Milk bath

Kira's Milk Bath Maternity Session | Charlotte Maternity Photographer

This gorgeous mama right here has become a great friend and peer since I moved down to Charlotte eighteen months ago. So I was honored when she asked me to capture her pregnancy with a beautiful milk bath session. I’ve done one milk bath session before, but it was with my girls and involved Froot Loops, so I was excited when Kira brought her vision to me. As luck would have it, our visions meshed perfectly—I loved the classic look she was going for and she was excited when I suggested we also spice things up a bit! Kira has since given birth to a beautiful little girl named Adelaide. I can’t wait to get her in a milk bath with her mama next! Congratulations Kira!!

Bertrand Milk Bath Session | Charlotte, NC Children Photographer

I got into photography because I have a horrible memory. Seriously, my best friend sometimes calls me Dory. When I had my girls, I had this urge to document EVERYTHING so I wouldn't forget a single moment. (I know I'm not the only mom who feels this way!) So I picked up a camera and started shooting, and a couple of years later, here I am! And in between photoshoots with amazing clients, I like to continue to document and experiment with my sweet little muses. 

A couple of weekends ago it was really cold outside and we were all starting to get a little antsy being stuck indoors, so I grabbed my camera, my softbox, my assistant (Aaron), a box of fruit loops, and some powdered milk and told the girls it was time to take a bath -- a milk bath! Full disclosure, I'm not usually a fan of the milk bath thing. I've seen it gain more and more steam over the past couple of years, but more with maternity shots, where the mom-to-be is in milk bath with just her belly showing, surrounded by flowers. The concept doesn't quite make sense to me. BUT, kids in a cereal milk bath totally makes sense to me! I had seen something similar on a photography forum I'm a member of called Pretty Forum, so I had to try it out. What do you think?