DIY Milk Bath Photos


I came across a milk bath photoshoot on Pinterest a couple weeks ago and knew immediately that I NEEDED to do this with Aria and I am so. dang. proud. of how they turned out! The best part, it cost less than $25 to do this!

I was a little nervous because one, Aria doesn’t like to sit still and two, I constantly doubt my photography skills. I tried to let the milk/water warm up a bit before putting her in it, but for the sake of not putting my daughter in spoiled milk (it was like 100° that day) we stuck her in it while it was still cold. She was NOT a happy camper at first, but after about a minute or so she was distracted by the flowers. After she got used to what was going on, taking pictures was pretty easy. The most difficult part was getting her to look up at us and smile. Finally I caved and brought her daddy outside and we got two perfect smiling shots.


how-to guide

S U P P L I E S :
• Tin bucket (I used this one- perfect for fall, too!)
• Depending on bucket size, 1/2-1 gallon of whole milk (I only needed about 1/2 gallon)
• Fresh flowers

I N S T R U C T I O N S :
Fill the bucket up with 2/3 water. Pour in milk until you get your desired look. Place fresh flowers in the bucket and voila! A beautiful milk bath!

Some things to consider when shooting outside- don’t shoot in direct sunlight (we were in a shaded area next to the house), shoot during the cooler time of the day and use your surroundings to your advantage. I

I am not a professional photographer by any means, but I created this post to show you that you don’t need to be a professional to get great photos! I used my old Canon Rebel T5 with a 50mm lens. We took a couple on our iPhones and those even turned out great! It’s all about lighting and presentation.

Have you ever done a milk bath photoshoot? I would LOVE to see your photos!!

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