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canada goose uk site “Milk bath photography has become popular in canada goose factory outlet the last few years, but milk baths themselves date back a canada goose outlet store uk lot further than that,” Beatty said. “Legend has it that Cleopatra took milk baths in ancient Egypt. They are a great way to moisturize your skin they are even offered by some spas!” canada goose uk site

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canada goose jacket outlet uk It’s difficult to trace the style’s exact origins. Husband and wife photography duo Annie Zou and David Zhangtold HuffPost they first noticed milk bath maternity photos around 2015, and photographer Michelle Santiagosaid she came across the poses on Pinterest around the same time. canada goose jacket outlet uk

Google searches turn up milk bath maternity pictures going back to 2014, and a 2017 Women’s Day articlesaid that some have credited photographer Tiffany Burke with starting the trend.

Milk bath imagery without the pregnancy aspect seems to have earlier roots. Discussions of this style appear on photography forumsgoing back to 2009. In 1984, Annie Leibovitzphotographed Whoopi Goldberg bathing in milk, a take on her canada goose outlet jackets onstage bit about a little black girl trying to whiten her skin with Clorox.

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canada goose outlet london uk Santiago believes the style has taken hold in the maternity world for a few reasons. canada goose outlet london uk

canada goose outlet factory “I think many people were looking to do something a little different than the traditional maternity portraits, and they are so peaceful and relaxing as well,” she said. “It’s a great excuse to be pampered for a little while. Just like any other trend, I think it will eventually plateau, but for now, I’m really enjoying this style of [photo] session!” canada goose outlet factory

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“We as women are expected to only feel sexy before children, canada goose outlet and then only feel beautiful when we are pregnant,” McDaniel said. “Why can’t we do both? Why can’t mothers feel sexy? We can feel powerful. We can feel sexy!”

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canada goose outlet in toronto “Many people use real milk, which studies have proven to have benefits for the skin, although you should always thoroughly rinse off the milk afterwards to prevent any yeast infections,” Santiago said, adding that she prefers other ingredients. canada goose outlet in toronto

“I personally do not like using a large tub full of real milk as I find it wasteful for a photoshoot that will only last 30 minutes to an hour, so I use powdered creamer most of the time,” she said. “There are also milk bath soaps and bath bombs that can be used to create the same effect.”

canada goose outlet michigan Milk bath photography tends to involve bright lighting, and photographers experiment with different wardrobes and flowers, which are usually real, as fake flowers don’t float. canada goose outlet michigan

Many expectant mothers enjoy their milk bath photo sessions so much that they choose to take postpartum milk bath photos with their newborn babies. Dads have also gotten involved in the milk bath photography fad both earnestly and for comedic effect. Mothers have also parodied the trend.

As the style becomes more widespread, some people have questioned and criticized it for being wasteful or just plain “weird.”Beatty, however, said she’s never experienced any negativity.”I haven’t encountered criticism. People generally seem canada goose outlet online uk to really like the milk bath portraits,” she said. “The images are vibrant and unexpected, and get a lot of positive feedback and enthusiasm.”

canada goose parka uk Ultimately, Beatty hopes people who see her milk bath maternity photos see the beauty and strength in motherhood and femininity. canada goose parka uk

“I hope they enjoy the beauty of the female canada goose outlet shop form and are awed by what women can do,” she said. “I try to imbue the images with many forms of natural beauty. I hope the portraits instill viewers with wonder and respect for women and nature.”

canada goose outlet boston Santiago echoed this sentiment, noting that she enjoys the close up image of a mother and child in a peaceful setting,in contrast to the “epic landscape” maternity photos that official canada goose outlet are also popular today. canada goose outlet boston

canada goose outlet online reviews “I love the basis of my photos to be about the natural beauty of a mother surrounded by nature. Whether that canada goose outlet uk sale be in a pretty field or in a tub of flowers, I feel like a woman growing a child is the ultimate symbolism of Mother Earth,” she said. “It is one of the most beautiful things that happens in this world I mean, mothers are superheroes, and I feel it should always be celebrated.” canada goose outlet online reviews.

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