Behind the scenes: prepping for a milk bath session - Vero Beach Milk Bath Photographer

I love doing sneak peeks of floral baths for my clients. After I have carefully curated and purchased all the flowers/leaves/branches, I give them a day to open up a bit more at home before I trim them in preparation for decorating the bath and tub. I line them all up on the bar at my kitchen counter (out of reach of toddler’s hands) and let them do their thing. That’s usually when I scan past them with my phone and share it as a story on Instagram. Clients love it and we all get excited together for the session the next day - a floral-adorned milk bath or herbal bath.

In preparation for today’s session, I also tried my first go at a time-lapse video using a GoPro. Flower trimming took about 45 minutes. You’ll also notice my 3 year old came in and wanted to cut her own flowers too. She packed them up just like I did, then stuffed them in her purse to use to take pictures of her unicorn, Daddy, and brother. My little photographer in training…

 



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A quiet maternity milk bath - Vero Beach Milk Bath Photographer

No matter what advice you get before becoming a parent, there will always be things that will only ring true after you’ve had children.

One of those things, for me, is that life will never be quiet again. Sure, there will be moments of calm and the times when the little one(s) are sleeping. But your day and life, once you have a child, is never your own again. It is an offering to the most beautiful form of chaos. A cacophany of babbles, screams, laughter, cries, and singing. It’s a beautiful thing, to give life and nurture and be needed. But it can also be so. so. loud. (Can you tell I have a toddler and a preschooler?)

This is one reason I LOVE floral bath sessions. They are calm. They are quiet. They are a gift of relaxation to the mother to be (or the new mother during an herbal bath session).

A quiet maternity milk bath - Vero Beach Maternity Photograper - Ebb and Flow Photography

Momma-to-be sporting her magnificent tiger stripes, ready for her milk bath. So fierce.

A quiet maternity milk bath - Vero Beach Maternity Photograper - Ebb and Flow Photography
A quiet maternity milk bath - Vero Beach Maternity Photograper - Ebb and Flow Photography

Time spent reflecting on pregnancy and motherhood. Pressure off the feet, attempting weightlessness in the soothing warmth of the milk bath.

A quiet maternity milk bath - Vero Beach Maternity Photograper - Ebb and Flow Photography
A quiet maternity milk bath - Vero Beach Maternity Photograper - Ebb and Flow Photography

And flowers. How luxurious to be surrounded by flowers - quite literally. Feeling like a goddess instead of the Hindenburg? Sounds like heaven.

A quiet maternity milk bath - Vero Beach Maternity Photograper - Ebb and Flow Photography

And time to quietly contemplate birth affirmations. (Mug and temporary tattoo by The Oxytocin Emporium)

A quiet maternity milk bath - Vero Beach Maternity Photograper - Ebb and Flow Photography