maternity photos captured. Have you ever seen anyone rock a crop top pregnant better than Kate Hudson in 2003? Us either.

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Life & Style Magazine / April 2011
Mariah Carey

Bet you didn't remember this one. Mariah Carey. Pregnant. Nude. On the cover of Life & Style's April 2011 issue. Carey is pretty much the definition of over-the-top, and this photoshoot is no different.

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Instagram / @Pink
Pink

Pink posted a photo from a majestic photoshoot of her and her daughter ahead of the arrival of her second daughter. Major bohemian vibes only she could pull off (and it's just freaking adorable).

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Instagram / @SerenaWilliams
Serena Williams

Serena Williams' Vanity Fair photoshoot has outdone itself in all kinds of beauty with this silhouette of her pregnant body...

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Instagram / @SerenaWilliams
Serena Williams

...And this shot of her on the cover.

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Instagram / @KimKardashian
Kim Kardashian

Call it what you want, but most of our selfies turn into a photoshoot too—like this one Kardashian posted naked while pregnant with her second child Saint West.

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Instagram / @angelcandices
Candice Swanepoel

The Victoria's Secret Angel is completely zen during a photoshoot in what appears to be a river while pregnant with her son, Anacã.

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Candice Swanepoel

She continued the photoshoot with the caption, "My mood all day everyday. 😴💤 #ohhhmmm #8monthspregnant." Same.

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Instagram / @angelcandices
Candice Swanepoel

And if you ever wanted to know what a *real* Instagram husband looks like, look no further than this piece of art. Yes, Swanepoel's husband took this photo. So really, #goals.

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Instagram / @adamlevine
Behati Prinsloo

Adam Levine posted this picture on Instagram of his wife Behati with the caption, "🔥YOWZA🔥" because of course he did and we totally agree it's epic.

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Instagram / @ciara
Ciara

Oh, you don't play tennis in Gucci platforms right before giving birth? Ciara posted this photo in April 2017 before her and Russell Wilson welcomed the arrival of their baby girl, Sienna Princess.

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Kelly Rowland

The former Destiny's Child member looked incredible during a maternity shoot for Elle in 2014 posing naked behind a curtain, as one does.

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W Magazine / June 1999
Cindy Crawford

Notice the "Move over, Demi" in the corner. Here, Cindy Crawford pregnant on the cover of W's June 1999 issue. And no, she wasn't pregnant with model Kaia Gerber. She was expecting her first son Presley Gerber.

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Instagram / @barrefaeli
Bar R​efaeli​

Oh ya know, just Bar Refaeli having a photoshoot in the middle of a park while getting her tan on. Who needs to pay for professional shots, anyways?

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