If you were to ask me what my latest photography obsession is I would tell you – milk bath maternity photos!  I was beyond excited when my friend Alex told me she was obsessed also.

So of course this meant we HAD to do a milk bath session. I commandeered my mom’s bath tub for the day (thanks mom!) and we got to work. Alex’s sister Jacqui volunteered to be our helper for the day as well, and assisted us throughout the shoot.

You can’t tell it from the portraits, but the three of us were squeezed into this tiny bathroom space. For most of it I was standing on a ladder, squished between the ladder and the ceiling, just to get over head shots. It was worth it though because they turned out amazing.  And of course I shot all film….because how can you not?!

We had a blast and Alex was just loving laying in the warm milk surrounded by all the pretty flowers.  Alex wore a gorgeous lace robe.  The texture mixed so well with the milky water and gave it the exact look we were going for.

What a fun time playing with Alex and Jacqui (aka my handy helper for the day!). Can’t wait to play some more when their little bundle arrives!

Flowers were provided by Mint Design.

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This isn’t the first time I’ve worked with Alex recently, as I also had the pleasure of shooting Eric and Alex’s outdoor snowy maternity portraits. Click here to check them out!