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Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.

by | Aug 1, 2017 | Just Motherhood, Photography, Pregnancy | 2 comments

Pregnancy circa 2016 / 2017 and Milk Bath Maternity Shoots are all the rage. I completely get the appeal… Unleashing your inner Cleopatra in a time when you are creating life; why not?

Milk Bath Maternity, Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.Milk Bath Maternity, Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.

At 1st I was on the fence; not sure if I should take the milky plunge but then I came across the most beautiful purple roses and I simply couldn’t resist. The purple had me and although I never liked purple much it would become a re-occurring colour during (and after) my pregnancy. The idea of one day showing such stunning pics to our daughter and celebrating me carrying her for 9 months convinced me. If I was going to do this, I needed to go all out! An abundance of flowers, a huge ethereal flower crown, beautiful lace and a snow white milky bath.

Milk Bath Maternity, Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.Milk Bath Maternity, Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.

Flowers at hand, lacy robe and undies by Cotton On and a bold professional make-up look courtesy of Lesedi Leketi and I was ready.

TOP TIPS FOR CREATING THE PERFECT PHOTO WORTHY MILK BATH (courtesy of endless Pinterest pins):

  1. Fill the bath with warm water, almost up to the desired level.
  2. Add between 4 to 6 liters of FULL CREAM milk, depending on the size of your bath.
  3. Add FULL CREAM milk powder to create a more opaque look.
  4. Try to take the photos in a bath close to a window with as much natural light as possible.
  5. Keep the fabrics you choice to use, light and delicate for a beautiful draping and floating effect.

Milk Bath Maternity, Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.Milk Bath Maternity, Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result of my Milk Bath Maternity shoot and after this awesome 1st experience; we aren’t done! Keep an eye on our blog (or subscribe to our mailing list right at the bottom) to see what we have planned next.
Milk Bath Maternity, Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.

PHOTO CREDIT | Anje-Ilana Nel from Madison & West.

2 Comments

  1. Caley

    Wow!! Simply stunning! x

    Reply
    • Mari-Louise

      Thank you so much Caley. Really just had some girly fun with this shoot. x

      Reply

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