Actually we don't love the name "maternity shooting" because you seem to lose something. That something is the feeling that, even if there's only two people and a baby bump, the people in front of you already are a real family. You can see that from Novella and Matteo's eyes, when they are looking at each other, and it's a shame you couldn't hear them talking of their soon-to-be daughter.
Beatrice was born exactly one week after this shot. We know that she will be so much loved, because she's born in a huge and amazing family - we know them so well, after one engagement session and two weddings - and we can't wait to meet her in person.
As a friend said recently, she's a lucky girl because her parents made her the greatest gift: they truly and deeply wanted her.