There are many ways to do them, but so many I see have been done the same exact way, and that bores me. Many women are anxious to capture this look, with their child in their womb, while others are self conscious about their belly, but it’s a beautiful thing to capture if they can find a photographer to capture the intimate mood and feel that they imagined. When I think of a well done intimate and artistic maternity photo, I think of shadow play and low key lighting, with some brush light to accent the outline of the subject, and a candid mood. Not so much posed or smile for the camera expression. But more rather some implied vanity almost, vulnerability, the husband’s admiration and anticipation, or in this case, the older sibling’s anticipation and excitement.
In this particular shoot, it was very candid and a slice of life, as if the mother and daughter were discussing how pregnancy works, etc. And this photo showed the bond between mother and daughter, and it was all about me not leaving a footprint. Natural / reflected window light, and all natural feel. The in home setting and the use of the natural elements to me made this something unique, and beautiful.