We worked together first to select a gorgeous location, a small home-turned-studio in The Woodlands, TX. This studio features four different rooms for stunning photos, and we opted for the space that included a clawfoot tub.
Once Nancy was satisfied with the location, we began discussing wardrobe. She settled on a total of three outfits, including a sleeveless dusty rose gown and a white split-front gown for exposed belly shots, along with my sheer white lace gown. Her daughter, Olivia, wore two outfits, including a precious floor-length tan ruffled dress and an ivory romper for the milk bath.
The half hour of her maternity milk bath photo session, I worked with Nancy and Olivia to create the sweetest, most beautiful moments that celebrate the beauty of motherhood and upcoming arrival of Max. We spent the last 25 minutes on the milk bath maternity portion of the session, which Nancy said was incredibly relaxing and the perfect way to wrap up her session! While mama changed into comfy clothes for the drive home, I took an extra two minutes to photograph Olivia playing in the milk bath with flowers – and those photos are just precious!
Milk baths for maternity photos don’t actually involve gallons of milk – in fact, the tub is filled with warm water for the most part and only about 3.5 cups of milk. It has a creamy appearance, perfect for the florals we used! To maximize the variety in her photo gallery, I first photographed her in the tub with only white florals, greenery and baby’s breath for very neutral, soft photos. Then, I added in the rest of the greenery and purple and pink florals that added just the right amount of pop to her photos!