It's not easy to come up with something that isn't already cliché with this type of photography (maternity shots), but it's fun to try. This photograph is of (and for) a friend of my daughter and was taken a few days ago. She's due "any time now."
I tried out a lot of different things during this session, all of them using off-camera flash set in fairly close to get the more dramatic, quick fall off from light to black. For this shot I was looking for something very minimal, letting the lines (and curve) carry the weight of the composition.