Shop My Maternity Shoot Outfit:
I’m officially 37 weeks pregnant which is considered term (early term to be technical). I seriously don’t know where the time has gone. I had a few friends tell me about milk bath maternity shoots and suggested I do one. To be honest, never in a million years did I think I would actually do one and especially not share it on here. If you know me in real life, I am pretty modest. I always thought milk bath/pregnancy boudoir shoots were beautiful when other people did them, but didn’t think it was for me. This weekend I hit 37 weeks and I decided I wanted to do one. There is something about pregnancy that has me feeling more beautiful and more confident than I’ve ever felt. Seeing my body change so much over the past 9 months has been such a beautiful and special experience. I am so proud to see how far my body has come and I am so proud to carry a child to term. I cannot wait to see when Miss Scarlett decides to make her grand debut, I don’t think it will be for a few weeks though.
How to do a milk bath/tips:
- Fill the bath up with warm water then add milk. We probably use 1/2 a gallon of milk (I used whole milk) and filled the tub at least half way full. At first we didn’t add much water and had to add more water and milk later. I liked how the photos turned out when the bath was more full. I wanted to mostly just highlight my belly and not show my legs.
- Get in the bath
- Add the flowers. I made the mistake of adding the flowers before I got in. Jake took these photos, but I was in charge of flower placement and got pollen all over me and my white lace gown. If you look really close you can see the pollen on my belly.
- Try to stay as still as possible, this prevents the flowers from moving and provides better coverage on your legs.
- I used a ring light to get better lighting and attempted to use my tripod to shoot these. Ultimately Jake had to take the photos due to the small bathroom and angles that were impossible.
Now that I’m 37 weeks I’ve decided I cannot procrastinate any longer on little things. Jake and I got a lot done this weekend including packing my hospital bag. I will share that soon. I have also been using this time to really take a lot of photos and document my bump as much as possible. As ready as I am for Scarlett to be here I know I will miss my bump too.
These photos are beautiful Courtney!! You are glowing! So exciting that Miss Scarlett will be here soon. 🙂
Aww thanks, Annaliese! So sweet of you 🙂 We cannot wait.
These pictures are stunning Courtney!
Thank you so much, Jennifer 🙂
Beautiful photos Courtney. Love how milk bath turned out. I have a jar of milk bath powder that i might use for photos if situation doesnt improve in a few months.
Thanks so much, Ashh! That is such a good idea. I am sure the powder would work perfectly and be so soothing.
Omg! Those photos of you are fabulous and love the flowers in the milk bath!!!! So calming!
Thank you so much, Betsy! You’re so sweet. Yes the bath was very calming.
What a wonderful idea and a great memory you will have of accomplishing a milk bath Courtney! I never thought of doing one before. You look beautiful posing with all the pretty flowers , don’t worry about the small details ! Well done to You both, Terri xo.
Thank you so much, Terri! It was very out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to document my pregnant belly. I think the milk bath is a new trend, i’ve seen other bloggers post them too.
Oh wow!! These photos are stunning, Courtney! I’m so glad you decided to do them and share them.
Thanks, Lindsey! I was nervous to post them, but glad I did. Way out of my comfort zone.