Milk Bath Photography is really popular right now and I am going to give you some tips on how to achieve the look at home. These images turn out so beautiful and unique, I just love the way they look. I am not a expert but through trial and error I have found what works and what does not work so you can easily create the look at home. Lets get started!
1. Lighting: Lighting is everything! The most important tip is to shoot during the day when the lighting is best. Natural light will give you that white, creamy and dreamy look that is desirable in a milk bath photo. Since natural window light is best, try to shoot in a tub near a window.
2.Whole milk: The milk to water ratio is also a important factor. Whole milk is best and will make the water really white and creamy so that your subject will be the focal point. I suggest filling up the tub to the desired level with water and gradually adding in milk until you get the white effect you are going for. I used half a gallon of milk.
3.Real flowers: Only use real flowers and greenery in the tub. Do not waste your money on fake flowers and greenery because they will just sink right to the bottom of the tub! Flowers can take the shoot in any direction depending on the color and variety you choose. There are so many flowers and greens to choose from so be creative and have fun with it!
4.Flower placement: Believe it or not this can be the most difficult part, especially if you have a little baby splashing around! Place the flowers around the subject so that you can see a variety of colors and textures. Easier said than done, but the goal is to not have all the flowers floating in one corner of the photo and not the other. I had all the flowers lined up and ready to go so that I could easily add them to the milk bath once my daughter was in.
5.Gender neutral: If you would like to shoot with your baby this is not limited to just girls. I think this would look equally as beautiful with a baby boy surrounded by blue and green flowers and greenery. You could even make a green crown for your little prince, that would look adorable! more on that in tip 7!
6. Type of shoot: This type of photography is lovely for so many different things. Milk bath photography makes for the perfect maternity photo, newborn photo, mom and baby together, fashion and even boudoir photography.
7. Accessories: Accessories will really add a lot of character to your photo. A floral crown always looks lovely and I will link my DIY floral crown below if you want to make one. Since these photos are obviously shot in water, the subject is usually nude. If you would like to use a cover up, sheer fabrics look amazing! Tulle and lace are my personal favorites and cover you up without losing the dreamy effect.
8. How to shoot: I think the best shots are taken above the subject angling down. Standing on the tub and straddling it looking down will give you a great shot. This can be tricky and slippery so be careful! When taking these shots of my daughter I actually got in the tub with her and stood above her looking down.
9. Camera: I have a dslr camera but if you only have a Iphone that will work too! Here are my favorite apps to edit your photos Adobe lightroom, Vsco, and camera+. If using a Iphone, play around with the exposure to lighten up the photo.
10. Milk bath benefits: Not only was this shoot with my daughters fun and beautiful, I wanted to add in this last tip that it actually had a lot of benefits. Our skin was so soft afterword’s and cleared up some major dry skin issues for Mckinley. My youngest had a serious diaper rash at the time and a day after the milk bath it was practically gone!
All in all I had so much fun taking these photos and I know you will too! Have fun with the flowers, colors and accessories and customize the shoot so that it is unique to you. With these tips, you will easily be able to create a Milk Bath Photo at home! As always, be careful and cautious at all times when working with children in water.
Here is the link to my DIY Floral Head Wreath if you want to make one for your shoot!
I hope you enjoyed my Tips For Creating Beautiful Milk Bath Photography.
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