My beautiful, long-time makeup artist Jennifer recently had me photograph her pregnancy. She knew she was having a boy so she chose a cool baby blue color for the nursery. At first my instinct was to push all the furniture out of the way but we quickly realized that including the edges of the crib and rocking chair actually told the story so much better. Maternity shoots for me are always an opportunity to work with window light. It's an excuse to let those highlights get blown out and allow all that contrasty, intense light just pour in and bathe the mama. It goes with the soft, dreamy subject matter and worked especially well here against the baby blue walls and Jennifer's stunning black hair.