I don't shoot a lot of maternity photographs, so when I do I naturally take a different approach than those who shoot this type of work more regularly. This shot was taken in a grassy meadow on the banks of the San Elijo Lagoon, so it would be completely expected for any photographer to play it safe and go for the common backlit-ethereal look (which I did as well). But I knew Jen would appreciate something a bit different, too, so I got her in half-sun-half-shade went for it. The background got a bit blown-out, but not so much that the detail was lost. There's still that wonderful pastel blue of the sky that complements her olive-green dress.