Joanna Krupa Maternity Photoshoot . Los Angeles.

Joanna Krupa is a glowing mom-to-be!

The Real Housewives of Miami alum is expecting her first child withhusband Douglas Nunes — and to celebrate their baby on the way, she documented her bump in a series of gorgeous maternity shots shared exclusively with PEOPLE.

“I always admired women that were pregnant, and to me it’s such a beautiful moment in a woman’s life. I wanted to make sure it’s captured,” Krupa, 40, tells PEOPLE.

In the photos, the mom-to-be poses in a bikini on the beach, cradling her bump, as the sun sets behind her.

“I saw some inspirational maternity photos online and really fell in love [with] and [was] inspired by the sunset moments,” she says. “I love all the photos, but my favorite are the sunset ones.”

Krupa adds, “Women are like superheroes. The fact our bodies are built to create a little human being is beyond amazing, and I want to embrace that and show that a pregnant woman can still be beautiful, sexy and full of confidence while creating this miracle.”

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