One of the (many) things I love about being a photographer is "sitting in" on the lives of other people.
We have the pleasure of watching people come together and to grow.
It's reinforcement that you must be doing a good job if clients keep coming back to you, but more importantly it is an honor for us as photographers to be included in the most important moments of their lives.
Jen & Joe are just such a couple for me. I have photographed their engagement, their wedding, and now the pregnancy of their first child (and soon a newborn session).
Here are a few shots from their maternity session.
Come back in about a week and I will have a video showing how I setup the lighting using three Nikon SB-800's.
See if you can "deconstruct" how the lighting was done, a hint, each of the three lights had a different (but commonly used) light modifier.
(click on any of the images to view larger and in a new window)