I am back with yet another Neva Michelle Photography masterpiece! Yes, I know it's been a minute, but this Mommy-to-be is one month away from meeting her Prince! Can someone say, "ANXIOUS"! This experience was so awesome, I thought it would be kind of cool to share with you all!
Back in January, when I first discovered I was expecting, I immediately thought about what I wanted to do for Mother/Belly shots. Of course, my Husband and I will do a session together, but I wanted something special with just me and my belly. I'm a petite woman and it's been an astonishing eight months watching my body grow, stretch, and go through these physical changes to accommodate this little human inside of me! The intent was to capture the beauty and art of carrying life. I googled "Semi Nude Maternity Pics" and all of those were a little more revealing than what I was going for. However, I saw a few that were in a pool. I then googled "Maternity Pics in Water". I fell in love with the numerous milk bath photos! All of them were beautiful, yet still owned its own sense of uniqueness. Something about the way the milky-white water disguises just enough lured me in.
There was no questioning, I was going to have Michelle do this! She had done Jr's Gender Reveal session, and killed it! When I reached out to her she was on board for it, and had even expressed how she was just thinking about how badly she had been wanting to do a milk bath photo shoot. She is simply UH-MAY-ZING! All I had to do was sit in the tub and look pretty. I didn't ask what kind of flowers she was getting or what kind of material I'd wear. We used my bathroom since I have windows by the tub to bring in the natural light.
Since last week of us sharing a photo from the session, it's made its way around the Internet. I just want to clarify a few common misconceptions:
- No. This is not actually milk. Michelle stirred coffee creamer in the tub as the water ran until she got the opaqueness she was looking for.
- I positioned myself in the tub and Michelle placed the (real, because faux flowers don't float) flowers around me. Her feet from standing above me to get a bird's eye shot was one of the few things photo shopped.
- I am NOT the first person to do a maternity milk bath shoot, and I'm pretty sure I will not be the last. Google it, tons of photos will pop up. Some internet trolls are so close-minded to think that only one person has done it, and it can't be re-done. False.
I am ecstatic with the end result of the photos. You really can expect nothing less from Michelle! She's truly talented and passionate when it comes to her job and it shows in her work. What an awesome experience! My overall goal was met when I was able to capture this moment with my un-born son.
With all the shares on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, BuzzFeed reached out to us to do an article! Read all about it out here.
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