Sunday, March 11, 2018

Maternity Milk Bath Photography


Hi everyone! It's been a while... Life has been hectic and as you can see, I am pregnant (and she’s ready to meet everyone soon). 

For this blog post, I wanted to share how we created my maternity milk bath photoshoot and saved some $$$.


Milk bath photography has been a popular theme lately, and not just for maternity. I've seen some people do it for babies, boudoir and even fashion shoots.

Here are some of the things that you will need to create this type of photoshoot.
  • A camera. I mean it's pretty obvious right. But let me elaborate. When I was about 6 months pregnant, my husband and I started looking at the rates of maternity photoshoots. From what we gathered they cost at least $500. Maybe we didn't look further, but we thought that is quite pricey. So on Boxing Day we decided to get a pretty decent camera for our growing family. We got the Sony A6000 and it came with 2 lenses and a bag. The total cost was about $1200 including the flash, tripod and all the other accessories. And so far, we have done 3 maternity photoshoots at our own convenience. I'm sure professional photographers could've taken way better photos and with amazing effects, but for us it was also a bonding moment. Plus once our little one is out, I am very certain that there will be more photoshoots to come.
  • A tub. If you don't have one you could use, some hotels have nice tubs with windows (natural light is always good to have for photoshoots).
  • Milk. We bought 1 big bag of powder milk from Walmart for $10. I don't personally like hot showers, so lukewarm was good enough for myself. I suggest doing this when you are ready as the water can get cold fast. We poured half of the bag while the water is running and it started to make bubbles. We had to drain the water and filled the tub with water first, then poured the milk. If there are still bubbles then just grab a strainer to get all the bubbles out. Or you could also use liquid milk. The amount of milk you will need is all depending how creamy you want it to look.
  • Flowers. No need to spend a fortune on them because you will have to cut them anyways. I opted for real flowers as I heard fake ones sink. There are a few ways to make them float, but I did't have time to do that. You can also choose not to have flowers, but I like how they add texture to the photos.
  • Outfit. I ordered mine from Amazon and it came with the flower headband. I've seen some people used tulle or even nothing. Pinterest is a good place to find some ideas of what you can wear.



We had a lot of fun doing this milk bath photography. If you decided to give it a try, let me know. I would love to see the type of art you will create.

Hair and Makeup by Chic & Sassy.

78 comments:

  1. I have never heard about this, so thanks for the lesson today. You look very happy, all the best on the birth of your child

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    1. That’s really sweet! Thank you so much!

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  2. I love your photo's! I have never seen any quite like it. When I had my children there was no such thing as maternity photo's, my generation missed everything fun. These are just gorgeous from the outfit to the flowers and of course the baby bump to be baby girl! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much Gladys! Yes, nowadays there are so many ideas for maternity shoots.

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  3. This is so beautiful! Great option for a budget maternity photo session! Look like it's taken by a professional!

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    1. Thank you Monica! I will let my husband know and I’m sure he will be very proud of himself.

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  4. Your photos look beautiful. Great tips on how to take your own Maternity Milk Bath Photographs.

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  5. These turned out great! Your husband did a fantastic job and you look gorgeous!

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  6. These pictures look beautiful. I really do like the floating flowers so good choice! I like the pops of color.

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    1. Thank you! That's what I thought too. I love colourful photos so the flowers were perfect.

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  7. Gosh, you and the setting are just gorgeous!
    I predict we may see more of these sessions as folks see what you have done in this instance.

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    1. Thank you so much! Our little one will have her own shoots for sure.

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  8. Congratulations! What an exciting time :) This photoshoot is absolutely gorgeous, you look amazing and the flowers are so pretty.

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  9. Love how your photos came out! I wish I looked that great when I was pregnant, haha. Wishing you a safe delivery!

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  10. This is super interesting.I have never heard of a milk bath before. From the pictures i love everything about it.The photography is on point and you look so beautiful and extremely happy.

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  11. Congratulations on your baby! I’ve not heard of milk bath photography, but it looks soothing and comfortable. You are beautiful and I am seeing you will have a grace filled, easy birthing of your child. 💝

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  12. What a gorgeous idea, you look incredible, pregnancy really suits you. You will now how these lovely photos to cherish forever.

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  13. Congrats! These are very lovely pictures. I'm sure they will be treasured for a lifetime.

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  14. These pictures are so beautiful! I would have never thought to do this with my pregnancies. Congratulations on your upcoming baby!

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  15. What a beautiful and serene series of images! Thank you so much for sharing :) These are images she will hold onto forever. x

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  16. These are some great shots! I love the lace against the milk and the flowers in the bath with the flower crown on her head. It all gives a romantic feel to the shoot.

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  17. I've never heard of doing milkbath photo shoots, but this turned out really pretty! Love the color of flowers that you chose.

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  18. That's a lovely idea for a maternity shoot! And I love milkbaths <3

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  19. I love your pictures! So beautiful!

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  20. That's a very original photoshoot, looks you had fun!

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  21. The photos are beautiful. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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  22. I love these photos!! Is that lace?

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  23. Congratulations on the baby . Very nice maternity photo shoot .

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  24. I am not preggers. I don't think I would have to thought to do this.

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  25. This is a totally new concept for me but I am loving it. I think it also makes for beautiful photography!

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  26. I have never heard of this. It is very unique. I love the pictures!

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  27. Such beautiful pictures!

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  28. These pictures are stunning! Wow, so beautiful!

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  29. Your photos are just gorgeous! They are so unique from ones I typically see.

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  30. Those photos are absolutely lovely!

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  31. I love the visual effect of the bright flowers against the white of the milk & your lace outfit is gorgeous!

    (Congrats on your new baby!)

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  32. Wish I had these when I was pregnant.

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  33. Your photographs are so pretty!!!!

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  34. You are so beautiful and I love the milk bath very unique. The pictures are gorgeous
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  35. Milk baths are so good for the skin :)

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  36. I have actually never thoughtried of doing this. Now I will try it and see what’s it’s like! Love your pictures btw they are stunning !

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  37. I have actually never thoughtried of doing this. Now I will try it and see what’s it’s like! Love your pictures btw they are stunning !

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  38. Such a beautiful time in life. This inspires me to take pictures when I get pregnant later on this year. Congrats to you and your loved ones. Looking forward to seeing what comes next for you all.

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  39. Never heard of a milk bath photos but I love it. Beautiful photos!

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  40. You look absolutely stunning! <3 Such beautiful photos! :)

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  41. This is absolutely beautiful! I have never seen a maternity shoot like this, I love it!

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  42. Never seen a Milk bath before, but it looks different and the pictures come out really nice.

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  43. lactic acid in milk helps clean and soften the skin

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  44. I have not heard of a milk bath before so this is new too me. The photography is awesome.

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  45. I agree - the flowers add color and texture. Lovely.

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  46. More and more people are becoming do it your self in pictures. Your pictures turned out beautiful

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  47. You look stunning! What a beautiful shoot.

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  48. These photos are beautiful! I did not feel that pretty at all during my pregnancy but pretty lace and flowery bathtub might have changed that!

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  49. These are some of the best maternity photos I've seen. You will be so happy to have them in the coming years. Beautiful!

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  50. Ohh these pictures are SO stunning & so precious, such a great way to commemorate a pregnancy journey!

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  51. Fortunately, maternity form has made some amazing progress since the times of monster tent-like tops, extend pants, and, the popular, however not all that trendy, Mumu.nursing

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Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!