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April 26, 2024

Milk bath Photoshoots | Romantic Newborn Photos


Milk bath photoshoots with newborn baby and mother

I have always found milk bath photoshoots pretty, but I didn’t know just how beautiful and romantic they could be. I photographed my friend Sarah and her adorable family (you can see more of her family newborn photos in Annapolis here), and after we took photos of the whole family, Sarah and her beautiful baby girl got into tub and we made some magic!

Milk baths are actually a great setting for moms and babies when proper safety precautions are put into place. We first made sure the water was high enough to provide modesty, while giving room for Sarah to safely hold her baby above the water. The water was warm but not too hot for baby. We then added about half a gallon of milk and some luscious florals from Trader Joe’s to create a whimsical setting. We used milk in a half gallon jug, but I have heard that powdered milk can work, as well. I liked the half gallon amount because it made the water opaque without making the water too white.

Many babies love baths, so milk bath photoshoots are just a great way for mother and baby to bond together, all while creating beautiful imagery. If milk bath photoshoots weren’t on your radar before, I hope they are now!

Milk Bath Photoshoots | Romantic Newborn Photos

Newborn Photographer Maryland | Marie Elizabeth Photography

Marie is a Maryland Newborn Photographer, specializing in a luxurious, full-service portrait experience. From planning your session to delivering custom fine artwork to your home, Marie takes care of all of the details. All Marie Elizabeth Photography clients are pampered with included professional hair and make-up and an array of whimsical dresses from the client wardrobe. Marie then will create exquisite works of art, such as heirloom albums and fine art matted prints to grace your home and lay your legacy.

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