How to celebrate your babymoon with maternity photos
Your babymoon is a chance to relax and reconnect as a couple before your tiny new addition to the family arrives. Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, a babymoon is all about intentional time for you and your partner. Indulge in quality time doing what you love most, indulge in new experiences to make memories together, and most importantly, indulge in each other… because it’s all about to change! (But you already know the tiny bundle of love on their way is oh-so-worth every sacrifice.) While we love any excuse for a trip, a babymoon holds a certain special magic, no matter the location. Here are a few of our favourite babymoon destinations in the USA. 👶🏽💕
Honolulu is where the east meets the west in an exciting fusion of cultures. From bustling Waikiki to edgy Chinatown, Honolulu is the heart of the island of Oahu. However, you only have to drive a few minutes before you’re winding through the Ko’olau Mountain Range, finding your own secluded sand beach paradise, or on your way to the laid-back, surfer’s dream come true on the North Shore. Keep your eyes peeled for a honu, or sea turtle, bobbing in the water as you swim in the crystal clear ocean, and let your worries float away with the next wave. 🌊
As home to Disney World, it’s no surprise that Orlando is a top family vacation destination, but if you look past the hustle and bustle of the theme parks, it’s also a relaxing babymoon getaway with warm weather year-round. If your ideal trip looks like mocktails by the swimming pools, afternoon naps under the cabana, and plenty of on-site pampering, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers packages just for the mom-to-be. 🌴 Winter Park, a suburb of Orlando, is a premier shopping destination with its very own “Rodeo Drive” for window shopping and outdoor cafes, and when you’re ready to indulge in pure comfort food, The Coop’s Chicken ‘N Waffles will leave both of you with a rounder stomach!
The largest city in the US is the place to escape to when you love the ease and convenience of the world at your fingertips. Many luxury hotels offer special babymoon packages, so you’ll feel pampered from the moment you walk through the revolving door. New York City’s extensive dining scene means you’ll be able to satisfy even the most unique cravings that hit at 2am, and unparalleled shopping offers the perfect excuse to make sure your little one wins “best dressed.” The city isn’t all fast-paced though; we love how a stroll in Central Park hand-in-hand with your sweetheart has the magic to bring you right back to those first-date butterflies every time. 🦋
Sacred and powerful, the desert landscape of Sedona is long-believed to be a place of healing and positive energy. This spiritual city is dotted with vortexes, or places where the earth feels more alive with energy and where visitors feel recharged and uplifted after a visit. The four best known Sedona vortexes are found at Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Boynton Canyon, and many enjoy practicing yoga or meditation to more deeply connect with this unique energy flow. 🌵 However, even if you don’t have interest in any spiritual practices, the breathtaking beauty of the red rock formations and incredibly scenic views will leave you refreshed. L’auberge de Sedona is a luxurious retreat, where a cottage, cliff-side suite or cozy lodge room becomes your temporary home away from home..
When you’re expecting, the last thing you need is strenuous travel and the stress that comes with planning a trip, and this tiny barrier island is the answer. Leisurely afternoons (and mornings, and nights) are the only thing on your agenda. Cozy up in an oceanfront rental with a stack of books, or get out and enjoy the island’s arts & culture scene. 📚 Catch a live music show or a theatre performance, check out one of the many galleries and museums, and get a taste of the Lowcountry at an array of local restaurants.
The perfect babymoon destination for relaxing and tapping into your inner peace has to be the stunning island of Kauai. Beautiful beaches, ocean views and plenty of pampering should be on your list of things to do during your visit to this slow-paced babymoon destination. Spring for a luxury resort like the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa to surround yourself with natural beauty, even from inside the grounds. We recommend a prenatal massage for the mom-to-be before watching the Hawaiian sunsets from the beach, and a little adventure is never far away on this small island. Explore the vast Waimea Canyon, set sail along the coast, or discover some of the best snorkeling, all at your own pace. 🐠
Like many west coast cities, San Diego is all about wellness. The laid-back, California vibes breed an array of top-notch spa treatments to enhance your pregnancy glow, including head-to-toe massages to ease any aches and pains. Start your mornings with relaxing rooftop yoga or treat yourself to brunch after a long, lazy sleep-in. In the evenings, cruise the bike paths lined with palm trees in search of the perfect spot along the water to watch the sunset. As the rainbow of colours reflect onto the ocean waves, dream together about your new family addition coming soon. 🌈
If we could sum up this charming city into a single word, it would be “sweet.” Ice cream parlours, sugary treats and South Carolina’s famous coconut cake are all worth indulging in — you’re on vacation, after all! 🍦 Charleston’s southern hospitality has the power to make newcomers feel like family, so don’t be surprised if strangers on the street stop to congratulate you. Pastel buildings and cobblestoned streets make for a picture-perfect backdrop, even if the only item on your agenda is to take it easy. Learn more about why Charleston is the perfect city for your babymoon!
Say aloha to an island of pure relaxation. With your toes in the sand and a fresh pineapple juice in hand, watch the endless waves roll in as you enjoy quality time side-by-side with your partner. If you’re itching to throw some adventure into the mix, brave the lush and remote Road to Hana in search of waterfalls or fight through an early wake-up call to catch a jaw dropping sunrise across the Haleakala Crater. Looking to treat yourself to something extra special? Book a Flytographer shoot and don a flower crown, called a Lei Po’o, for a stunning Hawaiian touch to your photos. 🌺
This quaint harbour town is all about tranquility and rest. ⛵ Listen to the sound of the gentle waves lapping against the boats bobbing in the water. The historic downtown may be small, but it’s full of charm with plenty to explore. Relax aboard a classic wooden motorboat from the 40s on an intimate river cruise, and enjoy the slow pace of life. Book a stay in a historic inn or opt for a classic bed & breakfast – there are no wrong choices in Mystic.
Chic hotels and artsy vibes make Scottsdale a unique and popular destination for those who value style. Pamper yourself poolside with a variety of mocktails at one of the many high-end resorts and bask in the ever-sunny climate of Phoenix, Arizona. There are plenty of top-notch art museums to enjoy, but don’t blame us if you’re suddenly inspired to make over your nursery when you get home! At sunrise and sunset when the weather cools down, take a walk through the gorgeous landscape of the Sonoran Desert, where cacti and sweeping views are in abundance. 🌵
For trendy babymooners who love to eat, the quirky city of Portland is perfect for a weekend getaway. The city is small and walkable, so if you don’t like having an itinerary, let the streets lead the way! Portland is broken up into various districts, so choose one a day to slowly explore. As a mother-to-be, you deserve to indulge, and with an incredible variety of food, even the most random cravings will be satisfied. More than 600 food carts dot the city for on-the-go fare, and Bing Mi, Matt’s BBQ, MF Tasty Food Truck and Nong’s Khao Man Gai are a few crowd favourites. We also believe that there’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming big day than with donuts. 🍩 Voodoo Donuts (trust us, order the Voodoo Doll donut), Blue Star Donuts and Pip’s Original Doughnuts & Chai are all can’t-miss spots for your sweet tooth.
Pregnancy is a beautiful, yet fleeting, time. As you prepare to welcome your little one into the world, capture the magic that comes with it. Book a Flytographer shoot with one of our amazing local photographers on your babymoon.