Milk baths, why on earth would you ever want to do such a silly thing? Well I have three reasons for you.
- Because you get some freaking adorable photos of your little ones out of this.
- The subject, in this case my youngest daughter, Ireland, has one hootenanny of a time.
- Or in my case in this instance, you have an abundance of fresh flowers, and a big jug of half and half that’s about to expire.
All valid reasons. Ireland had such a fun time though. After we were done she kept running back to the sink asking for “mo” or more in normal talk. I had some flowers that were starting to look a little tired, and I have all these mini pumpkins sitting around, so I figured now would be a good time to have a sort of seasonal milk bath photoshoot.
Collect some objects to decorate your milk bath with, flowers, fruit, leaves, gourds, all work great. Synthetic flowers will only work if you spray some waterproof spray on the bottom of them, otherwise they tend to sink.
Get yourself a jug, or two(depending on the size of your tub) of half and half, or whole milk, and pour into your pre filled with water, tub.
Start by filling your “bath/sink” with as much water that is appropriate for your subject. Then pour in one to two gallons of whole milk, or in my case, one quart of half and half, to get the desired opacity of the milk bath.
Sprinkle around your collected nature bits, and get that baby in there. Voila! Piece of pie (that actually probably would’ve made this photoshoot that much better, everyone loves pie)!
Don’t be afraid to put some fun/weird things in there! My friend did a photoshoot with her daughter using fruit loops…you can bet I’ll be doing that session sometime soon!