I thought the lighting suited this pregnancy pose very well — or perhaps it is the other way around?
Her smile, and the bold color of the Portuguese flag on the ball made this photograph fresh and new!
The original I shot back in 2006 for comparison:
This was a great session and I felt this pose in particular turned out very well. The top one is my favorite because of the hint of a smile.
The next photo is a close second for me. I like the tones a little better, but that process did not work with the direct gaze.
Finally I have a color version, which does not work as well, but is still worth having as an option.