Becoming a mother is one of the most beautiful times in your life. Not only does your belly grow but your heart grows as well. There are so many emotions that come with this time as well. Excitement, joy, and even fear. Your mothering instincts begin the moment you know that your life will never be the same. I think that is why I love to capture this moment as a photographer. This moment in time where everything around you is still, but everything inside of you is burning wild with growth, love and emotions.
Additionally, I don’t think there is anything much more beautiful than an expecting mother. The glow that she emanates and the way her body changes to accommodate a new living being is completely magical. There is nothing more perfectly feminine than an expecting mother. This session was no exception. Mother to be “S” is strikingly beautiful and radiant especially as an expecting mom. She was so easy to work with and so laid back and was totally up for trying a milk bath which I like to add on to my maternity sessions because the photos turn out just amazing.
There’s something very goddess about a milk bath and extremely symbolic but also very beautiful and feminine as well. To create the milk bath I used a combination of dried milk and warm water and I added some flour to give it more of a creamy white color (dried milk can look yellow), then we added fresh flowers to float on the bath as we shot.
I look forward to creating more memories with this family as we do her newborn session here in just a few, short weeks! What do you think about milk baths? Have you ever tried one? Let me know in the comments what you think about the photo and if you’d ever try something fun like this.
Make it a beautiful day!