Since this is my last pregnancy, I wanted to remember the miracle that my body has gone through while pregnant, so in February, I took some maternity photos with the talented Ilene Squires of Ilene Squires Photography. But, I didn’t want to put on a dress and hike on a trail or go to the beach for my maternity photos, so I decided to do a Donuts & Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot since I have the large, well-lit bathroom and white claw-foot bathtub that is just perfect for it. But before adding the donuts (and potentially ruining the milk), my photographer and I did a traditional Floral Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot and I’m sharing the photos below.
Floral Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot
But back to these Floral Milk Bath Maternity Photos, I absolutely love them! I hit up a couple of grocery stores for the flowers (which was difficult because the photoshoot was right before Valentine’s Day, so most of the flowers available were red roses) and I made the flower crown the night before. Then we simply sprinkled the flowers into the tub after I got in.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to even do maternity photos this time, but honestly, I’m not the selfie type, so I knew that if I ever wanted any bump photos of this particular baby bump and pregnancy in the future, then I needed to do maternity photos. In addition to these milk bath photos, I also took some photos while playing with the twins as well as some next to the new nursery nook in our master bedroom.
And if you’re interested in doing some floral milk bath maternity photos, I have a few tips/tricks:
- Bathtub: You’re gonna need a bathtub. A freestanding bathtub, not a shower/tub. And it should be white or the milk will look weird.
- Bathroom: And that freestanding bathtub needs to be in a large bathroom which gets plenty of natural sunlight.
- Lace gown: Here’s the link to my $20ish lace gown. I wore it with nude bra and underwear because I didn’t want to flash my photographer and I didn’t want my huge pregnancy nips showing in the photos.
- Hair, Nails, Makeup: If you’re hiring a photographer, get your hair, nails, and makeup professionally done if you don’t do them well yourself. I got my hair blown out and my nails done the day before. I didn’t get my makeup done, but I did get eyelash extensions!
- Milk: I used powdered milk, you can find it in the baking aisle at your grocery store. Fill up the tub first with warm water. Fill it higher than you think, you can always let some drain out. Then shut off the water and add your powdered milk and stir. Let it sit and settle for 5 minutes before getting into the tub.
- Flowers: Purchase the flowers the night before and store them in a cool place (in the refrigerator if you can). Also, make your flower crown the night before and store it in the refrigerator as well.
All photos were taken by the talented Ilene Squires of Ilene Squires Photography. If you’re local to Los Angeles, I highly recommend booking maternity, family, or wedding photos with her!