Have you heard of milk bath photos before? Of all the outrageous, creative, beautiful things I get to do Milk Baths are up there! And just like the rest of the outrageous, creative, beautiful things I do the reality behind this can be rather un-glamorous (and a tiny bit stinky!)
There are two options for creating that opaque-white milky water: milk powder or actual milk. I’ve tried both and a combination of both at the same time and my favourite method is just full fat milk.
The amount that you’ll need varies on bath tub size and the size of your model. When I was researching there was some guidance around having 9 inches of milky water using x number of milk cartons but that didn’t work for me because it takes different depths of water for different body types.
This was my first attempt with the gorgeous and heavily pregnant Sammie.
We used a couple of bunches of fresh flowers that I beheaded, poor little things, and scattered in the water after Sammie got in. For this bath we used a combination of milk powder and fresh milk but I felt like the milk powder was extra stinky. I wrapped Sammie in cheesecloth for modesty but I really loved the way the opaque water helped with that. The drawback was that the cheesecloth flowed really beautifully in the water but you couldn’t really see it.
Next up was the delicious Christine for her maternity milk bath.
I absolutely adore the lace gown she’s wearing as an alternative to nudity and the sunflowers are just perfection. For this one we only did milk, full fat and about 6 pints. What I’m not showing you is that after we scooped out the flowers I poured in a box of cheerios for LOLs – dude, I cannot even tell you how much a warm cheerio bath smells! Hilarious though! 🙂
Even if you don’t add cheerios you will definitely want to shower afterwards so you don’t smell of warm milk but the great thing is, you’re already in the bath and naked! I’ll just step out and do some tidying up while you rinse off.
Both milk bath clients so far have been pregnant but this absolute legend booked her own milk bath to celebrate her 21st birthday. I love the perspective and appreciation she had for her body, she absolutely understood that, whatever hang ups she may have, she will never be 21 again (and her skin will not stay that tight and smooth! haha)
I particularly love the photos with just the green leaves. Maybe it’s because green is my favourite colour or maybe it’s the contrast of her pink lips and the pale milk but I just adore it.
Next I really, really want to try bath photos with clear water though. I want to see the movement of hair, the ripples of light on the surface. Swoon!
Would you ever get in a bath of warm milk for the beauty of end result?