Baby bellies are just pretty awesome. I love when I have the chance to photograph an expecting mother, especially for her first child. I'm not sure when or how maternity photographs began, but it is definitely a milestone to be documented. To look back, and think about the time when the child was preparing to make it's debut, the anticipation of that time in life, the growth, the excitement - it's completely wonderfully amazing.
When this couple asked about setting up a maternity session, they knew they wanted to do a bon fire (although the wind blew smoke wherever we went! ha) - so that's what we did!