Part of being a photographer means taking chances, breaking out of your comfort zone and attempting new trends/fads. The new trend in the photo world right now is milk bath sessions! Milk baths are used to signify many things, but mainly are used to signify the importance of breast feeding and the bond it brings between mother and child.
I reached out to my friend Jenny who was having a bit of a difficult pregnancy, asking her if she wanted to model a new blue maternity dress I bought! She gladly accepted, and then asked me to do the impossible, or so I thought. She asked me to do a milk bath! At first, I admit that I was nervous. It was something I had never done before and wasn't sure how to even pull it off.
From my research/trial and error process, I learned quite a few things. For starters, fake flowers don't float. I don't know why, but I really didn't even consider that. Also, whole milk gives the best "milky" (for the lack of a better word) look, while keeping the water light and still somewhat transparent. A lot of sites noted to use powdered milk, but I just used two half- gallons of whole milk.
I started off with using just one of the half gallons, and sort of worked my way up, adding more to see the effect. I also started with the bath half full, and then added more water as I went to try different poses. Jenny was awesome in letting me practice different ideas and taking my time. It was a longer session than normal, but we had so much fun and got to achieve such a beautiful, dreamy look.
We will be repeating this look when her baby boy, Scotty Jr. comes in just a few weeks!! Take a look at these beautiful shots!!