NJ Milk Bath Photography Session in Sparta


Baby holds orange during NJ Milk Bath Photography session

This in-home NJ Milk Bath Photography session was absolutely adorable. I captured this little one’s newborn session last year and mama wanted to do a milk bath session when she was 6 months old. We ended up pushing it back a few months because she was not sitting up by herself at 6 months. As always, safety first!

The Plan

We had the most beautiful session planned. I arrived at my clients home with fresh flowers in purples and pinks and bright sliced citrus so that we could do two “looks” for the session. I brought my little clawfoot tub so that we could set up in the kitchen next to their back door– the best spot for beautiful light. The dogs were outside, the big sister was ready and waiting to hop in when the time was right.


When the conditions were perfect (set up milk bath at the right temperature), we placed the baby in. She was a bit uncertain, but she went with it for the citrus portion of the event. The pictures were so sweet and she was even picking up orange slices and playing with them!

At this point, she realized that maybe being in a mini tub with warm milk was not all that it was cracked up to be. We took several breaks, but she was still not into it. We brought big sister into the frame to join in the fun. (I am always all about getting family members in on these kinds of things!) Even though the baby was not thrilled with her NJ Milk Bath Photography session, it was still an amazing session with some of the sweetest moments captured. I loved watching her big sister try her best to cheer up “her baby.” These two are going to have the best childhood together.

Milk baths, in the little tub or even in your sink, are a great option for an add-on to your indoor family session. Only one little babe at a time can fit into the clawfoot tub, but multiple small kids can squeeze into a sink. And if there is one little one in the sink or tub, the big siblings always love to help out.

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