This type of maternity session has been trending lately, so I wanted to give it a try since I loved all the other photos I've been seeing. This is my daughter, Hannah. She's pregnant with her third child, a girl! We're excited for her family to have a girl as she already has two boys, a little girl should prove to be an amazing adventure for them.
If you want to try this for yourself, here's how: You'll need 2 Gallons of WHOLE MILK and your favorite LIVE flowers. Artificial flowers tend to sink after getting wet.
We let the hot water run until about half full, added in the milk and the heads of the flowers we chose. We LOVE sunflowers and yellow roses, and that's going to be the theme of the baby's room, so that was appropriate for us. Place the subject into the water after testing that it's not too hot. We actually had to add in cold water because it was still too hot. Then cut off the heads of your flowers and place them in the position you like, you will most likely have to keep moving flowers and leaves around due to water movement.
For the lace, believe it or not, we used a lace curtain panel! You can use almost any type of material or lace that you have. If you don't have any, head over to the local fabric store and grab about 2 yards off a bolt.
Then start shooting!! We didn't use a flash or any extra fill light, but you may need to depending on the type of lighting you have in your bathroom.
When deciding to do a milk bath with an infant, I just want to encourage baby safety when photographing in the water. It’s the number-one priority during the shoot! Never leave a baby unattended; make sure the water level is not too high; and check that the water temperature is safe—all the usual rules apply. These sound like common sense, but things can get hectic during a session and you want to avoid risks. Source-Popular Photography
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