I think I've stumbled upon a variation in the soft photography look. I've seen a lot of great, seasoned child and newborn photographers use the soft lighting, pastel technique on their portraits, and it lends a sense of innocence to the portrait. Perfect for children.
This coming weekend I'm going to photograph a pregnancy on the beach. I'll let you know how it goes using my newfound technique. If it works well I'll try to get a tutorial up soon.