This time last year littlegem and I were making a decision. We wanted to go away on a weekend just us two, a concept that seems rather alien right now. When we discuss trips away typically there is a lot of research of ideas about where we want to go, places to visit, things to do etc.
However in my collection of erotic picture notes there was a milk bath photo. It was decided that we wanted to go to a hotel that had a luxurious bath to create these photos and we found one. A copper bath in the middle of the room with water that comes down the ceiling, amazing!
Now the decision here was, do we spend a lot of money purely on the basis of taking some photos that may or may not work out. In an effort of cost cutting we stayed one night in a budget hotel, the next in the luxury one. Imagine the check out after the first night.
‘Going anywhere nice?’
‘Yeah, the fancy hotel down the road’
Justifying spending the money came down to asking would we enjoy ourselves? It isn’t often we treat ourselves like this, so there is no reason to feel guilty. We ended up having a great time, choosing the budget hotel for the first night was the right choice otherwise there would be massive disappointment.
Taking the Milk Bath Photo
The first thing you’ll need for a milk bath photo is milk, obviously. Full fat, the higher density of lipids reduces transparency of water better. If you want a vegan option you could use milk alternatives, but I’m not sure on their effectiveness.
So after check in a trip to the local supermarket was needed, Waitrose to be exact (befitting of the area). We bought 4 large (6 pint) bottles. Turns out that you don’t need as much as you think, probably half that for a standard bath. Given that the bath we were using was quite big we overestimated and now we were wishing we’d bought milkshake powder too.
We also bought some extras at the supermarket and headed back. By this time it was late afternoon and with a dinner in the restaurant booked we delayed the bath until the following morning. You need enough time and plenty of natural sunlight for it to be as effective as possible. The trouble with bathrooms in general being that windows are smaller or frosted (or both).
The bath was run as normal, maybe a little hotter than usual given the need to pour in cold milk. Now it can be time to experiment. The ultimate goal for us was to have a white opaque look, but it was worth trying with different levels by slowly adding the milk into the bath. As you pour it forms an interesting cloud that is mesmerising to watch as it mixes.
One of the reasons for doing a milk bath photo is that it allows the person modelling to show off the parts of their body that they are comfortable with whilst obscuring others. Trying different positions until you find something that works for you, maybe you want to focus on a bottom or breasts or genitals. Most photos we took didn’t include littlegem’s tummy, that is her choice and I try to make her feel as beautiful as I can.
Now that you are comfortable with the temperature of the bath, the transparency and the position you can consider embellishing your scene with details. For us we purchased flowers and fruit at the supermarket. We wanted to add colour and a delicate feel to the pictures. You can use your imagination about what to add, as long as it floats! Turns out flower heads float better than petals, so you’d need to be quick to get in a shot before they start to sink.
It’s time to take some photos. Now I’m not going to tell you how because I don’t have the expertise to do that. Especially since I didn’t consider how shiny a metal bath would be and how that may be a hindrance to taking photos. Getting up high and shooting downwards is a good start, but you can try plenty of other angles too.
At this time littlegem wasn’t showing her face on the blog so it was another challenge to think of positions that didn’t involve her face (or just crop it out). However a few months later things had changed, it no longer mattered to her. I wanted to give it another go and so a few months later we tried again.
Milk Bath at Home
With the opportunity of some time alone during the day we again prepared for our milk bath, but this time in the comfort of our own home. Our bath like most is white, giving a clean background to the photos. The extras this time were a colourful bath bomb and some candy canes (it was around Christmas time). This time the mood was more playful than artsy. Littlegem took the time to pretty herself with make up to get in the mood and I got to work setting up the bath much like before.
With littlegem ready she was helped in and given the bath bomb, playing with it as it fizzed. She sucked on the candy cane and I took photos around her as she played.
We experimented with different water levels, particularly in regards to how her hair flowed in the water. In a shallow bath more hair can be seen, creating patterns as it suspends in the water. The bath bomb also gave the water some colour, as it doesn’t have to be white. You could try any colour, although I wouldn’t recommend red, unless you literally want to make a bloodbath.
Afterwards it’s best to have wash, even if the milk is highly diluted you don’t want to have smelly cheese hair.
Reviewing the Photos
As I said before light is probably the biggest issue when it comes to taking photos in a bathroom. To create the effect of a bright liquid you may have to play with the histogram settings to enhance your photos.
So why not give milk bath photography a try?
– You don’t need as much milk as you might think.
– You don’t need to book an expensive hotel room for it.
– It is good for those that aren’t totally comfortable taking naked photos.
– It can be fun and imaginative.