I am always wanting my maternity clients to get a wide variety of interesting photographs for their pregnancy book. One of my very favorite ways to create uniqueness as a photographer is to work with the lighting. For this shot I wanted the photograph to be all about the shadow shown on the floor. This required a strong, very directional light.
Mom was a such willing model as I had her adjust her position ever so slightly to just get the perfect light on her face, belly and shadow. In the end everyone felt it was worth the extra effort to create this interesting maternity photograph.