Last week, I shared a fun milk bath photo session. When I shared it, I got overwhelmed with an abundance of questions and curiosity about the session.Today I thought it would be fun to share a look behind the scenes of a milk bath session with you all. During the session I had taken some video clips of set up and some during the actual session. So you can truly peek behind the scenes.
Alright let’s dive right in, let’s start with the planning and prep for this session. My inspiration was from a milk bath session I saw on Pinterest. Boy do I love Pinterest, I mean who doesn’t right? Anyway, once I saw the idea I had to mull it over and then of course wait for the right client to do it with. When K’s mom said they were up for anything at her 6 month session I knew this would be a great fit, and we started planning.
The first thing to decide on was a color scheme for the session. If you follow me at all you know I am a lover of neutral colors, so that was the base but I knew I wanted to add a feminine touch. For this I chose to do lavender and pink tones along with white and a touch of green. After the colors were decided, it came time to choose the flowers. I’m not going to lie, I hit up quite a few flower markets before I found what I had in mind. But little by little, it was all coming together.
Next up was milk bath prep. Having never done a milk bath before I did some research. I searched online and found several tutorials on the best recipes to create the milk bath. Then I tried a few in small scale batches in my kitchen before I decided on my own custom blend. Plus, I never have luck following recipes anyway. LOL!
On session day, I drew a warm bath and added my previously decided on milk bath recipe to the water. After that, came flower placement. I had this big plan of how I was going to arrange them all in the water and create a certain shape or flow. Let’s just say, that’s not exactly how it went. Once I put the flowers in the water, they sort of did their own thing. Mix in an active 6 month old to the water and well, I quickly learned to just go with it.
The whole session was over in just under 15 minutes and my sweet little model loved it so much she almost fell asleep in the tub! Not to mention her skin was glowing afterwards. All in all, it was a huge success and I hope that I get a chance to create another one in the future. A milk bath is a fun and unique session option. Keep in mind, I would recommend this type of session for babies in the 5-10 month range for best results. If you are considering an upcoming session for your sweet little one and want to talk about a milk bath option, please feel free to get in touch me by clicking here. I’d love to chat with you about it.
Here’s a look behind the scenes of a milk bath photo session. Enjoy!