June 1, 2022

Chattanooga Milk Bath Photographer | Should Your Baby Do A Milk Bath Session?

Children, Milk Bath, Milestone, Floral

The number 1 reason every baby needs a milk bath session...


They're freaking cute! I don't know who first decided to put milky water into a container and then add flowers or fruit and a baby but they just might be my hero. How can you not say "Awwww" when you see a chunky baby in such a whimsical setting? This is why I want to make milk bath photography in Chattanooga a regular thing! I want every baby to have a milk bath in Chattanooga by the time I'm through.

7-month-old baby girl grips the sides of a copper tub filled with milky water and peonies for milk bath session outside
just the legs and toes of a baby are visible in a milk bath with peony flowers in and around a copper tub set in ivy

Will your baby do well in a milk bath?


It depends a lot on their age and temperament. If your baby loves baths and bath time, chances are he or she will enjoy a milk bath. I use warm water and the session only lasts 15-20 minutes so that you don't have to worry about your baby being cold. Your child can be clothed or naked (or nakey as we say in my house) for their milk bath session. I believe that any age is a good age for a milk bath but I think it's best from about 7-months-old to 2 years. I am able to get the most variety in children who are able to sit well, look at me, smile easily, and interact and explore the props. However, if your child is not able to sit well on their own just yet, a milk bath done in shallow water on their back makes for a milk bath session that is just as cute!

A 7-month-old girl sits in a copper tub set in ivy outside with peonies around the tub for a milk bath photo session

Milk Bath Themes


There is an endless amount of inspiration for milk bath photography and so many creative and imaginative milk bath photographers! A quick Pinterest search will have you scrolling for hours as you explore the many milk bath sessions. For this session, I chose a dark floral theme and since peonies are my favorite flower and bloom in May and June, I was pleased when I found some beautiful ones the day before this milk bath session in my parent's back yard. I've done milk baths both outdoors on location and inside my home studio in Chattanooga. The possibilities are limitless when it comes to building your unique milk bath session!


Milk Bath Safety


I take the safety of your child very seriously. I make sure my tubs are safe and smooth without sharp or scratchy parts, never filled too full than is appropriate for your child's age, and I add non-slip grips if necessary to keep your baby from sliding around or getting hurt. I use warm water and fresh milk or milk alternative poured into the bath immediately before Baby gets in the water. I also wash any fruit or props that will be in the bath with the baby and mom or dad is always right there next to the tub, just outside of the lens, in case Baby gets upset or needs any help. I keep towels nearby and I'm very quick with the camera so that Baby doesn't have to stay in the tub for too long.

smiling baby sits in copper tub filled with milky water and flowers for outdoor milk bath photo session
baby sitting in copper tub among ivy tries to eat a peony for milk bath photography session

So, now that you know more about milk baths...


Should you schedule a milk bath session for your baby? Hopefully the answer is yes! Why not? It's such a unique way to show off your little one and you know everyone will just love it! Message me to schedule your Chattanooga milk bath session today!

Let's continue the conversation!


Have a question about milk baths or want to schedule one for your little cutie? Send me a message! If you have an idea or a suggestion, I'd love to hear from you!

See more from this peony milk bath session below!

7-month-old girl sits in copper tub surrounded by ivy and peonies for milk bath session
7-month-old girl sits in copper tub surrounded by ivy and peonies for milk bath photo
7-month-old girl sits in copper tub surrounded by ivy and flowers for milk bath session
7-month-old girl sits in copper tub surrounded by ivy and flowers for milk bath photo
7-month-old girl smiles in copper tub of milky water surrounded by ivy and peonies for milk bath session
7-month-old girl smiles in copper tub of milky water surrounded by ivy and peonies for milk bath photo
smiling baby in copper tub filled with milk and flowers for session with Chattanooga milk bath photographer
top down view of baby in bath of milky water and peonies by Chattanooga milk bath photographer
baby pulls a flower out of a copper tub filled with milky water surrounded by ivy for milk bath photo session
smiling baby in milky water filled copper tub surrounded by flowers and ivy for outdoor milk bath photo session
cute baby girl pulls a face sitting in a copper tub of milky water and flowers
mother's hand holds out a peony for her 7-month-old to grab as she sits in a copper tub milk bath for photo session
7-month-old girl sits in copper tub milk bath and plays with the peonies for Chattanooga milk bath photographer
7-month-old girl sitting in copper tub and ivy opens her mouth to eat a peony during milk bath photo session
7-month-old sits in copper tub for photo session with Chattanooga milk bath photographer
cute baby girl makes a face while sitting in a peony milk bath outdoors surrounded by ivy and a stone wall
sweet baby girl looks up at her mother off camera as she sits in a copper tub for milk bath photo session outdoors
7mo smiles and holds sides of a copper tub filled with milk and flowers for photo session with Chattanooga photographer
7mo smiles and holds sides of a copper tub filled with milk and flowers for photo session with Chattanooga photographer
baby girl sits sideways in copper tub set outside among ivy for milk bath photo shoot